Development that Works

The Conference

March 31, 2011

The goal of the conference was to highlight the ideas and trends that are the basis for effective development, especially those that have the potential to reach sustainable outcomes. The conference’s objective was not to present individual “success stories” per se, but rather to explore the larger concepts and opportunities that have resulted in – or have the potential to result in – development that is meaningful and sustainable in the longer-run. Our objective was to present a critical assessment of why and how some development programs take hold. The conference sought to incite a conversation focused on the broader lessons to be learned from development that works.

The conference was organized by the Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future and Boston University Global Development Program.