Past Events

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A Conversation with Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin: Setting up a commodity exchange and doing business in Africa, April 25, 2012

DRI partner Africa House hosted Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin,  Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, who discussed her experience setting up the exchange and current business trends in Africa.

2012 Annual Conference – Debates in Development: The Search for Answers, March 22, 2012

DRI co-directors Bill Easterly and Yaw Nyarko and speakers Abhijit Banerjee, Andrew Rugasira, Angus Deaton, Bernadette Wanjala, Michael Clemens, and Stewart Paperin debated different approaches to development at Cooper Union.

Public Forum with Steve Forbes, February 23, 2012

Bill Easterly moderated as Steve Forbes defended the free market at its moment of crisis.

Enhancing Economic Development through Technology: Focus on Africa and Other Developing Regions, February 12 and 13, 2012

The annual conference of the Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED), in Abu Dhabi.

Luncheon on Africa’s Entrepreneurial Networks with Mellena Haile, August 15, 2011

Mellena Haile discussed E-Pulse, a  program used by the Kauffman Foundation to map the evolution of Africa’s entrepreneurial networks with mobile phones, at a DRI and Africa House luncheon.

2011 Annual Conference – New Directions in DevelopmentMarch 4, 2011

DRI co-directors Bill Easterly and Yaw Nyarko, Yale’s Chris Blattman, NYU Economics’ Raquel Fernandez and NYU Law’s Kevin Davis presented and discussed new directions in development at the Cooper Union.

2010 Annual Conference – Best and Worst of Aid, March 5, 2010

DRI co-directors Bill Easterly and Yaw Nyarko, CEO of the Institute for State Effectiveness Claire Lockhart, Vice President of the South East Region in the World Bank Isabel Guerrero, Founder of The Independent Andrew Mwenda, and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Lant Pritchett presented new findings, discussions and debates on the best and worst of what happened in aid.

2009 Annual Conference –  What Would the Poor Say? Debates in Aid Evaluation, February 6, 2009

Over a dozen speakers and participants criticized aid agencies for their lack of accountability and transparency, but also suggested new ideas and expressed hope for the future during DRI’s 2009 Annual Conference.