Private Sector Investment and Job Creation in Fragile States

Friday, April 19, 2013

The Willard Intercontinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC USA
More than 1.5 billion people live in areas affected by conflict and fragility. For them, the pathway to peace and prosperity isn’t easy.
Private sector development is an essential part of the solution for fragile and conflict-affected states. A thriving private sector can create jobs, improve livelihoods, and contribute not only to economic growth but also to inclusive and sustainable development, social cohesion, and peace.
On Friday, April 19, 2013, IFC, the g7+, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark are bringing together investors, development institutions, and government representatives from fragile and conflict-affected states to discuss how to attract responsible private sector investments that will create jobs and spur sustainable growth and development.
The g7+ is an independent and autonomous forum of fragile and conflict-affected countries and regions that have united to form one collective voice on the global stage. The New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States has been endorsed by over 40 countries and organizations, and establishes a framework for improved engagement in fragile states, helping countries strengthen their focus on private sector development.
We do hope you can join us on April 19 for what we know will be a productive and insightful conversation.