Asia-Pacific High-Level Consultation on Financing for Development
IPS Executive Director, Dr. Saman Kelegama was a speaker at the session on “Regional Development Cooperation and Partnerships” at the Asia-Pacific High-Level Consultation on Financing for Development organized by the UN-ESCAP, ADB, ADBI and the Government of Indonesia.
The event, which took place at the Borabudhue Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia from 29-30 April 2015, provided an opportunity for member and associate members of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and other stakeholders such as private sector, academia and civil society organizations to both re-evaluate the role of traditional sources of finance and explore innovative instruments and tools to fund investments in the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. The State Minister of Finance, Hon. Mahinda Samarasinghe also participated at this Consultation.