On February 27, leaders from government, philanthropy, the private sector, and civil society will gather at the foundation for the second in a series of global dialogues about how the world’s nations and cities can better address rising inequality and unemployment with a smarter, more inclusive approach to growth.

Co-hosted by OECD secretary-general Angel Gurría, and with special guest Shaun Donovan, secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the daylong gathering will probe the relationship between growth and inequality, examine new policy approaches that simultaneously drive growth and inclusiveness, and explore how to implement these approaches by looking at the role of cities as crucial test beds and drivers of change.

9:00–9:30 a.m.
Welcome Remarks
Darren Walker President, Ford Foundation
Angel Gurría Secretary-General, OECD

9:30–11:00 a.m.

Why Inclusiveness Matters for Growth
This session will discuss the importance of putting inclusiveness at the center of the policy debate on growth by building on the OECD Inclusive Growth Initiative, and gleaning insights from recent examples in developing and emerging economies, in particular in Latin America and Asia.

Zeinab Badawi (Moderator) Presenter, World News Tonight, BBC
Marc Fleurbaey Robert E. Kuenne Professor in Economics and Humanistic Studies, Princeton University
Mohammed Louafa Minister for General Affairs and Governance, The Kingdom of Morocco
Richard Trumka President, AFL-CIO
Kemal Dervis Vice President for Global Economy, The Brookings Institution
Eric Beinhocker Executive Director, The Institute for New Economic Thinking, University of Oxford

11:15 am–12:45 p.m.

Win-Win Policies for Equity and Growth
This session will focus on possible trade-offs and synergies between pro-growth and inclusive sectoral policies relating to finance, labor, technology, and innovation.

Zeinab Badawi (Moderator) Presenter, World News Tonight, BBC
Melody Barnes Vice Provost for Global Student Leadership Initiatives, New York University
Mustapha Kamel Nabli Economist, Manager, North Africa Bureau of Economic Studies International
Danny Leipziger Managing Director, The Growth Dialogue
Dr. Indira Rajaraman Former Member of the Thirteenth Finance Commission, Reserve Bank of India
Leonard Tampubolon Director of Macro Planning, Ministry of National Planning, Indonesia

1:00–2:15 p.m.
Keynote Speech

Shaun Donovan Secretary, US Department of Housing and Urban Development

2:15–3:45 p.m.
Cities as Actors for Inclusive Growth
Cities can be places of opportunity and have become the engines of national economies, but they confront poverty and increases in income and wealth inequality, which fosters political instability. This session will look at the potential for cities to foster more inclusive growth and identify challenges and areas for strengthening intergovernmental coordination.

Xavier de Souza Briggs (Moderator) Vice President, Economic Opportunity and Assets, Ford Foundation
Marcio Lacerda Mayor of Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Maria Gotsch President and CEO, Partnership Fund for New York City
Betsy Hodges Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Francis N. Tolentino Chairman, Metro Manila Development Authority, The Philippines
James Anderson Bloomberg Philanthropies

4:00–5:00 p.m.
Going Forward Together
This consultative process marks a starting point for continued debate and discussion among decision makers on inclusive growth. It lays a foundation for identifying, designing, and implementing policies and public initiatives that foster strong yet more equitable growth. How can the results of the workshop translate into strategic policies that work and are easily implementable?

E. J. Dionne (Moderator) Columnist, Washington Post
Angel Gurría Secretary-General, OECD
Darren Walker President, Ford Foundation

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