During a conference organized by the Santiago Center in association with Universidad de Chile's School of Economic and Business (FEN), Griffith - Jones explained the contribution that DB's have made in terms of promoting economic development as well as the challenges they face today: she covered several key questions, such as: What is the role DB's should fulfill in the current economic context? do they use the adequate instruments and funding schemes to support economic development, productive diversification, energy transformation, and entrepreneurship and innovation? Do they have sufficient scale in economies such as Chile? What relationship should they have with the private world? How can the continuity of its programs be guaranteed beyond electoral cycles?
Her presentation was followed by a panel discussion featuring Eduardo Bitran, Executive Vice President of Chile’s Economic Development Agency (CORFO); Ricardo French-Davis, a renowned economist that teaches at FEN; and Daniel Titelman, director of the Economic Development Division of the UN´s Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC). The event was chaired by Manuel Agosin, the Dean of FEN and also a Columbia alumnus.
You can download the Conclusions of the upcoming book on DB and the Chapter that focuses on the Chilean development Agency (CORFO).
In the photograph: Stephany Griffith-Jones with Eduardo Bitran, Daniel Titelman, Manuel Agosin and Ricardo French-Davis.