DCED 40th Annual Meeting, June 2018, Toronto

The 2018 Annual Meeting was hosted by the MasterCard Foundation in Toronto, Canada, 5-8 June. The Thematic Day was on the theme “Youth Employment in a Changing World: Implications for Private Sector Development”. Minutes for the Annual Meeting can be downloaded here. Minutes for the individual Working Group Meetings will be posted on the respective WG pages, once agreed.

Schedule of meetings

  • Tuesday 5th June: Working Group meetings

Business Environment Reform (BEWG): Agenda

Results Measurement (RM): Agenda

Private Sector Engagement (afternoon only) (PSE): Agenda

  • Wednesday 6th June: Working Group meetings

Private Sector Engagement (PSE): Agenda

Market Systems Development (MSD): Agenda

The Green Growth (GG) and Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Working Groups did not meet in Toronto.

  • Thursday 7th June: Thematic Day on the theme of Youth Employment

For the agenda of the Thematic Day, please click here.

Keynote Address: Youth employment in a changing world – Implications for private sector development, by Brahima Sangafowa Coulibaly, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Director, Africa Growth Initiative, The Brookings Institution.

See the Minutes for further information on the day; click here for the DCED’s knowledge page on Youth Employment, including summaries of key research

  • Friday 8th June: DCED Business Day

For the agenda of the Business Day, please click here. The meeting started with member agencies presenting on priorities and trends in their organisation; some are posted below (some spoke without a presentation). You can find more information about the PSD policies of individual agencies here.

The meeting continued with a review of progress during the last year, and agreement on the work plan and budget for the FY 2018-19. Minutes are posted here.