The 2014 CAPE conference: Does money matter? The role of finance in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

12 - 13 November 2014
Streamed live online


[The conference presentations and background paper can be found under the 'downloads' tab, and the storify report under the 'report' tab.]

2015 is a landmark year for international development. The UN General Assembly will agree on the new Sustainable Development Goals in September 2015 and the world will find answers to the pressing question of how to finish the unfinished MDG agenda. This year's CAPE conference will draw lessons from the MDG era and explore how different forms of finance can help achieve the much anticipated Sustainable Development Goals.

Confirmed speakers include:

Garry Conille (Head UNOPS Africa and former Haitian Prime Minister)
Lord Malloch-Brown (former UK Minister and UN Deputy Secretary General)
Kieran Holmes (Ex-commissioner for Burundi Revenue Authority)
Magdalene Apenteng (Director, Public Investment Division (PID) Ministry of Finance, Government of Ghana)
Carolina Rentería (Lead Economist (former Minister of Planning and National Budget Director, Colombia)
Charles Kenny (Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development)
Kapil Kapoor (Director of Strategy, African Development Bank)
Jon Lomøy (Director, OECD Development Directorat)

#CAPE2014 panellists in the media:

  • Lord Mark Malloch-Brown has published a piece in the Financial Times arguing that the UN needs to overhaul its development vision.
  • Kieran Holmes – speaker at Session 2 of the conference – has blogged about the primacy of domestic revenue in delivering sustainable development.
  • Charles Kenny for the Center of Gobal Development: Could Addis deliver a global deal around sustainable infrastructure finance?
  • Richard Mannings has written a blog about the definition official development aid ahead of DAC’s December meeting, which has been published by Devex.

The conference will be live streamed on both days and you can register here. Should you wish further information about the event or to register your interest to attend in person, please contact Julia Hanne ( ).