Financing Development: who is making an impact and how?
A debate with Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa.
Introduced by Mark Maloney, Vice Dean, Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po,
Moderated by Benoît Chervalier, Chairman and co-founder, one2five advisory; Faculty Member of the Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po.
Vera Songwe took up her new role as the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on 3 August 2017. She has a long-standing track record of providing policy advice on development and a wealth of experience in delivering development results for Africa, as well as a demonstrated strong and clear strategic vision for the continent.
Until recently, she was Regional Director of the International Finance Corporation, covering West and Central Africa. In addition, she continues to serve as a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Africa Growth Initiative. Previously, she was Country Director for the World Bank, covering Cape Verde, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania and Senegal.
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