For children born into poverty, early childhood interventions hold the promise of overcoming social disadvantages and breaking the cycle of poverty between generations. As we work to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, now is the moment to find ways we can help children move beyond surviving to thriving.
Senior Education Specialist, World Bank
Permanent Representative of Nicaragua to the United Nations
Senior Director, Gender CCSA, World Bank Group
Director General and Senior Vice President, Evaluation, World Bank Group
Vice President for Human Development, World Bank Group
Professor and Founding Director of the Institute for Human Development at Aga Khan University / Member, Institute of Medicine Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally
Sophie Naudeau, Early Childhood Development Global Lead, World Bank
Team Leader, Impact Evaluations, World Bank IEG
Professor of Nutrition and Director of the Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The University of the West Indies, Jamaica
How do we measure development? The Social Progress Index (SPI) was launched in 2013 as a holistic approach to benchmarking countries’ social performance, independent of economic measures. Professor Porter will describe the insights that the SPI provides about the relationship between economic development and social progress.
The new Global Insights Initiative (GINI), aims to incorporate behavioral and social insights into project design, evaluate the impact of interventions inspired by those insights, and mainstream behavioral economics, social psychology, and related fields into the work of the World Bank Group.
James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics, Duke University
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank Group
Managing Director, ideas42
Co-Director, World Development Report 2015, World Bank Group
Lead, Behavioural Insights, Government of Canada
Vice President, Operations Policy and Country Services, World Bank Group
Senior Global Practice Director, Poverty Global Practice, World Bank Group
Chair, Social and Behavioral Sciences Team, White House Office for Science and Technology Policy
Ezra Klein co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Vox.com will take on the World Bank's attempts to popularize research and offer lessons from the successes of Wonkblog and Vox. World Bank Senior Economist David Evans will host the conversation.
These Nobel Prize-winning economists argue that as long as there is profit to be made, sellers will exploit our psychological weaknesses through manipulation, advertising and deception. The talk explores these economics trickeries and shows how to reduce them through greater knowledge, reform and regulation.
The University of Ghana will host World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and several high-level opinion leaders from the public and private sectors to reflect on two ambitious goals: ending extreme poverty by 2030, and boosting shared prosperity among the poorest 40 % of the population in developing countries.
President, African Development Bank Group
Vice President, Africa Region, World Bank Group
African Entrepreneur and a Philanthropist
Prime Minister, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Presenter, Africa Business Report, BBC World News
Minister of Education, Ghana
Evidence suggests that the more women-owned businesses there are in a country, the more that country can prosper and grow. How can we support women-owned businesses in developing countries? What skills do women need to compete?
Senior Director, Trade & Competitiveness, World Bank Group
Board President & CEO, WEConnect
Executive Director, Didco
Senior Director, Supplier Diversity, Sodexo
CEO and Co-founder, Crispy Fruits
Director of Supply Chain Social Responsibility, Pacific Gas & Electric
Vice President, Sustainability & Supplier Diversity, Marriott International
Director of Inclusive Economies, International Development Research Center
Senior Director, International Trade, Walmart
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, MIGA
Senior Director, Gender CCSA, World Bank Group
Head, Gender Secretariat, International Finance Corporation
Practice Manager, Trade & Competitiveness, World Bank Group
Practice Leader, World Bank Africa Region, Africa
Vice President, Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions
Director, Women’s Business Development, WEConnect International
CEO & Founder, Funkidz Limited
Cities are key to social development and economic prosperity. This session explores the challenges and innovative approaches across multiple dimensions of sustainability at the city level – economic, environmental and social – in their contribution to shared prosperity.
Executive Director, UN-Habitat
Deputy Minister of Finance, South Africa
Moderator, Managing Director of the Growth Dialogue
Director-General, Caisse des Prêts et de Soutien des Collectivités Locales, Tunisia
Vice President, Sustainable Development, World Bank
Mayor, Tirana, Albania
Minister of Housing, Construction and Sanitation, Peru
"Today to 2030" brings together a cross section of global leaders and influencers to look at the partnerships, financing, creativity and citizen action needed to end extreme poverty, boost shared prosperity and address climate change.
Secretary-General, United Nations
UK Secretary of State for International Development
Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Education is a critical step on the path toward new opportunities for people and nations. But in a world where children are not getting the skills they need to live productive lives -250 million children cannot read or write- something needs to change to fulfill this historic promise.
Executive Director of Oxfam International
Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution of Stanford University
Rector, Uniminuto University, Bogota, Colombia
Minister of Finance, Bangladesh
Minister of Education, Peru
State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
Minister of Finance, Republic of Serbia