Development That Works: Making Smart Investments

More than 100 people convened at Boston University for Development That Works, an all-day conference [...]that brought together leading scholars and practitioners to discuss development ideas that have the potential to lead to sustainable and effective growth worldwide.

The second panel focused on investing in development that works. Chaired by Jonathon Simon, an SPH professor of international health and director of the BU Center for Global Health & Development, speakers included Nancy MacPherson, managing director of evaluation for the Rockefeller Foundation; Iqbal Z. Quadir, an MIT professor of development and entrepreneurship and founder and director of MIT’s Legatum Center; and Doug Balfour, chief executive officer of Geneva Global. Panel members discussed the types of qualities that are required to seed development through philanthropy, as well as enterprise and innovation.

Sponsored by the BU Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, in collaboration with the BU Global Development Program, the conference was organized by Simon, Kevin Gallagher, a CAS associate professor of international relations, Dilip Mookherjee, a CAS professor of economics and director of the BU Institute for Economic Development, and Adil Najam, a CAS professor of international relations and director of the Pardee Center. Panel leaders discussed everything from global development policy to local programs that deliver education, health, and poverty alleviation services to rural villages in Africa and Asia.

Hosted by the Pardee Center for the Study of Longer-Range Future, in conjunction with the Boston University Global Development Program, on March 31, 2011.

Tags: pardee center, adil najam, dilip mookherjee, jonathon simon, kevin gallagher, global development program, nancy macpherson, iqbal quadir, doug balfour

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