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2018 Global Development Forum

The Project on U.S. Leadership in Development at CSIS will host the fourth annual Global Development Forum in spring of 2018 as a flagship event for the Chevron Forum series. The GDF serves as a complement to CSIS’ annual Global Security Forum.

The 2018 Global Development Forum seeks to examine the role and purpose of official development assistance against a backdrop of rising incomes, economic growth, youth unemployment, and other continued complex challenges in many parts of the world. To address these challenges, the new U.S. administration will need to apply new approaches and remain highly flexible in a rapidly changing development landscape. This conference will explore ways in which the next few years will shape the role of the United States in international development, and how the United States can work with official donors and key partners, including the private sector, civil society, and multilateral institutions. The third annual Global Development Monitor, a publication that draws on CSIS’ diverse regional and thematic expertise, will be published around the conference.


7:30 AM: Registration opens: Breakfast and Networking

8:30 AM: Opening Remarks

8:45 AM: Welcoming Remarks

9:00 AM: Opening Keynote Speech

9:15 AM: Plenary Panel: Getting from Billions to Trillions

10:15 AM: Coffee Break

10:30 AM: Breakout Session 1

Panel 1: Creating a Domestic Consensus on Development – Perspectives from Western Allies
Panel 2: India’s Development Path – Success Starting at State Level
Panel 3: Private Enterprise in Failed and Fragile States

11:30 AM: Lunch Break

12:00 PM: Breakout Session 2

Panel 4: The Global Forced Migration Crisis - A European Perspective
Panel 5: The Role of Digital Technologies in Emerging Markets
Panel 6: Reforming the World Bank

1:00 PM: Coffee break

1:15 PM: Closing Keynote Speech

2:30 PM: Adjournment

Further details to follow. Contact for additional information. 

The GDF is an annual component of CSIS's ongoing "Chevron Forum on Development" series, which seeks to highlight innovative approaches and the role of the private sector in global development.