2020 - Development Finance in Fragile States

Fri, Feb 21, 2020 (All day) to Sat, Feb 22, 2020 (All day)
Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance
Bendheim Center for Finance

JRCPPF 9th Annual Conference | February 21-22, 2020

Emerging economies are increasingly turning towards private sector financing to fund infrastructure and other development needs. While middle-income countries have the capacity to manage complex, privately financed projects, low-income, and fragile states face several hurdles. Poor infrastructure, political and economic risks, inefficient regulatory regimes, and weak financial systems, all pose barriers to mobilizing new investment and kick-starting private sector growth. This conference will explore some of these challenges, including the role of multilateral development banks and development finance institutions, new instruments to leverage private sector investment, risk management in fragile states, and China’s approach to financing development through the Belt & Road Initiative.

The conference will be hosted by the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance at Princeton University. The conference is co-sponsored by the  Empirical Studies of Conflict Project, the Center for Contemporary China, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS).

Conference Chairs: Ethan Kapstein, Atif Mian, Jacob Shapiro, Leonard Wantchekon

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Please note that the conference will take place on the Princeton University campus. The conference will be live-streamed and recorded for later viewing.




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