Twenty-six development practitioners gathered in Istanbul April 19–24, 2015, for an exploration and experience of Collaborative Leadership for Development Program's innovative approach to achieving and sustaining development results. The objectives of the Istanbul Dialogue were

  1. to bring these CL4D stakeholders together to hear and learn from each other;
  2. to share information and feedback about the CL4D approach and its evolution, as well as discuss and clarify World Bank Group, government, and CL4D staff and partner roles and responsibilities within it; and
  3. to map out a plan for CL4D’s ongoing development and deployment options.

The Dialogue achieved these objectives by providing participants with a hands-on, reflective experience of CL4D’s six key principles and by sharing information on current and emerging opportunities.