The future of global development and implications for Aid
Richer countries are rapidly ageing and productivity is stagnating.

Meanwhile, industry – the motor for rapid economic development in the past – employs ever fewer people worldwide. And yet there is still hope for greater, and shared, global prosperity. Declining working age populations in rich countries are demanding ever-more services. A rising, increasingly educated working age population in lower income economies can provide them.

This is an immense, mutually beneficial opportunity to create a new development model, and a new model for development assistance. Aid for economic growth traditionally tried to foster the expansion of export-oriented industrial employment in recipient countries through physical investment. In the future, it can foster the expansion of expatriate employment through skills partnerships.

This talk will be followed by a drinks reception, all welcome.

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Date: 30 October 2023, 17:00 (Monday, 4th week, Michaelmas 2023)
Venue: Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street OX1 3BD
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre (and online)
Speaker: Charles Kenny (Center for Global Development)
Organising department: Oxford Martin School
Organiser: Oxford Martin School (University of Oxford)
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Audience: Public
Editor: Hannah Mitchell