Leaders Panel: Emerging Economies

July 24, 2012

The financial crisis has not been kind to the world’s emerging economies. Many nations, whether in Africa, Central America or Eastern Europe, have seen their growth rates halved, and many have experienced severe social, economic and political crises. Since 2009, however, many emerging countries have found firmer footing with the return of global growth – higher commodity prices – as well as the availability of outside assistance when needed. How the can emerging economies not only grow their nations, but become more resilient to future financial shocks? What role can good governance play in this transition? Speakers:  Kandeh Yumkella, Director-General, UNIDO,   President Porfirio Lobo Sosa, Honduras, Prime Minister Stephenson King, Saint Lucia, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Trinidad and Tobago