Frontiers in Development 2014 - Day 1: Breakout Session 1

September 19, 2014
Debate: Will the last mile be a sprint or a slog?
Brookings will co-host a debate on whether the rate of global poverty reduction in the next two decades is likely to accelerate or decelerate. Each side will present its rationale, providing compelling data and expert testimony to make their case.
  • Homi Kharas, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Brookings
    + Expert Witnesses:
    • Michael Faye, Chairman, Give Directly
    • Sarah Cliffe, Special Adviser and Assistant Secretary-General of Civilian Capacities, United Nations
    • Vera Songwe, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings, and World Bank Country Director for Senegal, Cape Verde, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau and The Gambia
  • Laurence Chandy, Fellow, Brookings
    Expert Witnesses:
    • Manish Bapna, Executive VP and Managing Director, World Resources Institute
    • Sharon Morris, Senior Advisor to the Acting President, U.S. Institute of Peace
    • John Page, Senior Fellow, Brookings
  • Moderator: Smita Singh, Member, U.S. President's Global Development Council

Frontiers in Development 2014