US Launch of 'Mapping Progress: Evidence for a new development outlook'

7 October 2011 13:30 - 15:00 GMT+00
Public event

Chair:
Homi Kharas - Senior Fellow Homi Kharas, deputy director of Global Economy and Development

Speaker:
Dr Liesbet Steer - Research associate, Overseas Development Institute

Panel:
Mark Suzman - Director of policy and advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Charles Kenny - Senior fellow, Center for Global Development
Renosi Mokate - Executive director, Angola, Nigeria and South Africa, World Bank.

Description

In recent years, countries previously stricken by war, poverty and famine have made remarkable progress across different sectors of development, including growth, education, healthcare, governance and agriculture.  Mapping Progress: Evidence for a New Development Outlook identifies the crucial role of effective leadership, smart policies, proper institutional foundations and international partnerships in driving development progress. Progress comes in many forms and the report categorizes countries into four categories: stars, surprises, potential performers and conundrums.

Audio of the US launch event is now available.

Falk Auditorium