Upcoming Events

Join us February 22 in Washington, D.C. and in cities across Africa for the first-ever World Bank Africa Knowledge Fest. Explore our most recent, relevant knowledge products and celebrate some of the most dynamic thinkers on Africa’s development today.

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The World Bank’s Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) convenes 49 governments and more than 290 partners from civil society, businesses and the private sector to solve governance challenges around the world. Discussants and members of the GPSA’s Steering Committee will discuss the unique contribution that the World Bank, specifically the Governance Global Practice and the GPSA, can make to promote inclusive governance, citizen participation, and civil society monitoring and oversight.

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Kristalina Georgieva
Chief Executive Officer, IBRD/IDA, WBG
Deborah Wetzel
Senior Director, Governance Global Practice, The World Bank Group
Saroj Kumar Jha
Senior Director, World Bank Group
Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez
Senior Director, GSURR, World Bank Group
Abdul Malek
Secretary, Local Government Division, Bangladesh
Ximena Puente de la Mora
President Commissioner of the Federal Institute for Access to Information and Data Protection (IFAI), Mexico
Eva Mends
Head of Budget Reform, Ministry of Finance, Ghana
Lindsay Coates
President, InterAction
Dr. Said Issa
Chair of Board of the Trustees, ANSA-Arab World
Gopa Thampi
Director, Economic Governance – Sri Lanka, The Asia Foundation
Lotta Valtonen
Senior Adviser, Democracy and Governance, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Department for Development Policy, Finland
Aleem Walji
Chief Innovation Advisor, Leadership, Learning & Innovation, World Bank Group
Melissa Brown
Interim Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID, United States
Jonas Rolett
Special Advisor to the Chairman, George Soros Open Society Foundations