Saman Kelegama (IPS – Sri Lanka) joins Asia-Pacific High-Level Consultation on Financing for Development, Jakarta

29-30 April, 2015


A member of the Southern Voice network, 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. Dr Kelegama is the Executive Director of Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) – Sri Lanka.

The two-day event brought together members and associate members of the UN ESCAP and representatives of the private sector, academia and civil society to re-evaluate the role of traditional sources of finance and explore innovative means of financing investments in the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. Sri Lanka’s State Minister of Finance, Honourable Mahinda Samarasinghe, also participated in the event.


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