Development Finance


A keynote presentation from The New Building Blocks of Development, Duke University’s multidisciplinary conference on international development.

Featuring a leading thinker on international development, this session will launch Duke University’s series of annual “development drilldowns.” Dr. Homi Kharas heads the Brookings Global Development Program (drill down). He was the lead author and executive secretary of the secretariat supporting the High Level Panel co-chaired by President Johnson-Sirleaf, President Yudhoyono and Prime Minister Cameron, which advised the U.N. Secretary General on the post-2015 development agenda. His report served as the basis for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Moderators: Indermit Gill and Giovanni Zanalda

• Speaker: Homi Kharas, Interim Vice President, Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution, Washington DC

• Comment: Paul Weisenfeld, Executive Vice President, International Development, RTI International