Events preview: This week in development cooperation

On February 7, Devex is hosting a discussion on AfDB's funding trends — and how organizations can plan around them.

Below are some of the most noteworthy events for the week starting Feb. 6:

FEATURED EVENTS

How to work with the African Development Bank
Feb. 7, 9 a.m. EST, 3 p.m. CET
Online

Funding trends in the African Development Bank are noticeably shifting. Looking ahead to 2018, development organizations will be grappling with a reprioritization of funding, a shift towards private firms and the entry — and the success — of new actors, such as Asian contractors. What opportunities do these changes present? Devex is hosting a discussion on AfDB's funding trends — and how organizations can plan around them.

Cash Transfers for Crisis Response
Feb. 13, 9 a.m. EST
Online

Can cash transfers offer the outsize benefits they've been touted to deliver? And if so, how can organizations integrate cash transfers in their work? On Feb. 13, Devex will convene a panel of experts to discuss best practices for using humanitarian cash transfers and to explore what works — and what doesn't — when it comes to this new form of aid.

EVENTS IN THE NEXT 7 DAYS

Integrated Water Resources Management Training for Sustainable Development
Feb. 5-8
Shah Alam, Malaysia

Sustaining Pathways out of Extreme Poverty
Feb. 6
London, United Kingdom; Online

The Impact of Free Secondary Education: Experimental Evidence from Ghana
Feb. 6
Washington, D.C., United States

Women's Cancer Prevention and Control in the Americas
Feb. 6
Online

The Future of Development Finance: A Conversation with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim
Feb. 7
Washington, D.C., United States

Launch Event: Girls’ Rights are Human Rights
Feb. 7
Geneva, Switzerland

The Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) — World Bank Participation
Feb. 7-13
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Market Failures, Government Failures, and the Welfare of Poor People
Feb. 8
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Yemen's economic future: From survival to reconstruction
Feb. 8
London, United Kingdom; Online

Nutrition as the Entry Point to Strengthening Health Systems
Feb. 8
Online

Innovative Financing to Achieve Impact in Global Health
Feb. 8
New York, United States

IFPRI-UNSCN Seminar: Investment for Nutrition
Feb. 8
Washington, D.C., United States

The Politics of Growth: Transformative Ideas in Economics
Feb. 9
London, United Kingdom; Online

Thriving Cities, Prosperous Countries: From Agenda to Implementation
Feb. 11
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Paradox of Aid: Lessons from Afghanistan
Feb. 12
London, United Kingdom; Online

World Development Report 2018: Education
Feb. 13
New York, United States

Malaria Champions Breakfast
Feb. 13
Washington, D.C., United States

Webinar: It's Time to Deliver: Including Pregnant and Lactating Women in Clinical Research
Feb. 14
Online

First Global Conference of the Platform for Collaboration on Tax — Taxation and the Sustainable Development Goals

Feb. 14-16
New York, United States

INTERNATIONAL OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
Feb. 6

International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Feb. 11

World Radio Day
Feb. 13

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