Past Program

Nov 14 - Nov 19, 2006

Public-Private Partnerships: Harnessing Markets to Drive Development


There is growing confidence in the power of Public-Private Partnerships

(PPPs) to narrow the development gap and unleash the economic potential

of poor communities. New concepts of development highlight the need to

catalyze private investment in developing countries and illustrate that

corporate growth strategies can address development goals and improve

the "bottom line." In this session focused on identifying strategies to promote

effective PPPs, key representatives from the public, private, and NGO

sectors will seek answers to the following questions: How can governments

further reduce bureaucracy, counteract corruption, and create more stable

business environments to stimulate entrepreneurship and growth? How can

aid monies be used more strategically to encourage private investment?

How can business be encouraged to make genuine commitments to

sustainable development while adhering to high standards of governance,

accountability and transparency? What business models have actually

worked at local and national levels, and how could they be transferred

effectively elsewhere? How can distrust between the sectors be overcome

in the greater interest of achieving competitive and self-sustainable

economies in developing countries?

The fee for this session is 3,000 EURO. The fee covers the cost of the program, accommodations, and meals.

Limited financial aid is available and is awarded based on need. Applicants who believe they qualify for assistance should explain their circumstances in a letter, which should be submitted with their application.

NOTE: This session may be taken for Continuing Education credit. Offered in association with the Center for International Legal Studies (CILS), this conference is recognized by the Law Society of England and Wales, the General Council of the Bar of England and Wales, and the Netherlands Bar for Continuing Professional Development Credit (CPD), the states of New York, California, and Colorado under the approved jurisdictions rule, as well as West Virginia, New Hampshire and South Carolina for Continuing Legal Education Credit (CLE). In addition, due to CILS' recognized sponsorship with the above states, lawyers from the following jurisdictions will qualify for CLE credits: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington State, Wisconsin, and Wyoming and Hong Kong. There is an additional fee of EUR170 to register for CLE credit.