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Thursday, September 10, 2015

ICGFM October 7, 2015 DC Forum Luncheon - Financing For Development Conference: Highlights and Next Steps

October 7, 2015

Financing For Development Conference:
Highlights and Next Steps

International Consortium On Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM)
DC Forum Luncheon

Robert E. Wuertz
Director, Office of Economic Policy, E3, USAID

The discussion will focus on the Third International Conference on Financing For Development that was recently held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Mr. Wuertz attended as the USAID Representative and will discuss the highlights and next steps with respect to development finance in the region.

The Conference gathered high-level political representatives, including Heads of State and Government, and Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, all relevant institutional stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and business sector entities.

The Conference resulted in a negotiated outcome which provides a new global framework for financing sustainable development that aligns all financing flows and policies with economic, social and environmental priorities.  It also resulted in a comprehensive set of policy actions by Member States, with a package of over 100 concrete measures to support mobilization of the means for a global transformation to sustainable development and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Our Speaker:
Robert E. Wuertz is a former Mission Director and current Director for the Office of Economic Policy, E3.  In his current capacity, Mr. Wuertz manages a group of economists providing technical services to missions and key USAID initiatives including revenue mobilization and assessment of extreme poverty.  Mr. Wuertz has had many posts, including Macedonia, Iraq, Egypt, Pakistan, Manila and Ghana.  Prior to Joining USAID, Mr. Wuertz served as an Economic Advisor for the US Treasury in Saudi Arabia.  Wuertz holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia, and a bachelor's in economics from Cornell University.

Location:      Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
                   1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW
                   Washington, DC 20036

Time:           12:00-1:30pm

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