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GDN Tenth Annual Conference (Kuwait)

The Tenth Global Development Conference was held from February 1st to 5th, 2009 under the theme "Natural Resources and Development" at the headquarters of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) in Kuwait City.

The Opening Session featured remarks from Ernesto Zedillo, Chair of the GDN Board of Directors and Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, H.E Mohammed al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait, and Abdlatif Yousef Al-Hamad, Director General and Chairman of AFESD. Justin Lin, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Development Economics of the World Bank delivered the keynote address on "Natural Resources, Economic Growth and Future Generations: How to Create a Win-win Outcome for Everyone?".

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