Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | 14:00 – 15:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: WBG Headquarters, Preston Auditorium & Online

Full event information and speaker list coming soon.

Sign up for an email reminder in the form below.

Can people of faith help build a movement to end extreme poverty? Can they seize this opportunity at a time of conflict in some regions -- some of it driven by groups claiming religious justification? And why are faith leaders and the World Bank Group joining forces to fight poverty? A high-level panel featuring prominent faith-based organization and religious leaders and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will discuss the role of faith in combatting poverty, particularly in light of the recent launch by faith-based organizations and religious leaders of “The Moral and Spiritual Imperative to End Extreme Poverty.”

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | 16:30 – 18:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: WBG Headquarters, J1-050 & Online

Submit your questions & sign up for an email reminder in the box to the right.

If you had a 10% chance of having a fatal car accident, you'd take necessary precautions. If your finances had a 10% chance of suffering a severe loss, you'd reevaluate your assets.

So if we know the world is warming and there's a 10% chance this might eventually lead to a catastrophe beyond anything we could imagine, why aren't we doing more about climate change right now? We insure our lives against an uncertain future—why not our planet?

In "Climate Shock", Gernot Wagner and Martin Weitzman explore in lively, clear terms the likely repercussions of a hotter planet, drawing on and expanding from work previously unavailable to general audiences.

Follow the event #wblive

Date: March 31, 2015
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | 16:30 – 18:00 GMT or convert time)
WBG Headquarters, J1-050 & Online

Submit your questions & sign up for an email reminder in box to the right.

The two financial crises of the past century, the 1930s Great Depression and 2008 Great Recession, occurred against the backdrop of sharp credit booms, dubious banking practices, and unstable global financial system. When markets collapsed in 2008, policymakers invoked the lessons of the Great Depression to avert the worst.

While their response prevented a financial collapse and catastrophic depression like the 1930s, unemployment in the U.S. and Europe still rose to excruciating high levels. Why didn't policymakers do better? The author shows how fear of another depression following the collapse of Lehman Brothers shaped policy responses, with both positive and negative results.

Ngày/Date: Thứ Hai, Ngày 30 tháng Ba, 2015 / Monday, March 30, 2015
Giờ/Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. chiều, giờ Hà Nội / 3:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m., ET / 07:00 - 08:00 GMT (Đổi giờ ở đây/convert time)
Địa điểm/Location: Trực tuyến/Online

Đặt câu hỏi trước và đăng ký nhận email nhắc về thảo luận tại đây!
Submit your questions in advance & sign up for an email reminder here!

Truong Thi Cam Hong (center) owns a factory that produces coconut milk extract cosmetics and generates jobs for 32 workers in Ben Tre Province in Vietnam. Her beauty products are widely sold in Vietnam as well as exported to Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan. Photo: Vietnam Women's Innovation Day

Một số ý kiến phản biện cho rằng việc phụ nữ tham gia vào quá trình hội nhập kinh tế xã hội sẽ phá vỡ các giá trị văn hoá truyền thống và gia đình. Nhưng kinh nghiệm các nước công nghiệp hoá cho thấy những tác động tiêu cực của quá trình hội nhập có thể được giảm thiểu bằng các chính sách hỗ trợ gia đình, bảo đảm an sinh xã hội, đồng thời nâng cao vai trò kinh tế của phụ nữ. Trên thực tế có nhiều phương án có thể xem xét nhằm tạo dựng một nền kinh tế cạnh tranh hơn và một xã hội hoà nhập.

Đâu là những bước đi cần thiết giúp phụ nữ hòa nhập quốc tế tốt hơn? Làm thế nào để các công ty do phụ nữ quản lý có thể tiếp cận với thị trường quốc tế? Làm sao để đảm bảo tính cạnh tranh của nữ lao động Việt Nam trên thị trường thế giới? Phụ nữ Việt Nam có thể đóng góp như thế nào vào sự phát triển văn hóa và xã hội của khu vực và thế giới?

Hãy thảo luận các vấn đề này với chúng tôi trong buổi thảo luận trực tuyến với chủ đề “Phụ nữ Việt Nam và hội nhập quốc tế” bằng cách đặt câu hỏi vào form dưới đây hoặc thông qua FacebookTwitter.


Some critics insist that efforts to empower women to integrate in the regional and global social and economic environment could threaten traditional cultural values or the family. However, experience has shown that many industrializing countries have been able to minimize the negative impacts of the integration by enacting pro-family policies that have also encouraged women’s economic empowerment. In fact, there are a range of policy options that Vietnam could consider that could lay the groundwork for a more competitive economy and a more inclusive society.

What are the key steps to empower women in international integration? How can women-run businesses reach out to global markets? How can we ensure Vietnamese women’s competiveness in the global labor market? How can Vietnamese women contribute to regional and global social and cultural development?

Join our live chat that covers the topic of “Vietnamese Women and International Integration” by submitting your questions/comments in the form below or via Facebook and Twitter. Note: The live chat will be primarily in Vietnamese, but the panelists will also accept questions and comments in English.

Theo dõi sự kiện qua / Follow the event via @WorldBankAsia

Liên quan/Related Links:

Trang Trịnh

Nghệ sĩ dương cầm Trang Trịnh sinh năm 1986 tại Hà Nội, bắt đầu làm quen với Âm nhạc từ năm bốn tuổi. Năm 2004, cô giành học bổng theo học và tốt nghiệp xuất sắc bằng Thạc sĩ Âm nhạc chuyên ngành biểu diễn tại Học viện Âm nhạc hoàng gia Anh.


Hà Thu Thanh

Bà Thanh là Chủ tịch kiêm Tổng Giám đốc Deloitte Việt Nam hơn 16 năm qua. Là một trong những Kiểm toán viên hành nghề đầu tiên tại Việt Nam, Bà đã có những đóng góp đáng kể không chỉ cho Deloitte mà cả cho ngành Kế toán và Kiểm toán Việt Nam.


Date: March 23rd 2015
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | 21:00 – 22:30 GMT or convert time)
Location: WBG Headquarters, Preston Auditorium & Online

Woman in Ethiopia holding a land title. Photo: Klaus Deininger

Economic policies don’t just have economic consequences, they influence politics as well. The definition and regulation of property rights to land in particular are at the heart of state formation and politics all over the world. In this presentation James Robinson will discuss the inter-connections between land and power and how it may affect the impact of countries’ land policy choices and programs supported by development partners, including the World Bank.

Follow the event via hashtag #LandConf2015

Related Links:

Date: March 23, 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET (16:00 -– 18:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: World Bank HQ (MCC2-131) & Online
Entrance to Medina, Tunisia. Photo: © Dana Smillie / World Bank

When and how does economic growth lead to real improvements in peoples' lives? The Social Progress Index has been designed to answer that question, measuring the performance of countries based on exclusively social and environmental indicators.

Michael Green, Executive Director of the Social Progress Imperative, will explain how the Index measures the inclusiveness of 132 countries and how it is being used by governments, businesses, and civil society organizations to drive change.

Watch Michael Green's Ted Talk

Follow the event via hashtag #wblive

Gernot Wagner

Gernot Wagner serves as lead senior economist at the Environmental Defense Fund. He also teaches energy economics as adjunct associate professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs and is a research associate at Harvard Kennedy School. Mr. Wagner served on the editorial board of the Financial Times as a Peter Martin Fellow, where he covered economics, energy, and the environment.


James Close

James Close brings over 25 years of experience in the field of energy policy, climate change, and private infrastructure investment and public-private partnerships. During his career in the professional services industry, he provided strategic and financial advice to a range of public and private sector clients at board and ministerial levels. Mr.