New Private Financing for Development: Latin America in Comparative Perspective

New Private Financing for Development: Latin America in Comparative Perspective
Date
23 November 2018, 10.00am - 6.00pm
Type
Conference / Symposium
Venue
Room G4, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

The private sector has become increasingly engaged in the international development arena, with corporate and financial actors now frequently called upon to design market-based models for meeting development challenges. In parallel, a discourse has emerged on the necessity of private finance to meet the costs of development, with nation states and development NGOs now tasked with mobilising this finance through new public-private partnerships (PPPs) and ‘blended finance’ models. 

This conference will explore how the private sector’s contribution to development is reconfigured through these initiatives, the impacts of these trends on development policymaking and practice, and where enduring issues of economic and social justice sit within this landscape.  

Keynote Speaker:  Professor Benjamin Selwyn (University of Sussex)
Confronting and Overcoming Elite Development Theory and Practice 

Programme

Kindly supported by the British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant Scheme


Contact

Olga Jimenez
olga.jimenez@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8871