MICROFINANCE EVENT: Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development 2017; June 15-16, 2017; New York, United States

Event Name: The Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development 2017

Event Date: June 15 – 16, 2017

Event Location: United Nations Headquarters, New York, New York, United States

Summary of Event: This two-day event will address ways to achieve the United Nations Goals for Sustainable Development through discussions of global governance, migrant investment and how to decrease the costs of money transfers.

Background on Organizers: The United Nations’ International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Bank are hosting the event.

– IFAD was established in 1977 as an outcome of the 1974 World Food Conference. It aims to eradicate rural poverty in developing countries. As of December 2015, it reported a portfolio valued at USD 13.8 billion with operations in 99 countries.

– As of 2016, WBG is comprised of 189 member nations with commitments of USD 60 billion to 12,700 loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to its members and private businesses.

Cost: There is no fee to attend, but an invitation is required. You may request an invitation by emailing gfrid2017[at]ifad.org.

Event Website: https://www.ifad.org/web/events/gfrid2017

For additional information, you may contact the event organizers at gfrid2017[at]ifad.org or +1 212 963 1166.

By Phoebe Rorke, Research Associate

Sources and Additional Resources

IFAD
https://www.ifad.org/

The World Bank Group
http://www.worldbank.org/

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