2020 - Development Finance in Fragile States

JRCPPF 9th Annual Conference | February 20-21, 2020

As emerging economies increasingly turn towards private sector financing to fund infrastructure and other development needs, very low-income, and fragile states face several hurdles in accessing private capital. In such contexts, 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 explored 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. Read the conference summary here. (Download the PDF version.)

The Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance at Princeton University hosted the conference, with support and co-sponsorship from the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project, the Center for Contemporary China, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS).

Conference Organizing Committee: Ethan Kapstein, Atif Mian, Jacob Shapiro, Leonard Wantchekon, Pallavi Nuka

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