Fourth ACRI emerging leaders networking evening
October 03 2018
The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) welcomed Daniel Street, Senior Strategist for the private-sector arm of the World Bank Group, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), based in Washington DC, to address ACRI's fourth emerging leaders networking evening.
ACRI's emerging leaders networking evenings are an opportunity for young professionals with an interest in Australia-China relations the chance to connect with others in the space and learn from their insights.
Since joining the World Bank Group in 2013, Daniel has played a key role in driving the organisation’s country engagement efforts across the East Asia-Pacific region. Central to his role is growth diagnostic work that identifies key binding constraints to inclusive and sustainable economic growth and job creation in emerging economies, including China, as well as opportunities that spur private sector-led growth. Daniel, who co-authored the 2018 World Bank Group China Systematic Country Diagnostic, talked about his experience helping to maximise finance for development, and crafting country economic development strategies for emerging economies across the region. ACRI Director Professor Bob Carr chaired the Q&A session.
Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm.
About the speaker
Daniel Street is a Senior Strategist for the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, International Finance Corporation (IFC). Central to his role is identifying key macroeconomic and microeconomic linkages to ensure IFC’s Investment and Advisory work delivers development solutions in the emerging economies of the East Asia-Pacific. In 2013 Daniel joined the World Bank Group in Washington D.C. where he has played a key role in driving the organization’s Country Engagement efforts across the region. Through his work on Systematic Country Diagnostics, Daniel has helped pinpoint key binding constraints to pro-poor economic growth and job creation in these economies, including China, as well as produce development strategies for these countries for the world’s largest development institution; he continues this work now from the World Bank Group Sydney office where he has recently been transferred.
Daniel was also part of the team that helped shape the 2015 Addis Ababa Action Agreement at the third Financing for Development Conference in Ethiopia ahead of the launch of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations in New York.
Prior to joining IFC, Daniel worked as a consultant to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the United Nations and the World Economic Forum. Between 2010 and 2012 he served as a Development Advisor to the Hon. Kevin Rudd MP during his term as Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Daniel began his career as a political correspondent with Australia’s Nine Network Pty Ltd., in the Canberra Press Gallery, where he covered domestic and international affairs, including the G-8 and the G-20; he has been formally recognized by the National Press Club for his fair and ethical reporting. An alumnus of UTS, Daniel also studied International Development at the University of Cambridge, where he focused on the rise of India and China, and was a Chevening Scholar.