The Eleventh Annual Global Development Conference
Regional and Global Integration: Quo Vadis?
16 January 2010 to 18 January 2010
Prague, Czech Republic
The Global Development Conference in Prague (January 16-18, 2010) focused on globalization and regional integration in the context of the recent economic crisis. While the economic and political consequences of the crisis is undoubtedly casting a deep shadow on the economies of developing countries, it is also likely to hasten the structural shift in global economic power from the Western countries to the emerging economies. Some of the questions addressed suring the conference included, Will political pressures to push back globalization now come from the West? And how can developing countries counter it? Is a new variant of globalization likely to emerge from this crisis, and if so, what will its contours be?
The GDN Conference was held for the first time in the Central and Eastern European region. The event offered a significant opportunity for the region to share its rich experience of economic integration, and how it can be used to understand and mitigate the impact of the global crisis on developing and transition countries. The conference was organized under the auspices of the and the City of Prague and in partnership with the , Czech Republic, which gave an opportunity to discuss risks to both developed and developing countries emanating from a globalized economic and financial system.
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