HIV/AIDS: Money, Bottlenecks and the Future

“HIV/AIDS: Money, Bottlenecks and the Future”
With

David Andrews Assistant Director, Africa Department, International Monetary Fund

Holly Burkhalter US Policy Director, Physicians for Human Rights

Peter Heller Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund

H.E. Donald Kaberuka Minister of Finance, Rwanda

Maureen Lewis Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

H.E. Ezra Suruma (TBC) Minister of Finance, Uganda

Moderated by

Nancy Birdsall President, Center for Global Development

Grand Ballroom, The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Conference Center

George Washington University, 800 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC

Monday, April 18, 2005, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The international community has woken up to the devastation of HIV/AIDS and together the Global Fund, the World Bank, the US PEPFAR and numerous other bilateral donors and charitable foundations have raised significant resources to fight the disease and its destruction. The sheer size of newly available funding is dwarfing other investments and challenging macroeconomic and fiscal management in hard hit countries. A CGD sponsored panel discussion among African Ministers of Finance, the policy and advocacy community, and senior IMF and World Bank officials. The relevance and role of IMF program conditionality, the impact of Ministry of Finance, World Bank and IMF policies, and the options for addressing the constraints will figure prominently in the panel discussion. This will be followed by questions from the audience.

Please RSVP to Shilpa Challa via e-mail by Thursday, April 14th to schalla@cgdev.org

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