Date: Friday, October 10, 2014
Time: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET (20:00 -– 21:30 GMT or convert time)
Location: Online

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This panel discussion will explore the emerging importance of global value chains (GVCs) in global trade and the implications of that rise for low-income countries. No longer is trade as simple as manufacturing a product in one country and selling it to another. Today, goods often cross many borders, accruing components and requiring complex interactions.

The place of GVCs in local economies is also not simple: the skills required and wages offered mean that they may not benefit the poor. Panelists will discuss these issues from the perspective of multilateral organizations, the private sector, and individual, developing-country governments.

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Date: Friday, October 10, 2014
Time: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET (18:00 –- 19:30 GMT or convert time)
Location: Online

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This high-level panel discussion will share perspectives on why civil registries and national identification systems are smart public investments. It will examine how digital identity can help developing countries leapfrog to more efficient 21st century systems. It will also explore public and private sector collaboration opportunities and effective ways donors and development partners can assist countries in building these systems.

Unique identification is a prerequisite for achieving development outcomes, as universal population registration provides individuals with evidence required to secure their legal identity. The World Bank Group is formulating a cross-sector approach to work with development partners, donors and governments to provide support to low- and middle-income countries.

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Date: Friday, October 10, 2014
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. ET (16:30 –- 17:45 GMT or convert time)
Location: Online

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Our ability to feed a growing planet and achieve food security in uncertain and extreme climatic conditions will depend on how we manage already strained natural resources for agriculture and aquaculture. This event will provide a better understanding of the environment-water-food nexus and the role that climate smart agriculture, sustainably managed landscapes and seascapes, and modern monitoring technologies can play in meeting food security and environmental needs. Speakers will represent business, civil society and public sector perspectives on political actions and investment priorities to maintain virtuous cycles that preserve natural capital, build resilience and sustain food security for all.

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Date: Friday, October 10th, 2014
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET (15:00 – 17:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: Online

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The upcoming Post-2015 development agenda will be more ambitious than its predecessor, the Millennium Development Goals. The new agenda embraces concepts of environmental, social and economic sustainability. Achieving these transformational goals will require financing that goes beyond current resources, while focusing on being innovative and inclusive.

The event will explore how to facilitate an effective launch of the post-2015 agenda with all partners. It will familiarize Ministries of Finance and Development with the emerging goals, discuss the pillars of a financing approach, and draw upon lessons from case studies that apply a proposed financing framework to countries in diverse circumstances.

Hosted jointly with the Multilateral Development Banks as part of the process of preparing a joint paper on issues of financing development, this event will engage high-level representatives of Ministries, the United Nations, the private sector, bilateral agencies, foundations, CSOs, and other development partners.

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Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET (20:00 – 21:30 GMT or convert time)
Location: Online

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How can a city become a place where people are healthy and prosperous, opportunities exist for the urban poor,  and policies address crime and violence? Can new technologies make governments more accountable to citizens? In this event, development leaders will discuss the transformative power of inclusive institutions and citizen engagement for enhancing accountability and improving public services for the poor. The panel will address the relationship between key elements of inclusiveness – institutions, governance, and citizen engagement – against the backdrop of rapid urbanization and social change, growing inequality, rising crime and violence.

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Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET (18:30 – 19:30 GMT or convert time)
Location: Online

Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank - Shopkeepers in medina, central Tangiers

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How can economic growth benefit more people? Why and how should the public and private sectors work more closely together to create the conditions for inclusive growth?

Join UK Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, and other speakers from the private sector and national governments for a live-streamed discussion of transforming economies to benefit the poor. Participants will talk about their experiences in hugely varying country contexts and identify common factors for success.

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Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Time: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET (18:00 – 19:30 GMT or convert time)
Location: Online

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Join a discussion on channeling revenues from extractive industries—oil, gas and mining—to end poverty through diversified growth and development. If managed well, revenue from resources such as oil and gas in Tanzania and Mozambique, iron ore in Guinea, copper in Mongolia, gas and gold in Latin America, oil, gas, bauxite and gold in Central Asia, can contribute to sustainable development. When poorly handled they can present long-term challenges for governments, communities and the environment.

How can governments capture and channel natural resource revenues into smart investments? How can they unlock this wealth to make it work for the poor? What can we learn from past experience?

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Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Time: 12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET (16:00 -– 17:15 GMT or convert time)
Location: Online

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Over the next decade, one billion people will enter the job market --the global economy will need to create 5 million jobs each month simply to keep employment rates constant. Securing good jobs for youth is a global priority.

This event will unveil a global initiative that addresses the pervasive challenge of youth employment and underemployment. It is closely associated with the World Bank Group’s ambitious goal: to eliminate extreme poverty and to boost shared prosperity for the bottom 40 percent by 2030.

For the first time, this partnership will link the relevant actors from different spheres—governments, corporate actors, international organizations and civil society—to generate and share learning about what works, and to leverage this shared understanding through increased investments in proven solutions.

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Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. ET (14:00 – 15:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: Online

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More than 1 billion people still live in poverty and the gap between ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ is growing in many developing nations. Join Chinese talk show host Yang Lan for a conversation on the issue with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and World Bank Chief Economist Kaushik Basu. The live-streamed session will explore why promoting shared prosperity matters and how inequality hinders opportunities for poor people in developing countries.

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Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. -1 p.m. ET (13:00 – 17:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: Online

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The World Bank Group is hosting its second annual Youth Summit, in partnership with the Office of the United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth. This year's event will focus on increased youth engagement in issues relating to government transparency, accountability, and collaborative governance.

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