Divining Asia’s Development Future: Technology and Public-Private Partnerships
From 2 billion people in extreme poverty in 1990 to 800 million in 2015: the last 25 years has seen a development revolution. This dramatic shift was and has been powered by economic growth underpinned by international development support, including the UN’s creation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which arose to benchmark development progress. In the U.S., the Millennium Challenge Corporation was created by the U.S. Congress in January 2004 with strong bipartisan support, and continues to change the conversation on how best to deliver smart U.S. foreign assistance by focusing on good policies, country ownership, and results.
Asia has been a frontrunner in the achievement of MDGs, and while challenges remain, there are also opportunities. The development world is increasingly embracing public-private partnerships and new technologies are capable of upending the traditional modes of progress. This event will look at Asia’s future development and give participants a chance to discuss innovative solutions.
Dana Hyde, CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation
Birger Stamperdahl, President and CEO, Give2Asia
Karen Little, Director of Development, US & Asia, Kiva
6:00-7:00 Opening Remarks by MCC CEO Dana Hyde and Speaker Roundtable
7:00-7:30 Questions and Discussion
General Assembly, 225 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94104