Top global development groups in Barcelona: A primer

A view of Barcelona. Photo by: MorBCN / CC BY-NC-SA

It spawned the largest triennial gathering on development, culture and peace. The Universal Forum of Cultures in 2004 drew some 2.5 million people, including more than 77,000 delegates to its dialogues, over four months.

The event took place in Barcelona, considered one of the most livable cities, a fashion capital, and a leading tourism, sports and cultural center. Now add emerging development hub to that list.

About the author

  • Eliza Villarino

    Eliza Villarino currently manages one of today’s leading publications on humanitarian aid, global health and international development, the weekly GDB. At Devex, she has helped grow a global newsroom, with talented journalists from major development hubs such as Washington, D.C, London and Brussels. She regularly writes about innovations in global development.