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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Chief Economist, World Bank
Co-Director, World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law
Co-Director, World Development Report 2017, World Bank
Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa, World Bank Group
Chief Economist, Agence Française de Développement, and associated researcher at Paris School of Economics (PSE)
Professor of Economics Emeritus, Princeton University
Secretary General, SEGIB
Chief Executive Officer, AFD
France Director, ONE and Global Lead, G7 and G20
Senior Director, Governance Global Practice, The World Bank Group
The World Bank has valuable content that can benefit a wide range of audiences across the world. Our Flipboard magazines complement our existing online assets and promote our narrative in a more engaging way for better impact.
Follow our Twitter live chat with @FlipboardClub in which we will discuss our presence on Flipboard. Join in on Thursday, January 26 at 2 p.m. ET! Follow the conversation on twitter using #FlipboardChat.
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Transforming Transportation is an annual conference on sustainable mobility co-hosted by the World Bank and the World Resources Institute. The theme this year will focus on how we can transform transport and ensure sustainable mobility at scale.
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The World Bank Group believes that corruption is one of the major obstacles to ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity for the poorest people. Join us for a live chat with World Bank experts as they discuss progress in understanding corruption and its drivers and how transparency is helping root out corruption.
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Program Coordinator, Integrity Vice Presidency, World Bank Group
Lead Public Sector Specialist, World Bank Group
Head, Special Litigation Unit, Integrity Vice Presidency, World Bank
Head, Preventive Services Unit, World Bank Group
Global Lead for Financial Market Integrity, Finance & Markets
Established in 2013, the Youth Summit is an annual event that serves as a platform for conversation and action to make the World Bank Group more relevant to the global youth and to better involve young people in the work of the World Bank Group.
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Twenty years ago, Sudhir Shetty was the World Bank’s Senior Country Economist for the nation formerly known as Burma. This week, Sudhir Shetty is back in Yangon as the World Bank’s Chief Economist for the East Asia and Pacific region, and is seeing a very different country with cranes dotting the commercial capital’s skyline, imported cars filling the city’s streets, and growing tourism.
During this event, Sudhir will give a presentation on recent economic developments in East Asia and Myanmar, followed by a panel discussion featuring business leaders in Myanmar to discuss their perspectives on Myanmar’s economic policy priorities.
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Chief Economist, East Asia and Pacific, World Bank Group
Country Manager, MPRL E&P
Founder and Chairman, Myanma Awba Group
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Yoma Strategic
Director, Dagon International Ltd
Founder and CEO, Thura Swiss
One quarter of children under age five worldwide are chronically malnourished. The World Food Prize event “Let Food Be Thy Medicine,” will bring together scientists, policymakers and food and nutrition experts from around the world to share insights on ways in which malnutrition can be tackled with smart policies, innovation and political will. Key is to prioritize investments in people – during the earliest years of life -- because it underpins the very future of nations.
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The event will bring together policymakers and experts from around the world to share insights on how to support small and medium enterprises and promote entrepreneurship as a key driver of local growth and innovation.
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Senior Director, Trade & Competitiveness, World Bank Group
Administrator of the US Small Business Administration (SBA)
Argentina National Secretary of Entrepreneurs and SMEs
President of the International Council for Small Business
Frederic C. Hamilton Chair of Free Enterprise and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College
Senior Economic Policy Advisor, World Bank Group Global Practice on Trade and Competitiveness.
The State of the Africa Region seminar provides an opportunity to reflect on the main trends shaping the economic development of the region. The seminar will discuss key challenges and opportunities facing Africa in an increasingly turbulent global economic environment.
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Vice President, Africa Region, World Bank Group
Chief Economist, Africa, World Bank Group
Deputy Governor of the Bank of Tanzania
Minister of Economy and Finance, Mali
Senior Minister of Planning and Development, Benin
In a world of growing global risks, over 80 % of humanitarian needs are in conflict-affected situations, and poverty is increasingly concentrated in these areas. There is consensus that the global community needs to focus on prevention rather than crisis response.
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