On April 15-17 2016, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund hold their Spring meetings in Washington DC. The Center of Concern is involved in several events, addressing the accountability of infrastructure finance and Public-Private Partnerships.
The following week, on April 18-20, the first follow-up Financing for Development Forum will be held at the United Nations headquarters in New York. This meeting provides follow up to the Financing for Development Conference outcomes and Means of Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and governments will be negotiating a statement on the status of implementation. Center of Concern has played an active role in drafting inputs for the forum. RBW Project Director will moderate a side-event on reforms of the international financial system to finance sustainable development.
On April 21 and 22, the Center of Concern is pleased to co-sponsor, together with the Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Natural Justice, International Development Initiatives and the Heinrich Boell Foundation, a workshop on “The Future Development Finance and Accountability Landscape.” The meeting will be held at Columbia University campus in New York. It will bring together civil society, academic and intergovernmental organizations’ experts and practitioners with accountability and finance backgrounds to discuss the trends in financing of infrastructure, who are the emerging players and what all of it means for strategies to ensure development finance institutions are accountable for their human rights and environmental and social impacts.