Date: March 23, 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET (17:00 -– 19:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: World Bank HQ MC2-800 & Online
Entrance to Medina, Tunisia. Photo: © Dana Smillie / World Bank

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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

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Date: March 9, 2015
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET (17:30 -– 18:30 GMT or convert time)
Location: World Bank HQ - MC13-121 & Online

Women walking on the roadside. India. Photo: © Curt Carnemark / World Bank

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Montek S. Ahluwalia played a pivotal role in crafting economic reforms that propelled growth in India and thrust the country into the league of fastest-growing nations in the world.

In his talk, Ahluwalia will discuss India's growth prospects and the policy challenges ahead as India attempts to pursue an agenda of deep economic reforms.



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Fecha: 9 de marzo de 2015
Hora: 9.00 - 11.00 ET (14:00 -– 16:00 GMT o vea su hora local)
Lugar: En línea desde Lima, Perú

Ammit © istockphoto

El evento será transmitido en vivo en esta misma página.
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Sus padres, abuelos y otros familiares siempre fueron pobres. Para ellos, conseguir un empleo estable es una cuesta mucho más empinada. Tal vez los veas en la calle todos los días, pero es poco probable  que coincidan contigo en una oficina, o en un aula universitaria, o en un viaje de vacaciones. Sin embargo, más allá de una cuestión económica y moral, es en provecho de todos incorporarlos plenamente a la sociedad.  

Ellos son los pobres crónicos, que en América Latina representan a 1 de cada 5 habitantes. Son los olvidados por el auge económico de la última década -que sacó a 80 millones de latinoamericanos de la pobreza y logró que el 33% de la población se graduara como clase media.

¿Qué medidas pueden ayudar a erradicar, de una vez por todas, la pobreza crónica? ¿Qué tipo de oportunidades laborales se les debería ofrecer a quienes la padecen? ¿Qué lecciones se pueden aprender de los países latinoamericanos con menor porcentaje de pobres crónicos?

Todos estos temas se tratarán en la presentación del informe del Banco Mundial Los olvidados: pobreza crónica en América Latina y el Caribe, el próximo lunes 9 de marzo, a las 9 am, hora de la ciudad de Lima (1400 GMT). Se transmitirá por esta página en simultáneo y podrás conversar y hacer preguntas a nuestros expertos.

El evento, organizado conjuntamente con el Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas del Perú, forma parte de las actividades de Rumbo a Lima, iniciativa de promoción y discusión de temas para fomentar el desarrollo económico y social.

También contará con la participación de expertos internacionales de primer nivel y podrás seguirlo en esta misma página, donde ya puedes enviar tus preguntas y comentarios, y a través de la edición América del diario El País y de nuestros socios mediáticos en Perú.

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Date: March 9, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET (14:00 -– 16:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: Lima, Peru & Online

Group of childre in Ecuadorian highlands. Ammit © istockphoto

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Their parents, grandparents and other relatives before them were always poor. For them, landing a stable job is a much steeper road to climb. Far from the moral or economic questions raised, it’s in everyone’s interests to fully incorporate them into society.

The chronic poor comprise a fifth of the population in Latin America. They were left untouched by the economic boom of the last decade – which boosted 80 million Latin Americans from poverty and enabled a third of the population to graduate to the middle class.

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?

We’ll be covering all these topics during the presentation of a new report: The Forgotten: Chronic Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event, organized along with Peru’s Economy and Finance ministries, is part of the Road to Lima program, promoting and discussing topics to strengthen social and economic development. Top-level international experts will lead the discussion live on this page, and you can leave your questions and comments in advance below.

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Date: March 6th 2015
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET | 17:30 – 19:00 GMT or convert time)
Location:
WBG Headquarters, Preston Auditorium & Online



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In this major new work, Jeffrey D. Sachs presents a compelling and practical 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.

Sachs offers readers, students, activists, environmentalists, and policy makers the tools, metrics, and practical pathways they need to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. The Age of Sustainable Development is a landmark publication and clarion call for all who care about our planet and global justice.

Join us LIVE on March 6th at 12:30pm ET to watch the event and feel free to submit your questions in advance using the form to the right.

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Date: March 3, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. GMT (1:30 p.m. -– 3:00 p.m. ET or convert time)
Location: London School of Economics, London & Online

Photo: Phil Humnicky/Georgetown University

World Bank Chief Economist Kaushik Basu will deliver the 2015 Amartya Sen lecture, arguing that our conceptualization of how the law impacts the economy is flawed. Professor Amartya Sen and Lord Nicholas Stern will serve as discussants following the talk. A question and answer session will follow.

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Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Mr. Ahluwalia is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Stern School of Management, NYU. He served as the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of the Government of India from 2004 to 2014. A key figure in India’s economic reforms from the early 1980s onwards, he has held several important positions including Special Secretary to the Indian Prime Minister (1988–90); Commerce Secretary (1990–91); Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance (1991–93); and Finance Secretary, Ministry of Finance (1993–98).

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Date: February 27th 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET (14:00 -– 17:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: WBG Headquarters, Preston Auditorium & Online

Zakir Hossain Chowdhury, Bangladesh/2013 CGAP Photo Contest

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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.

The event will begin with a discussion of findings from six randomized evaluations, conducted in six different countries, followed by panel discussions with investors, donors, and service providers addressing the implications of these results for the industry. Panelists will also explore promising innovations in product design and delivery channels that could expand the reach of financial services for the poor and improve their impact.

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Quand : 26 février 2015
Quelle heure : 10h – 12h à Washington (15h – 17h GMT - Votre heure locale ?)
Où : en ligne 

Comment sont établies les politiques de sauvegarde de la Banque mondiale
Mettre au point des normes de développement durable (télécharger la présentation en anglais)

 

Alors que le développement humain et l’environnement sont au centre des activités de la Banque mondiale, ses politiques de sauvegarde environnementale et sociale sont au cœur des efforts qu’elle déploie dans les pays partenaires pour protéger les populations et l’environnement, et pour inscrire dans une perspective de pérennité le double objectif qu’elle s’est fixé : mettre fin à l’extrême pauvreté et promouvoir une prospérité partagée.

L’avant-projet de nouveau Cadre environnemental et social a été élaboré dans le but de contribuer efficacement à la réalisation de ce double objectif. Il vise à promouvoir une utilisation plus rationnelle des ressources, favoriser l’intégration sociale, combattre la discrimination, aider à faire face aux nouveaux obstacles qui se dressent sur la voie du
développement, et prendre en compte le fardeau économique que le développement peut imposer aux générations futures.

En quoi consiste le processus de consultation de la Banque mondiale ? La réponse en vidéo (a)



La Banque mondiale procède actuellement à une vaste consultation mondiale des parties prenantes afin de recueillir leur avis sur l’avant-projet de Cadre environnemental et social et sur les éventuelles améliorations à y apporter.

Plusieurs centaines d'internautes ont participé à ce tchat, qui s'est déroulé simultanément en 3 langues (français, anglais, espagnol). Ils ont ainsi pu discuter avec un groupe d’experts de la Banque mondiale et faire part de leurs suggestions directement à ceux qui, au quotidien, œuvrent à la protection des populations et de l’environnement.



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Date: February 4th & February 26th 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET (14:00 -– 16:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: Online

Overview: Setting Standards for Sustainable Development

People and the environment are at the center of all our work. The World Bank’s safeguard policies are at the core of our efforts to protect people and the environment, and to achieve our goals to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in a sustainable manner in our partner countries.

A first draft proposal of a new Environment and Social Framework has been prepared with the aim to deliver efficiently on the two goals and to support more sustainable use of resources, promote social inclusion, discourage discrimination, help address new development challenges, and be mindful of the economic burdens development can place on future generations.

What are the World Bank global consultations? Watch this video to learn more.



The World Bank is currently consulting globally on the proposed Environmental and Social Framework and is seeking feedback from all interested stakeholders on how to improve and strengthen the current draft.

We invite you to discuss with an expert panel from the World Bank and to make your suggestions directly to those who are working on protecting people and the environment every day.


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