WWS Calendar

JRCPPF 9th Annual Conference: Development Finance in Fragile States (DAY 2)

Feb 21, 2020 08:00AM to 04:00PM
Location: 
Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building
399
Audience: 
Open to the Public, Tickets Required
Speaker(s): 
Rachel Glennerster (Keynote speaker) Day 2 - 2/21/20
Sponsor: 

Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance

Empirical Studeis of Conflict Project

Center for Contemporary China

Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

Click HERE for more information and to register.

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Emerging economies are increasingly turning towards private sector financing to fund infrastructure and other development needs. While middle-income countries have the capacity to manage complex, privately financed projects, low-income, and fragile states face several hurdles. Poor infrastructure, political and economic risks, inefficient regulatory regimes, and weak financial systems, all pose barriers to mobilizing new investment and kick-starting private sector growth. This conference will explore some of these challenges, including the role of multilateral development banks and development finance institutions, new instruments to leverage private sector investment, risk management in fragile states, and China’s approach to financing development through the Belt & Road Initiative.

FRIDAY, February 21, 2020

8:30–9:00 AM

 Breakfast

9:00–9:15 AM

Introductory Remarks: Jacob Shapiro, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University

9:15–10:45 AM

SESSION 2: MANAGING RISK IN FRAGILE ENVIRONMENTS

Tarek Ghani, Assistant Professor of Politics, Washington University
Nicola Limodio, Assistant Professor of Finance, Bocconi University
Lakshmi Shyam-Sunder, Group Chief Risk Officer, World Bank
Moderator: Jacob Shapiro

10:45–11:00 AM

Coffee break

11:00 AM–12:30 PM

SESSION 3: NEW FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS FOR DEVELOPMENT

Neil Gregory, Chief Thought Leadership Officer, International Finance Corporation
Tarun Khanna '88, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School
Kruskaia Sierra-Escalante *98, Manager for Blended Finance,  International Finance Corporation
Chris Walker *98, Social Innovations Director, Mercy Corps
Moderator: Ethan Kapstein, Visiting Professor and Associate Director of the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project, Princeton University

12:30–1:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:00–2:00 PM

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Rachel Glennerster, Chief Economist, UK Department for International Development

2:00–2:15 PM

Break

2:15–3:45 PM

SESSION 4: CHINA BELT & ROAD INITIATIVE -- NEW ROUTES TO DEVELOPMENT FINANCE

Deborah Bräutigam, Professor in International Political Economy, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Maggie Chen, Professor of Economics, George Washington University
Scott Morris, Director of the US Development Policy Initiative, Center for Global Dev.
Carmen Reinhart, Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Moderator: Rory Truex '07, Assistant Professor of Politics, Princeton University

3:45–4:00 PM

Closing Remarks: Atif Mian