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August 16, 2010 How Development Aid Can Be Organized Better

Global Economic Symposium Session Preview No. 3

 

The world can no longer do without women's potential according to a study by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. According to the study, women are responsible for up to 80 percent of the agricultural production in developing countries. New development aid approaches thus need to focus on women.

How can women be given better access to credit? What can be done to combat illiteracy among women and to enable young women to attend school? And how can knowledge transfer to women be organized better in developing countries? These are the kinds of questions that the Global Economic Symposium, which is being held by the Kiel Institute for World Economics (IfW) and the German National Library of Economics (ZBW) in Istanbul in late September, will attempt to answer.

One possible answer is already to be found on the web forum of the Global Economic Symposium “Virtual GES”, where experts can discuss the topics to be dealt with at the symposium in advance. The experts of the panel on “Women as Foundation for Rural Development Policy” suggest that women need to be provided better access to financial and credit markets, and to new agricultural technologies. Further, more money needs to be invested in educating girls and young women.

The Kiel Institute and the German National Library of Economics would like to invite you to attend the symposium.


About the Global Economic Symposium

Istanbul will be turned in a think tank on September 28-29. More than 400 high-ranking experts from business, academia, government, and society will meet in Istanbul for the Global Economic Symposium (GES). The GES, which is being held by the Kiel Institute for World Economics (IfW) and the German National Library of Economics (ZBW), is being held for the third time, and for the first time outside of Germany. Among the expected participants are Shumeet Banerji (CEO, Booz & Company), Hans-Paul Bürkner (President und CEO of the Boston Consulting Group), Karel De Gucht (EU Commissioner for Trade), Ömer Dinçer (Turkish Minister of Labor and Social Security), Yves Leterme (Prime Minister, Belgium), George Papaconstantinou (Greek Minister of Finance), Mehmet Şimşek (Turkish Minister of Finance), James P. Leape (WWF Director General), and the Nobel Laureates in Economics James J. Heckman (University of Chicago), Eric S. Maskin (School of Social Science, Princeton), and Edmund Phelps (Columbia University).

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