Development: More Than a Foreign Affair

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 5:30 PM
Rideau Club, Lounge, 99 Bank Street, 15th Floor, Ottawa, Canada
May 1

Nations rise and nations fade; this is one way to think about development.  Development assistance, as conceived in the post-WWII period, plays a lesser, at the very least different role, than it did in the decades following the Marshall Plan.  Awkwardly for many of us, today’s rising stars appear to owe little to liberal western approaches to growth and equity.  So development is hot, development assistance isn’t.  Where next?

The CIGI Global Policy Forum is an exclusive, invitation-only series of talks offering  authoritative analysis on policy-relevant issues affecting Canada and its place in the world. Launched in 2012 by the Centre for International Governance Innovation, and held at the Rideau Club in Ottawa, the CIGI Global Policy Forum offers audience members access to a wide range of distinguished speakers: policy experts and influencers shaping the world’s debates and discussions on global economic, security, development and environmental issues.

Event Speakers

Rohinton P. Medhora is president of the Centre for International Governance Innovation and a member of the Commission on Global Economic Transformation, an initiative co-chaired by Nobel economics laureates Michael Spence and Joseph Stiglitz.