Global Conference 2018

U.S. government agencies collectively spent over $14.1 billion on nearly 150 multilateral entities last year. There is a long debate over aid versus investment models, their relationship, and how to maximize the effectiveness of both. In developing fragile and conflict-afflicted regions, how can finance models incentivize performance through outcomes-based methods? How can development finance move from donor-recipient relationships towards public-private partnerships, and how can impact investments increase direct foreign capital, portfolio, and remittance reinvestment flows? What is the full suite of services that will make this possible? How do we build a bankable pipeline of sustainable development projects? And what lessons can we learn from the recent efforts to structure co-innovation finance facilities, such as IFFm, GAVI, Global Infrastructure Facility, and others?

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.


Laura Tyson

Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School, Berkeley Haas School of Business; Chair, Blum Center for Developing Economies Board of Trustees


Richard Blum

Chairman, Blum Capital; Founder, Blum Centers for Developing Economics, University of California, Berkeley

Madalitso Mandiwa

Chief Economist, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Malawi; IFC-Milken Institute Class of 2017

Gil Shaki

Senior Director, Energy, Cleantech and Infrastructure, Israel Innovation Authority

Glenn Yago

Senior Fellow and Founder, Financial Innovations Labs, Milken Institute; Senior Director, Milken Innovation Center, Jerusalem Institute

David Zilberman

Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley

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