Michael Green will explain how the Social Progress Index measures the inclusiveness of 132 countries and how it is being used by governments, businesses and civil society organizations to drive change.
Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group, will return to Georgetown March 18 to deliver a second lecture as part of a semester-long conversation on “The Global Future of Development” convened by Georgetown’s new Global Futures Initiative.
The World Bank, in partnership with the London School of Economics, Overseas Development Institute, Participedia and CIVICUS, are launching a free 4-week course on Citizen Engagement, hosted by Coursera, on March 15, 2015.
Taught by a global faculty of experts and practitioners, the course provides a holistic overview of citizen engagement through interactive videos, resources, and activities. Join this launch event to learn more about this MOOC and the importance of citizen engagement.
Vice President, Leadership, Learning & Innovation, World Bank
Senior Director, Governance, World Bank Group
Associate Professor, Syracuse University
Secretary General, CIVICUS
Executive Director, Nordic and Baltic Countries, World Bank
Practice Manager, Governance, World Bank Group
Executive Vice President, InterAction
Montek Singh Ahluwalia will discuss India's growth prospects and the policy challenges ahead as India attempts to pursue an agenda of deep economic reforms.
What measures can help to eradicate, once and for all, chronic poverty? What kind of job opportunities should we offer to the chronic poor? Can Latin America learn from other countries with lower rates of chronic poverty? Does the region have any answers for the world?
Jeffrey D. Sachs presents a compelling framework for how global citizens can take a holistic pathway forward to address the seemingly intractable worldwide problems of persistent extreme poverty, environmental degradation, and political-economic injustice: sustainable development.
World Bank Chief Economist Kaushik Basu, joined by Amartya Sen and Nicholas Stern, will argue that our conceptualization of how the law impacts the economy is flawed. In particular, there is a close and intricate connection between human beliefs and the effectiveness of the law.
Join CGAP, IPA, J-PAL, and The World Bank on February 27 for a day-long event that will present the latest evidence on the impact of microcredit, discuss implications of the results for policy and practice, and identify directions for future innovation and research.
Professor of Economics, University College London
Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, World Bank Group
Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, MIT & Founder and Director, J-PAL
Professor of Economics, Yale University
Douglas A. Warner III Professor of Economics, Yale University
Chief Microfinance Specialist, IFC
Senior Financial Sector Specialist, CGAP
Chief Correspondent, Governance and Anti-Corruption, Thomson Reuters Foundation
Senior Financial Sector Specialist, CGAP
Lead Economist, Development Research Group
Senior Adviser, CGAP
Director, Finance and Markets Global Practice, World Bank
Senior Lecturer and Director of International Students, Victoria University of Wellington
CEO and Managing Director, Equity Bank
The World Bank is consulting globally on the proposed Environmental and Social Framework and is seeking feedback from stakeholders on how to strengthen the current draft. Join us LIVE with an expert panel and make your suggestions directly to those who are working on protecting people and the environment!
Director, Operations Policy & Country Services, World Bank Group
Senior Counsel, World Bank Group
Regional Environmental and Safeguards Advisor, World Bank Group
Lead Specialist, Operations Risk Management, World Bank Group
Advisor, Operations Risk Management, World Bank Group
Civil Society Adviser, World Bank Group
In The Upside of Your Dark Side, two pioneering researchers in the field of psychology show that while mindfulness, kindness, and positivity can take us far, they cannot take us all the way. Emotions such as anger, anxiety, guilt, and sadness might feel uncomfortable, but can also be useful.