Frontiers in Development 2012

Bill Gates: Video Address
Video Address: Bill Gates
Rajiv Shah at Frontiers in Development
Opening Remarks: Administrator Rajiv Shah
Aung San Suu Kyi Addressing the USAID Frontiers in Development
Frontiers - Aung San Suu Kyi

Frontiers in Development


USAID hosted its inaugural Frontiers in Development forum at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. June 11-13, 2012. This three-day event convened world leaders, government officials, corporate and nongovernmental thought leaders and international development experts to address the important issues facing the future of foreign assistance and international development. See list of confirmed speakers.

For this forum, USAID received generous support from: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Georgetown, University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, The MacArthur Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation.

Designed to encourage forward-looking, provocative discussion and debate, Frontiers in Development 2012 engaged thought leaders in discussion focused on key themes including:

We encourage you to read the Frontiers in Development 2012 Forum Publication.