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London Development Symposium -Financial and Business approaches to development

Thursday 27 February 2020

6:30pm - 8pm

LSE Sheikh Zayed Theatre

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London Development Symposium -Financial and Business approaches to development

Financial and Business approaches to development - beyond foreign aid?

Foreign aid is often seen as the ‘panacea’ to poverty and underdevelopment- but in recent times it has a become an extremely contentious topic, with many academics arguing it may cause more harm than good. This panel will instead attempt to illustrate alternative ways to development by primarily focusing on financial and business approaches, such as sustainable social enterprises, finance for development, frontier markets, amongst other themes. We are delighted to have representatives from the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF),Overseas Development Institute, ODI, BRAC, Frontier Markets, and the previous Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine sharing their views on financing development.