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Date: Thursday & Friday, January 12th & 13th, 2017 
Day 1: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm ET / 14:00 - 23:00 GMT (January 12th)
Day 2: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm ET / 14:00 - 22:30 GMT (January 13th) or convert time
Location: Preston Auditorium, Washington DC

Transforming Transportation is an annual conference on sustainable mobility co-hosted by the World Bank and the World Resources Institute. The theme of this year's edition is "Beyond Commitments: Sustainable Mobility for All" and will focus on how we can transform transport and ensure sustainable mobility at scale. Transportation is a key agent in urban life and development, and therefore, a major pathway to creating sustainable cities.

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Holger Dalkmann

Holger Dalkmann has twenty years of experience working in the field of transport, sustainability and climate change. He joined the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C. in 2011 as the Director of the EMBARQ program, which catalyzes environmentally and financially sustainable urban transport solutions to improve quality of life in cities. As EMBARQ transitioned to the new established WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, he is now also responsible for strategy and global policy.


Ani Dasgupta

Aniruddha (Ani) Dasgupta is the Global Director of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, WRI’s program that galvanizes action to help cities grow more sustainably and improve quality of life in developing countries around the world. Ani guides WRI Sustainable Cities in developing environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable solutions to improve people’s quality of life in developing cities.


José Luis Irigoyen

Mr. Irigoyen is Senior Director for the Transport and Information and Communications Technologies Global Practice (T&I GP) of the World Bank. Since its establishment on July 1, 2014, the Global Practice is responsible for all transport and ICT activities, which include an active portfolio of about US$42 billion in lending commitments and 224 projects under supervision and similar number of knowledge activities in more than 80 countries. Prior to his role as Sr. Director, Mr. Irigoyen was the Director for Transport within the T&I Global Practice.


This is a multilingual chat! Please feel free to submit your questions in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish. 

Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am ET/ 14:00 - 15:00 GMT or
Location: Online Chat

The World Bank Group believes that corruption is one of the major obstacles to ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity for the poorest people. Corruption erodes public trust in government, undermines the rule of law, and weakens progress to implement the Sustainable Development Goals.

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People around the world are now demanding greater transparency and accountability from their governments and the global financial system.

At the London Anti-Corruption Summit in May 2016, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim called on the world to come together and engage in “radical transparency” to root out the perpetrators of corruption who often operate with intermediaries in the shadow of the global financial system to move, disguise, and launder ill-gotten gains into the legitimate economy.

Join us for a live chat with World Bank experts as they discuss progress in understanding corruption and its drivers and how transparency is helping root out corruption.

What do you want to know? 

  • Where are we today in our understanding of the big picture of the causes and consequences of corruption?
  • What are the latest policy measures and programs that governments can employ to make progress on financial transparency to fight corruption?
  • How can we use advances in information sharing and digital technology to curtail and expose corrupt practices?
  • What’s the link between tax evasion and corruption?
  • Corruption dialogue often focuses on tackling corruption in developing countries, but what is the role of developed countries, considering that ill-gotten assets are often sheltered there?
  • How can the global financial sector help fight corruption?
  • What’s the role of the private sector and civil society to help expose and fight corruption?
  • How can we make sure those individuals who call out corruption don’t end up victimized for their defense of transparency?

You can ask these and other questions in advance on this page or using hashtag #RootingOutCorruption

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Date: Monday & Tuesday, November 14th & 15th, 2016
Day 1: 14:30 - 17:30 GMT/ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET (November 14th)
Day 2: 14:30 - 22:15 GMT/ 9:30 am - 5:15 pm ET (November 15th) or convert time
Location: Preston Auditorium, Washington DC

WBG Youth Summit Agenda & Speakers


Established in 2013, the Youth Summit is an annual event that serves as a platform for conversation and action to make the World Bank Group more relevant to the global youth and to better involve young people in the work of the World Bank Group. The Youth Summit Organizing Committee is comprised of young World Bank Group employees and is supported by World Bank Group senior management.

The first Youth Summit was held in October 2013 and emphasized youth entrepreneurship, revitalizing a new chapter of World Bank Group involvement and engagement with a dynamic generation of young entrepreneurs, activists, development professionals, and others interested in global youth-related issues. The 2014 Youth Summit focused on Governance, leveraging the experiences and expertise of participants to offer workshops highlighting the work of youth globally to increase transparency, accountability and collaboration in the context of participatory government. In its third edition, the 2015 Youth Summit made a global call to crowd-source solutions for climate change, held right before the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 21) in Paris.

The 2016 Youth Summit, Rethinking Education for the New Millennium, will take place on November 14-15 2016.

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Emile Van Der Does De Willebois

Emile Van Der Does De Willebois is Lead Financial Sector Specialist and Global Lead for Financial Market Integrity, since January 2016.

In this role, Emile is responsible for setting and leading the policy dialogue related to the financial markets integrity area on behalf of the Finance and Markets Global Practice.


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Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016, Myanmar
Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Washington DC
Time: Yangon, Myanmar: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm/ 02:30 - 05:30 GMT
Washington DC: 10:30 pm - 01:30 am ET (+1) or convert time
Location: Park Royal Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar

Twenty years ago, Sudhir Shetty was the World Bank’s Senior Country Economist for the nation formerly known as Burma. This week, Sudhir Shetty is back in Yangon as the World Bank’s Chief Economist for the East Asia and Pacific region, and is seeing a very different country with cranes dotting the commercial capital’s skyline, imported cars filling the city’s streets, and growing tourism.

During this event, Sudhir will give a presentation on recent economic developments in East Asia and Myanmar, followed by a panel discussion featuring business leaders in Myanmar to discuss their perspectives on Myanmar’s economic policy priorities.

Related Links:
East Asia and Pacific Economic Update
East Asia and Pacific Economic Update Press Release
All Aboard: Policies for Shared Prosperity
Myanmar Economic Monitor October 2016

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