AEI: Economic growth–The only path to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?

Dr. Juan José Daboub, far left

Dr. Juan José Daboub, far left

"Last month, the United Nations unanimously adopted an ambitious new global development agenda to end poverty by 2030 and pursue a sustainable future. Yet previous top-down development strategies have not driven the economic growth necessary to bring countries out of poverty and are sustainable only through donor funding. Can a development policy that empowers individuals and expands economic opportunity help the UN achieve its Sustainable Development Goals?

"Join AEI and the Consensus for Development Reform for a joint event on the fundamental role of economic growth and entrepreneurism to a robust global development strategy, featuring an opening discussion with Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN), two expert panels, and closing remarks by Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA).

"Join the conversation on social media with #SDGtalk."

Dr. Juan José Daboub will participate as a panelist in the 9:20 a.m. session, "The case for economic opportunity and the SDGs." See the agenda below for more information.

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8:15 AM
Registration and breakfast

8:30 AM
Introduction and discussion:
Bob Corker, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (R-TN)

Danielle Pletka, AEI

9:20 AM
Panel I: The case for economic opportunity and the SDGs

Juan Jose Daboub, El Salvador’s Former Minister of Finance
Robert Mosbacher, Consensus for Development Reform, BizCorps

James Pethokoukis, AEI

10:30 AM
Panel II: How does the United States create and foster opportunity?

Mark Green, Consensus for Development Reform, International Republican Institute
John Norris, Center for American Progress
Leocadia I. Zak, US Trade and Development Agency

Danielle Pletka, AEI

11:30 AM
Closing remarks:
Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee (R-CA)

12:00 PM