Gayle Tzemach Lemmon argues that with the help of the private and public sector, women entrepreneurs are helping to combat global poverty, but more work is needed to overcome the challenges of access to finance, access to markets, and access to skills-building and networks.
Blake Clayton says the biggest challenge of building the twenty-first century energy economy isn't just the transition from dirty fuels to cleaner, sustainable ones; it's about making the advances of the last two centuries available to the world's poorest people.
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon moderates a conversation with Nike Foundation's Shaifali Puri and ICRW's Suzanne Petroni about how the private, public, and nonprofit sectors can partner to promote equal educational and economic opportunities for girls and women and in doing so, unleash the untapped potential of human capital.
Speakers: Chris Blattman and Paul Niehaus Presider: Isobel Coleman
Noted development experts Paul Niehaus, assistant professor at the University of California, San Diego, and president of GiveDirectly, a nonprofit organization that makes unconditional cash grants directly to the poor, and Chris Blattman, assistant professor at Columbia University, discuss whether cash transfers are the best tool we have to combat global poverty.
Speakers: Vivek Maru and Michael Woolcock Presider: Terra Lawson-Remer
Vivek Maru and Michael Woolcock evaluate efforts of nonprofits and global development institutions to help all people exercise their rights, increase government accountability, and participate in governance.
Speaker: Hernando de Soto Presider: Isobel Coleman
Hernando de Soto, president of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, discusses how economic factors, including formal and informal markets, property rights, entrepreneurship, and access to credit, contributed to the Arab uprisings.
This meeting is cosponsored with CFR's Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative.
Listen to UN deputy secretary-general Asha-Rose Migiro discuss priorities for the United Nations, with particular regard to international development. This event was made possible by the generosity of ExxonMobil.
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