Global Conference on
Capital Markets Development at the Subnational Level
New York, New York: 15-18 February 2000
Information regarding the Global Conference on Capital Markets Development at the Subnational Level, taking place at the Hilton Hotel, New York, NY on February 15-18, 2000.
This conference is the culmination of a two-year initiative organized in partnership with the private sector, multilateral and bilateral institutions, the academia, and World Bank Group members.
The objective of the conference is to improve participantsí knowledge and ability to analyze the financial capacity of regional and local governments and levels of creditworthiness as an input to better assess how to use financial instruments including subnational capital markets. The conference will facilitate links between private and public sectors, and set the new agenda for promoting a sound development of capital markets at the subnational level.
The conference will bring together government officials from emerging economies, governors and mayors from provinces/states and cities that have accessed the capital markets in the domestic and international markets, international corporate leaders, investors and credit-rating agencies.
The key issues to be addressed include: