What to expect from the Addis Ababa Financing for Development Conference


On Monday 13 July, world leaders will gather in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, for the third Financing for Development summit (FFD3). On the agenda: work out where the money will come from to fund the two processes that start this year and aim to change the future for people and planet. As Jim Yong Kim, the head of the World Bank, put it: “If we seize this moment we can accomplish the greatest achievement in human history.”

That’s all well and good but how exactly will FFD3 differ from previous global talk shops? Owen Barder, development economist and director for Europe at the Center for Global Development, considers what the coming five days of plenaries, roundtables and side events will be all about.

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