WIDER Development Conference: The world at crossroads – securing the future generations

Panel discussion: Finance for the future – rethinking the international financial architecture

May 14-16, 2024 | 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (CAT) | Maputo, Mozambique

Organized by the UNU-WIDER and UNU-CPR

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Across the three days of the conference, renowned researchers and policymaking experts will discuss the greatest development challenges of our time—climate change, persistent inequalities, and rising political instability—and what actions are needed now to best safeguard future generations.

Aligned with the broader development agenda, the content of this conference includes pertinent research questions with significant policy implications, ensuring economic policy and development discussions consider their political and social dimensions. With a focus on livelihoods and labour markets, human capital, the social contract, and better data for predicting and monitoring crises, the event aims to contribute to the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

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  • Amilcar Tivane, Vice Minister of Economy and Finance of Mozambique
  • Adnan Khan, Chief Economist, UK FCDO
  • Betty N. Wainaina, Associate Director, Multilateral Reform Program, NYU Center on International Cooperation
  • David Passarelli, Moderator, Director, UNU-CPR
  • Guy Ryder, Under-Secretary-General for Policy at the UN
  • Patricia Justino, Deputy Director, UNU-WIDER
  • Penelope Hawkins, Acting Director, Debt and Development Finance Branch, UNCTAD
  • Victor Murinde, Incoming Executive Director, African Economic Research Consortium
  • Kwame Owino, Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Economic Affairs Kenya

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