Our goal at CID is to come up with big ideas that will have an impact on eradicating poverty - specifically policies that will spur growth in countries, facilitate the effective delivery of human and social services, and help government agencies execute effectively.

GEM12, the fifth in the Global Empowerment Meeting series, brought together experts from a broad range of disciplines, such as neuroscience, network science and behavioral economics to discuss ways these fields can help us answer development questions.

Discussions included:

  • the role of conglomerates in driving development
  • new methodologies to building capacity in institutions to support learning and implementation of new policies
  • how neuroscience and psychology can help solve development challenges
  • the role of networks in building prosperity