World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will speak at Howard University on Oct. 1 about how the Bank and other institutions can help boost shared prosperity and reduce inequality around the world.
This event is an opportunity to discuss the state of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) research in Africa and the challenges governments face in providing young people with a STEM education.
This event invites Professor Jeffrey Sachs to share his views on lessons from the MDGs and how they could help countries be better prepared to face the implementation challenges for the SDGs early on.
Over the past thirty years, natural disasters have caused an estimated US $3.8 trillion in total reported losses. The frequency and intensity of these disasters has increased with the rise of climate change, urbanization and population growth.
Join us for the opening plenary for the #2014WRC - Wed 9:30am ET to kick off 3 days on #ResilientRecovery.
This session explores the public-private partnerships, technological innovations, and financing tools that are transforming energy, transport, and digital infrastructure in Africa.
With half of Africa’s population under 25 years old, youth are a critical component of the continent’s development agenda. This event provides a global platform for development experts and young people to explore detailed solutions to development challenges, such as youth employment.
On July 24, top education officials from Latin America and international experts will discuss this crucial issue in a global conversation around the launch of the study Great Teachers: How to Raise Student Learning in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Os professores têm o poder de mudar o futuro dos jovens na América Latina e no resto do mundo. Esse fato vem ganhando cada vez mais importância, pois o mercado de trabalho do século 21 exige formação de altíssima qualidade para que se possa competir em uma economia globalizada.
The story of Open Data is rapidly moving beyond transparency and accountability to measurable economic growth and prosperity. How much of this opportunity can be seized by developing and transition countries to boost growth and share prosperity? What interventions are needed by governments - and by the World Bank - to stimulate and support the realization of the economic benefits of Open Data for everyone? Why does Open Data matter to someone who does not have a toilet? How can World Bank projects be “turbocharged” with Open Data?
Five years after the outbreak of the global financial crisis, creating and sustaining economic growth remains one of the most significant policy challenges in the U.S. and internationally. In his talk, Jason Furman will outline the key steps in the U.S. growth strategy and consider what he describes as “the ultimate test of economic performance” — ensuring that the benefits of growth are broadly shared.