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What makes some policies work while others fail? The World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law aims to answer this fundamental question. Frequently, policies that fail to generate development outcomes endure across countries and over time. Putting governance front and center of the development debate is essential for promoting sustained economic growth and encouraging more equitable and peaceful societies.

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Paul Romer
Chief Economist, World Bank
Luís-Felipe López-Calva
Co-Director, World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law
Yongmei Zhou
Co-Director, World Development Report 2017, World Bank
Shanta Devarajan
Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa, World Bank Group
Gaël Giraud
Chief Economist, Agence Française de Développement, and associated researcher at Paris School of Economics (PSE)
Avinash K. Dixit
Professor of Economics Emeritus, Princeton University
Rebeca Grynspan
Secretary General, SEGIB
Rémy Rioux
Senior Advisor, Court of Auditors
Friederike Röder
France Director, ONE and Global Lead, G7 and G20

The report “Stop the violence in Latin America” looks at prevention in a new and comprehensive way. It argues that effective prevention starts before birth, and, contrary to common perceptions, well-designed policies can also be successful for adults, for at-risk individuals and for offenders.On February 7, a panel of high-profile experts will discuss the report’s findings and best global practices to address this issue.

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Jorge Familiar
Vice President, Latin America the Caribbean, World Bank Group
Daniel Lederman
Lead Economist and Deputy Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean of the World Bank
Dr. Rodrigo Guerrero
Former Mayor of Cali, Colombia
Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera
Associate Professor, Department of Public Affairs and Security Studies, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Eric L. Olson
Associate Director, Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC

"Rising to the Global Energy Challenge” will be a dynamic session to present key findings of a new World Bank Group report, Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy (RISE). RISE, the first policy scorecard of its kind, assesses the investment climate in 111 countries in three key areas: energy access, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Overall, many countries are embracing the sustainable energy policy agenda, but more needs to be done if we are to reach ambitious global energy and climate goals.

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Rachel Kyte
CEO, Sustainable Energy for All
Riccardo Puliti
Senior Director and Head of Energy and Extractives at the World Bank
Vivien Foster
Energy Economics Global Lead, World Bank Group (presentation)
Lisa Friedman
Moderator