Ideas to Action:

Independent research for global prosperity

Initiative

Policy Roundtable on Economic Development and Population Dynamics

Monday, May 9, 2005 - 9:00am to 5:00pm


CGD co-sponsored a Policy Roundtable on Economic Development and Population Dynamics. The roundtable brought together leading policymakers from around the world, including many from Sub-Saharan Africa, to provide consultation on the draft Working Group report and discuss future research and policy directions.

Speakers included:
Nancy Birdsall, Center for Global Development
Paul Brest, Hewlett Foundation
Jean-Louis Sarbib, Human Development Network, World Bank
Hans-Martin Boehmer, Human Development, DfID
Jotham Musinguzi, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Uganda
Ruth Levine, Center for Global Development
Alex Ezeh, African Population and Health Research Center
Peter Heller, Financial Affiars Department, International Monetary Fund
David Canning, Professor of Economics and International Health, Harvard University
Yaw Ansu, African Human Development Unit, World Bank
Richard Muga, Ministry of Planning and National Development, Kenya
Cynthia Lloyd, Population Council
Geeta Rao Gupta, International Center for Research on Women
Edward Addai, Ministry of Health, Ghana
Jacqueline Darroch, Gates Foundation

Additional sponsors included the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The UK Department for International Development (DfID) and the World Bank.

Full text of Roundtable transcript is available here.