DCED 40th Annual Meeting, June 2018, Toronto

The 2018 Annual Meeting will be hosted by the MasterCard Foundation in Toronto, Canada, 5-8 June. The Thematic Day will be on the theme “Youth Employment in a Changing World: Implications for Private Sector Development”.

Practical information is already posted below. Agendas are being posted when available. Minutes will be posted here after the event.

Please note that the meetings generally are only open to staff of member agencies and invitees; staff of potential members (donors, Foundations and UN agencies) are welcome to come as observers.

Schedule of meetings

  • Tuesday 5th June: Working Group meetings

Business Environment Reform (BEWG)

Results Measurement (RM): Draft agenda

Private Sector Engagement (afternoon only) (PSE): Draft agenda

  • Wednesday 6th June: Working Group meetings

Private Sector Engagement (PSE): Draft agenda

Market Systems Development (MSD)

Agendas will be posted here as soon as they become available. The Green Growth (GG) and Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Working Groups will not meet in Toronto. On the Wednesday evening, we hope to have the option of a trip up the CN Tower.

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

For a draft agenda of the Thematic Day, please click here. Dinner will be at the Aga Khan Museum.

  • Friday 8th June: DCED Business Day (Member Updates, Planning etc.)

For a draft agenda of the Business Day, please click here.

Logistical information

  • Information on accommodation and other logistics is available here. Dress is smart casual.
  • All of the meetings, except for the Thematic Day (7th June), will be held in the MasterCard Foundation offices. The Thematic Day will be held in St James Cathedral Centre in Toronto, for which a map can be found here.