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					        AGENDA – 2010 USAID ECONOMIC GROWTH OFFICERS’ CONFERENCE
                                     Academy for Educational Development
                                 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
                                               June 21 – 25, 2010

 Monday, June 21, 2010 – THE CURRENT STATE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

                                 Topic                             Speaker(s)                            Moderator
8:00 am – 9:00 am                Registration and Continental Breakfast
                                                                   Mary C. Ott
                                 1. Welcome                                                              TBD
                      Plenary




                                                                   Acting DAA, EGAT
9:00 am – 10:30am
                                                                   Rajiv Shah (TBC)
                                 2. Opening Address
                                                                   Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance
10:30 am – 11:00 am              Coffee and Networking Break
                      Plenary




                                 3. The Efficacy of Economic                                             Leonardo
11:00 am – 12:30 pm                                                TBD
                                 Development Assistance                                                  Martinez-Diaz
                      Plenary




12:30 pm – 2:00 pm               Lunch Event: TBD                  TBD                                   TBD


                                                                   Anne-Marie Slaughter –
                                                                   Department of State (TBC)
                      Plenary




                                 4. Rethinking U.S. Foreign                                              Leonardo
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm                                                  Gayle Smith – National Security
                                 Assistance                                                              Martinez-Diaz
                                                                   Council (TBC)

                                                                   TBD – USAID
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm                Coffee and Networking Break
                                                                   Wade Warren – USAID / F
                                 5. Implications of Foreign
                                                                   Skip Waskin – USAID
                                 Assistance Reform, including
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm                                                  Bette Cooke – USAID                   Thomas Johnson
                                 PSD-7 and QDDR Exercises, for
                                                                   Thomas Johnson – USAID / COO
                                 Economic Growth Officers
                                                                   George Ingram – MFA Network
                      Breakout




                                 6. Approaches to Development:                                           Ken Baum /
                                                                   TBD
                                 Productivity or Policy?                                                 Wade Channell

                                                                   David Ostermeyer – USAID/CFO
                                 7. Aid Effectiveness: Alignment   Tom Rishoi – USAID/PPL
                                                                                                         Thomas Briggs
                                 and Harmonization                 Bill Reynolds – USAID/OAA
                                                                   Thomas Briggs – USAID/PPL

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm                Reception for All Conference Attendees




                                                                                                                         1
 Tuesday, June 22, 2010 – GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE /
       INNOVATIONS IN ECONOMIC GROWTH
                                 Topic                           Speaker(s)                         Moderator
8:00 am – 8:30 am                Continental Breakfast and Daily Overview
                                 8. Global Climate Change: The
                                                                 Adele C. Morris – Brookings
                                 Economics of Global Climate                                        Gary Linden
                                                                 Institution
                      Plenary    Change Policy
8:30 am – 10:30am
                                 9. Global Climate Change: The
                                 Impact of Climate Change on     Gerald Nelson – IFPRI              Don Sillers
                                 Agriculture
10:30 am – 11:00 am              Coffee and Networking Break
                                                                 Paul Bodnar – Dept. of State/OES
                      Plenary




                                 10. Global Climate Change:
                                                                 Avery Ouellette – USAID
11:00 am – 12:00 pm              Leveraging Investment Flows                                        Anastasia Liu
                                                                 Huang Zheng – USAID
                                 for Mitigation
                                                                 Bill Baldridge – USAID
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm               Lunch

                                 11. Global Climate Change:
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm                Low-Carbon Development          Dan Bilello – NREL                 Anastasia Liu
                                 Strategies
                      Breakout




                                 12. Global Climate Change:
                                                                 Collin Green – USAID               Collin Green
                                 Clean Energy Investments

                                 13. Global Climate Change:
                                 Natural and Agricultural        Patrick Smith – USAID              Patrick Smith
                                 Landscape Management

                                 14. Global Climate Change:      David Wheeler – CGD
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm                                                                                   Rob Schneider
                                 Advance Market Commitments      Matthew Hoffman – CGD
                      Breakout




                                 15. Global Climate Change:
                                                                 Wiley Barbour – Camco North
                                 Carbon Market Financial                                            Anastasia Liu
                                                                 America
                                 Mechanisms
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm                Coffee and Networking Break
                                                                 Sendhil Mullainathan – Poverty
                                 16. A Behavioral Approach to
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm                                                 Action Lab / Harvard University   Rachel Bahn
                                 Economic Development
                                                                 Michael Kremer – Harvard Univ.
                                 17. ICT in Business
                                                                 TBD                                Cory O’Hara
                                 Environment Reform
                                 18. Reinventing Government:     HE Minister Emad Fakhoury –
                      Breakout




                                 Designing Programs to Enhance    Government of Jordan
                                                                                                    Mark Gallagher
                                 Public Sector Effectiveness &   Widad Qutaishat – DAI
                                 Performance                     Dr. Emil Bolongaita – MSI
                                                                 Sheila Young – USAID
                                 19. Host-Country Cash
                                                                 Anne Marie del Castillo – USAID    Bill Baldridge
                                 Transfers
                                                                 Lora Kudaibergenova – USAID

5:00 pm – 5:15 pm                Daily Wrap-Up




                                                                                                                     2
 Wednesday, June 23, 2010 – THE GLOBAL HUNGER & FOOD SECURITY INITIATIVE /
      TRENDS IN ECONOMIC GROWTH
                                 Topic                              Speaker(s)                         Moderator
8:00 am – 8:30 am                Continental Breakfast and Daily Overview
                                                                    Ambassador Bill Garvelink –
                                 20. Implementing the GHFSI:
                                                                    USG Deputy Food Security           Mike Yates
                                 Meeting Program Challenges
                                                                    Coordinator for Development
                                 21. GHFSI: Food Security
                      Plenary
                                                                    Phil Steffen – USAID/EGAT/AG       TBD
8:30 am – 10:30am                Concepts
                                 22. Implementing the GHFSI:        Josette Lewis –
                                                                                                       TBD
                                 Planning and Issues                USAID/EGAT/AG
                                 23. Implementing the GHFSI:
                                                                    TBD – USAID                        TBD
                                 Tales from the Front
10:30 am – 11:00 am              Coffee and Networking Break
                                 24. Food Security by the
                                 Numbers: Building Data
                                 Collection Capacity, Measuring     Leonardo Martinez-Diaz –
11:00 am – 12:30 pm                                                                                    Rachel Bahn
                                 Food Insecurity, and Estimating    USAID/EGAT/AA
                                 the Benefits of Food Security
                                 Investments
                      Breakout




                                 25. Financing Food Security:
                                 Finance Options, Index-Based       Michael Carter – UC Davis
                                                                                                       Lena Heron
                                 Weather Insurance, and             Michael Kremer – Harvard Univ.
                                 Nudging Farmer Behavior
                                 26. In Quest of an Enabling
                                                                    Jeremy Schanck – Nathan Assoc.
                                 Policy Environment: Making the
                                                                    Niel Rassumen – WATH
                                 Right Choices, Security of Land                                       Wade Channell
                                                                    TBD –
                                 Tenure, Agriculture Input
                                 Access, and Trade Corridors
                                 Lunch Event: Reflections on
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm                                                  Arnold Harberger
                                 Service with USAID (TBC)
                                                                    Steve Kapsos – ILO / Geneva
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm                27. Labor Markets                                                     Glenn Rogers
                                                                    TBD – USAID
                                                                    Melissa Scudo – Chemonics
                                 28. Access to and Innovations
                                                                    Eve Hamilton – Chemonics
                      Breakout




                                                                                                       Bill Baldridge
                                 in Financial Services
                                                                    Michael Gold – Crimson Capital
                                 29. Cost-Benefit Analysis          TBD                                Mark Gellerson
                                                                    Michael Sullivan – Dept of State
                                                                                                       Mark
                                 30. Extractive Industries          Christina del Castillo – USAID
                                                                                                       Schlagenhauf
                                                                    Gail Spence – USAID
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm                Coffee and Networking Break
                                 31. Private Sector Alliances for                                      Todd Kirkbride /
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm                                                   TBD
                                 Economic Growth                                                       Rob Schneider
                      Breakout




                                 32. Business Enabling
                                                                    TBD – World Bank                   Cory O’Hara
                                 Environment / DBI Update
                                 33. Microenterprise Devt.          John Wasielewski                   Allyn Moushey
                                 34. Monitoring and Evaluation
                                                                    TBD                                Brian Scholl
                                 for Economic Growth
5:30 pm – 5:45 pm                Daily Wrap-Up


                                                                                                                        3
 Thursday, June 24, 2010 – LESSONS AND LINKAGES FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH


                                 Topic                            Speaker(s)                        Moderator
8:00 am – 8:30 am                Continental Breakfast and Daily Overview

                                 35. Growth Diagnostics and
8:30 am – 10:00am                                                 Dino Merotto, World Bank          Don Sillers
                                 Constraints Analyses

                                 36. Creating Economic
                                 Coherence Through Policy         Daniel W. Bromley – University    Ken Baum /
                                 Reform: The New Development       of Wisconsin                     Wade Channell
                                 Imperative

                                                                  Jonathon Ortmanns – Kaufmann
                                 37. Practical Methods to          Foundation
                      Breakout




                                 Promote Entrepreneurship and     David Ferguson – USAID / ODP      Steve Silcox
                                 Innovation                       Steven Koltai – Dept of State
                                                                  Maha Mousa – USAID / Jordan

                                                                  Lewis Tatem – USAID
                                                                  Stephen Eastham – USAID
                                                                  Neal Nathanson, USAID
                                 38. Regional Focus: Europe and   Richard Johnson – USAID
                                                                                                    Maureen Dugan
                                 Eurasia                          Hugh Haworth – USAID
                                                                  James Stein – USAID/Serbia
                                                                  Joseph Lessard –
                                                                   USAID/Macedonia

10:00 am – 10:30 am              Coffee and Networking Break
                                                                  Ngozi Okonjo-Nweala – World
                                                                   Bank (TBC)
                                 39. Combating Corruption in
10:30 am – 12:00 pm                                               Jeremy Weinstein – Stanford       David Dod
                                 Conflict-Affected States
                                                                   University / NSC
                                                                  Mark Karns – USAID

                                                                  TBD – OMB
                                 40. Regulatory Impact
                      Breakout




                                                                  TBD – DAI                         Cory O’Hara
                                 Assessment
                                                                  TBD – OECD

                                                                  Neal Nathanson – USAID
                                 41. A New Competiveness          Steve Silcox – USAID
                                                                                                    Neal Nathanson
                                 Vision                           Arnold Harberger – USAID
                                                                  David Snelbecker – Sibley Intl.

                                 42. Infrastructure               Vivien Foster – World Bank        Ken Baum

                                 Lunch Event: Non-Project
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm               Assistance – The Case of         Juan Carlos Rodriguez – USAID
                                 Uganda’s NUDEIL Program




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                               43. Social Safety Nets,
                                                               Simona Marinescu – UNDP      Bill Baldridge /
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm              Consumer Protection, and
                                                               Sue Rutledge – World Bank    Anastasia Liu
                               Financial Literacy

                               44. China, Investment, and



                    Breakout
                                                               Vivien Foster – World Bank   Karen Turner
                               Economic Development
                                                               Joseph Nye – George Mason
                               45. Institutional Economics                                  Bill Butterfield
                                                                University
                                                                                            Maury
                               46. Economic Growth and
                                                               TBD                          Mendenhall /
                               Vulnerable Populations
                                                                                            Jason Wolfe
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm              Coffee and Networking Break

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm              47. How to Be an Effective EG
                                                               Mary C. Ott                  Mary C. Ott
USAID ONLY                     Officer
                    Breakout




                                                               Sharon Cromer
                                                               Braden Enroth
                               48. Procurement for EG          Charity Benson               Hugh Haworth
                                                               Mark Karns
                                                               James Stein

                                                               Mary C. Ott
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm              49. Technical Competencies:     Deborah Kennedy
                                                                                            Steve Hadley
USAID ONLY                     BS 11 and BS 21                 David McLoud
                    Breakout




                                                               Gary Linden

                               50. State-USAID Cooperation:    Skip Kissinger
                               How USAID Can Leverage          Jennifer Wilson              Nick Klissas
                               Expertise and Funding           John Andre (TBC)

5:00 pm – 5:15 pm              Daily Wrap-Up




                                                                                                           5
 Friday, June 25, 2010 – CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH

                                 Topic                            Speaker(s)                       Moderator
8:00 am – 8:30 am                Continental Breakfast and Daily Overview

                                 51. Improving Host               Eileen Browne – DAI
                                 Government Service Delivery:     Mike Keshishian – USAID
8:30 am – 10:00am                                                                                  David Dod
                                 USAID Experience from Liberia    Craig Buck – Emerging Markets
                                 and Kosovo                       Group (TBC)


                                 52. The Politics and Economics   Jesse Ribot – University of      Wade Channell /
                                 of Place                          Illinois, Urbana-Champaign      Ed Connerly
                      Breakout




                                                                  Dilip Ratha – World Bank
                                                                  AnnaLee Saxenian – UC            Leonardo
                                 53. Migration and Development
                                                                   Berkeley                        Martinez-Diaz
                                                                  Neil Ruiz – World Bank

                                 54. Regional Focus: Sub-         David Atwood – USAID
                                                                                                   Jerry Wolgin
                                 Saharan Africa                   Eric Loken – USAID


10:00 am – 10:30 am              Coffee and Networking Break
                                 55. The IMF’s New Thinking
10:30 am – 12:00 pm              on Macro Policy – Implications   TBD, World Bank / USED           Don Sillers
                                 for Developing Countries

                                                                  Brian Bacon – NSC
                                 56. EG in Conflict
                      Breakout




                                                                  Barbara Smith – NSC/USAID
                                 Environments and Civ-Mil                                          Tyler Holt
                                                                  Alan Van Egmond – USAID
                                 Cooperation
                                                                  Lt. Col. Skip Nordhoff – USAID


                                 57. Regional Focus: Sub-         David Atwood – USAID
                                                                                                   Jerry Wolgin
                                 Saharan Africa                   Eric Loken – USAID


                                 Lunch Event: USAID Economic
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm               Growth Programming –             Bruce Bolnick – Nathan Assoc.    Stu Callison
                                 Ultimate Impacts


2:00 pm – 2:30 pm                Conference Conclusion




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