Director, 2014 World Development Report, the World Bank
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DATE:March 27, 2013
From personal health concerns to nationwide conflict, any number of risks can get in the way of success for individuals, families, businesses, and entire nations. How can such risks be better managed at all levels of society - who is responsible and who is empowered?
Participants from all over the world asked questions, discussed risk, and helped the World Development Report 2014 team write their report by sharing their experiences.
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Arab spring brought many risks
Are WB and UN aware of the generated risk due to the political and military conflicts in Arab countries?
environment pollution,imposed targets in jobs by deficiency of staff recruitment,abnormal high temperatures etc influencing health problems.
How can the government plan to solve poverty when the people themselves lack effort to combat poverty? (Inequality might arise due to "commitment-to-be-better" factor and "industriousness" factor) I would like to hear opinions regarding this. Thank you. :)
Why the risk of "ownership and accountability" should not be seen now as an untapped opportunity to overhaul recruitment system of weakest sectors i.e Poverty/Sanitation based only on attitude test for always positive results when applied to any system of work per se.
Do you think the desire for risk management will promote the creation of an "Asian Union" that follows the model of the "European Union."
Global constant inflation is a continuous risk for the middle and poor class. How can it reduce
Muhammad Shahid Khan
Assessing risk is normal when making investments. Unfortunately, our assessments of risks vary from person to person. I'm interested in better understanding when risks can be distortionary and lead to inefficiency AND (perhaps more importantly) what are the appropriate policies to remedy this?
Risk is inevitable, a natural process. How we deal with it makes us...who we truly are.
I hope international community will do something about our corruft leaders here in Nigeria
How to develop/motivate our self efficiently in all aspects of our life for competitive improved life?
How wide and big USA's sequester cuts(especially great cut of millitary) will affect Republic of Korea's economiy?
Distributing all essential resources in the reasonable way is one of the best measures to resolve completely poverty globally. Do you agree with it? If you agree, how can governments do it?
Hai Doan Ba
Is it possible to face this global economic crisis investing in developing countries and evironment, rather than "playng" with financial affair?
What are the current gaps in existing research regarding understanding risk and risk management at the household level in face of a changing climate?
To obey the natural laws of physics, is to obey the measured laws of nature in relation to man; the solution is harmonious. And in the immortal words of Mick Jagger: you can't always get what you want, but you can try sometimes and you just might find, you'll get what you need.
Christopher Michael Harold
I understand that each member country of The World Bank's board has discriminative vote according to its own investment in election president. And I also know that there is a comment that such a method shows advanced countries-centered world order. I'd like to hear your ideas about this.
Kyu Bong Lee
Most of the countries in the world keep developing nowadays, but it has two aspects. It can not only help us to live more conveniently but also cause lots of problems such as environmental pollution. How should we deal with this dilemma?
Can communities better prepare for these risks in the upland and coastal areas of the islands we have?
Pamela E. Sullano
I think policies for everyone have possibility of overlooking people who have no power. It make unstable society. So Taking a long-term view, It has advantage to make policies for social minorities.
Eun Chae Cho
After Korean war we had many risk mangement
but through miracle of Han river we overcame.
Like this I think whatever our risk came,
we can defeat that by adding individual's effort.
Kim Da Eun
Very helpful to the Purpose of Global Advancement
Ong, Chee Hock
When I was a kid, I had problems with this issue of low self-confidence and that made me be not be able to make social relationships properly. From then, I tried to seek ways to improve my self by reading as many books on self-improvement as I can.
How poor countries in africa could overcome poverty? How are they trying to get over poverty?
Is the emrgency-aid for them actually breaking their will to self-help?
Kyu Bong Lee
Good Afternoon Dr. Norman :Considering the heriditory risk of "Ownership and Accountability",
Can Government / W.B jointly decide officials recruitment for weakest sectors
like Poverty/health as a pilot for gaps identification and improving the efficiency
Our country once had an economic crisis because of the weak management of the forein-exchanges. We lost our credit and companies closed. To overcome this, we put a lot of efforts like the government made business more free. At last we succeeded to get a loan from the IMF, and overcame the crisis.
Yoon Yeo Hun
Recently, North Korea has been showing some provocative actions against South Korea.
I wonder how the Korean government will deal with this impending situation and relieve growing anxiety of the Korean nation.
problems in city are occuring constantly. gravitation of the population is one of those reasons. how to decrease the population in city and develop the countries efficiently?
kang ye lim
s.k, n.k betwenn countries are growing worse.
but i believe relations have improved.
n.k risk for the poor and then more poor.
how can it reduce
Today Nortth Korea has made provocative claims to UNSC. It really threatens the world. Military development is based on its economic stability. What WB can do to prevent and have a strike on North Korea??
Park Jung Hoon
Most developing countries have made few progress in managing risks. How the aid development international organizations are going to support these countries for advancing in this field.
one of the major risk is poverty and second is lack awareness.
how is volume of Nepal's trade with saarc country?
chhetra singh thapa
The HIV/AIDS fund from World Bank has been provided to the government of Nepal to work effectively but yet its been 7 months, the required amount has not yet been disburse. Can anyone help me in this regards.
Parsu Ram Rai
If i have a risk, i read books.
books tell to me how to solve my problem
or sometimes mom help me
mom lived more than me so she has a lot exprience.
Ryu se lim
gender equality project Ghana.
what world bank help and assistance
Finance and supply section of world bank group what help?
Organizations should ensure good indoor air quality since it puts all the employees under risk of falling sick and being less productive.
Global food price inflation is the biggest risk for political instability, markets etc. However, its biggest impact will be on the poor. What policies need to made right now to avert the disasters that can possibly result from global food price inflation?
Do you think a lot of people will take risk if there were assurances from their governments. And even if such government protections exist how many citizens are aware and exposed to them in developing economies?
Will doubling the population exceed the availibility of food? There is RISK of soil depletion and cultures colasping under the load of food production.
How to made life Easy after retire ?
Sir, iam a nurse by profession and iam operating clinic and went to my bank several times, they keep on telling me no more loan in their bank. And i want to develop my clinic and i need money. What should i do?
Oyibo Omeiza Muhammed.
I am Student of Finance and accountancy, I want to ask that what can be a good desertation topic in the feild of Finance regarding Pakistan.
How would you overcome curroption in the global industries?
How I can get development of financial status of a private company regarding software research and development.If a private company can get global help and in what process.
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