Dirk Willem te Velde - Head of Programme, International Economic Development Group (IEDG), ODI, and Research Leader, DFID-ESRC Growth Research programme
Professor Njuguna Ndung’u - Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya
Avinash Persaud - Chairman, Intelligence CapitalPanellist
Stephany Griffith-Jones - Research Associate, ODI, and Professor, Financial Markets Director, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University
Thorsten Beck - Professor of Banking and Finance at Cass Business School, London. Professor of Economics at Tilburg University. Research Fellow, CEPR
Please join international financial sector experts for this special event, as part of the Civil Society Policy Forum of the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings April 2014. The Governor, Professor Njuguna Ndung'u from the Central Bank of Kenya will open the meeting.
The DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme (DEGRP) funds world class research on agriculture, innovation and finance and growth in low income countries. DEGRP research in the finance theme examines how financial structures and sector depth is related to economic growth and transformation. This panel will draw on existing DEGRP and other research and practice. It will also map out a future research agenda aiming to inform a call for research on finance and development.