On Tuesday, March 29, the Ford Foundation and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) hosted the launch of the Inclusive Growth in Cities campaign. The event brought together mayors from more than 20 cities around the world—plus other business, philanthropic, and urban leaders—to highlight innovative ideas and smart strategies for tackling rising inequality and fostering inclusive growth. 


Opening Remarks


  • Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation
  • Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD


Keynote Address by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio 

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks about tackling inequality in New York City and fostering an environment for inclusive growth.


The New York Proposal for Inclusive Growth in Cities


  • Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation (moderator)
  • Fatimetou Abdel Malik, Mayor of Tevragh-Zeina,Mauritania
  • Karin Björnsdotter Wanngård, Mayor of Stockholm, Sweden
  • Javier Gonzales, Mayor of Santa Fe, United States
  • Edgar Mora Altamirano, Mayor of Curridabat, Costa Rica


Spotlight on Success


  • Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD (moderator)
  • Esther Alder, Mayor of Geneva, Switzerland
  • William Bell, Mayor of Birmingham, United States
  • Federico Gutiérrez, Mayor of Medellín, Colombia
  • Fernando Medina, Mayor of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Khalifa Ababacar, Sall Dakar, Senegal

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