Network Governance and the Development Potential of Middle-Income Countries
Opening keynote by:
H.E. Enrique Castillo
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica
Panel discussion: “The Future of International Cooperation: Growing Prosperity through Knowledge Partnerships”
Jean Monnet Chair and Director, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, University of Leuven
Assistant Professor, University of Georgia School of Law
Founder, Institute for Knowledge Management
Manager of “Networks for Prosperity” initiative, UNIDO
Deputy Director, Office of Science and Technology, USAID
Daniel F. Runde
Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development and William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, CSIS
Panel discussion: “Resolving Complex Development Challenges: Connecting to Private Enterprise and Global Value Chains”
President and CEO, International Youth Foundation
Executive Director, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Manager, UNIDO Business Partnerships
Vice President, Latin America & the Caribbean, CARANA Corporation
With a response by:
Senior Associate, CSIS
Thursday, May 16, 2013, 9:00AM to 12:30PM
B1 Conference Center
CSIS 1800 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20006
Middle-income countries are of massive importance to the success of global development efforts because it is these countries that are experiencing rapid economic growth, accompanied by ambitious national development agendas, while at the same time being home to the majority of the world’s poor.
Beyond the governmental level, middle-income countries are host to rich and growing networks of civil society organizations, academia, and private foundations, not to mention for-profit corporations with a stake in development. Realizing this potential requires the consolidation and expansion of the knowledge networks that have taken shape among both developing and industrialized countries since the turn of the millennium. Indeed, with the 2015 deadline approaching for the original Millennium Development Goals, there is a critical need to form a coordinated agenda beyond that date.
CSIS and UNIDO have partnered to organize this public forum to highlight the importance of a multi-stakeholder network-driven approach to the future of global development, with a particular focus on the capabilities of middle-income countries. This conference builds on the June 2012 CSIS report Strategic Foreign Assistance Transitions: Enhancing U.S. Trade and Cooperation Relations with Middle-Income Countries, and on the November 2012 report Networks for Prosperity: Connecting Development Knowledge Beyond 2015, a collaboration between UNIDO and the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies.
Please RSVP to PPD@csis.org.
A light breakfast will be available.