The Role of Managing for Development Results in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals 2030

Event | 15 - 16 June 2017
ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present a new holistic framework for all countries development efforts, linking people, planet and prosperity by 2030. The SDGs pick up from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which provided time-bound targets for addressing extreme poverty in its many dimensions-income poverty, hunger, disease, lack of adequate shelter, and exclusion-while promoting gender equality, education, and environmental sustainability. While the MDGs played a major role in improving lives worldwide between 2000 and 2015, progress among goals and between countries was uneven. The SDGs give all countries in the world a renewed opportunity to make progress, taking on both longstanding and more recent development challenges.

Financial management and planning processes within countries are evolving to respond to the SDGs. Managing for Development Results has been a key concept in strengthening the capacity of the state, enabling it to improve the lives of its citizens. Our communities of practice are well-equipped to formulate ideas and contribute to achieving the 17 SDGs. This year’s seminar will therefore reflect on the challenges and opportunities presented by the 2030 development agenda.

This seminar is jointly convened by the Korea Development Institute (KDI) School of Public Policy and Management, the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Objectives and target audience

The seminar is designed to share experience and best practices among public servants, government officials, NGOs, and the private sector specialists from Asia, Latin America and Africa, on how MfDR can support achievement of the SDGs.

How to register

By invitation only.


While attendance to the event is free, ADB does not cover travel and accommodation expenses of participants.


Taejong Kim
Managing Director of Development Research and Learning Network
Korea Development Institute
School of Public Policy and Management

Roberto Garcia Lopez
Executive Secretary
Inter-American Development Bank

Pierre-Justin Kouka
AfCoP Project Manager
African Development Bank

Claudia Buentjen
Principal Public Management Specialist
Governance Thematic Group
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Asian Development Bank

Presentation materials

See presentation materials from this event on ADB Knowledge Events.