Development FinanceTuesday, May 1, 2012
6:30 AM - 7:45 AM
Carl Kaplan, Managing Director, Koret Israel Economic Development Funds
John Morton, Vice President, Office of Investment Policy, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Stewart Paperin, Executive Vice President, Open Society Institute; President, Soros Economic Development Fund
Roger Stein, Managing Director, Research and Academic Relations, Moody's
Andrew Taylor, Executive Vice President, Grand Challenges Canada
The world's economic center of gravity is shifting from the developed to the developing world. Demographic trends and increased productivity add up to great potential for growth in emerging and frontier markets in Asia, Latin America, Africa and the former Soviet bloc. Significant capital is needed to support entrepreneurs, job formation, technology deployment, and new systems for delivery and expansion. This type of international development is facilitated in part by a network of multilateral development finance agencies. They can deploy a broad range of tools and programs, including wholesale and retail loans, equity support, insurance and guarantees. What are the most effective mechanisms to engage the public and private sectors in driving this growth story forward? This breakfast will bring together experts in development finance to discuss the most effective models for collaboration between governments, corporations and emerging market stakeholders to scale up economic growth.