2020 - Development Finance in Fragile States
JRCPPF 9th Annual Conference | February 21-22, 2020
Registration will open in December 2019.
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Emerging economies are increasingly turning towards private sector financing to fund infrastructure and other development needs. While middle-income countries have the capacity to manage complex, privately financed projects, low-income, and fragile states face several hurdles. Poor infrastructure, political and economic risks, inefficient regulatory regimes, and weak financial systems, all pose barriers to mobilizing new investment and kick-starting private sector growth. This conference will explore some of these challenges, including the role of multilateral development banks and development finance institutions, new instruments to leverage private sector investment, risk management in fragile states, and China’s approach to financing development through the Belt & Road Initiative.
The conference will be hosted by the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance at Princeton University. The conference is co-sponsored by the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project, the Center for Contemporary China, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS).
Conference Chairs: Ethan Kapstein, Atif Mian, Jacob Shapiro, Leonard Wantchekon
Please note that the conference will take place on the Princeton University campus. The conference will be live-streamed and recorded for later viewing.
- February 20, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM SESSION 1: Macro Policy, Capital Flows and Investment 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Raghuram Rajan 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Reception for Conference Attendees
- February 21, 2020
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Opening Remarks 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM SESSION 2: Risk Management in Fragile Contexts 10:45 AM - 12:15 AM SESSION 3: New Financial Instruments for Development 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Rachel Glennerster 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM SESSION 4: China's Belt & Road Initiative 3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Closing Remarks