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Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time: 10-11:30am (Jakarta) /3-4:30am GMT/ 11pm-12:30am ET (July 25th)
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Location: Jakarta

Note: Event will be broadcast in Bahasa Indonesia.

Sri Mulyani Indrawati, World Bank Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, will talk at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta about engaging youth in efforts to achieve sustainable and inclusive development.

Sri Mulyani Indrawati, World Bank Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, akan berbicara di Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, mengenai melibatkan pemuda dalam upaya mencapai pembangunan berkelanjutan yang inklusif.

Youth in Action: Engaging Youth in Sustainable and Inclusive Development


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Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time: 12:15-1:30 p.m. ET/16:15-17:30 GMT or convert time
Location: J-1-050, World Bank HQ & Online

Proper nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life – from the start of a woman’s pregnancy – heavily influences a child’s ability to grow, learn, work, and succeed. In fact, research and experience have shown that early “hardwiring” determined by nutrition, stimulation, and environmental factors influences the long-term prosperity of families, nations, and the world.

In his new book, “The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children – And the World,” author Roger Thurow connects readers with families in Uganda, India, Guatemala, and the United States, revealing the science, economics, and politics of malnutrition.

Join us to discuss global efforts to combat early childhood malnutrition, the link to ending extreme poverty, and why it’s imperative that we invest in the early years.

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Mother and Child Hospital. Vientiane, Lao PDR. Photo: Stanislas Fradelizi /World Bank

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Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET/13:00-16:30 GMT or convert time
Location: World Bank HQ (Atrium) & Online

In June 2015, The World Bank’s Chief Economist convened the Commission on Global Poverty to report on the best ways to measure and monitor poverty around the world and help the World Bank Group achieve its twin goals of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity.

The Commission, made up of 24 leading international economists, was chaired by Sir Anthony Atkinson, an authority on the measurement of poverty and inequality, the Centennial Professor at London School of Economics, and a Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford University.

Join us for the launch of the Commission’s interim report and a discussion on its provisional recommendations, featuring some the world’s well-known experts on poverty.

Event Agenda:

09:00 am

Opening Remarks


Kaushik Basu, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, World Bank
Jan Walliser, Vice President, Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions, World Bank

09:20 AM



Sir Anthony Atkinson, Lead Author & Chair of the Commission on Global Poverty
Joining via Video Conference from Oxford, UK

09:50 AM

Tracking the World’s Extreme Poor Over Time


Kaushik Basu, World Bank
François Bourguignon, Paris School of  Economics
Andrew Dabalen, World Bank
Himanshu, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Germano Mwabu, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Martin Ravallion, Georgetown University

10:50 AM

Coffee Break

11:15 AM

Broadening the Concept of Poverty


Sabina Alkire, George Washington University & Oxford University
Laurence Chandy, Brookings Institution

Francisco Ferreira, World Bank
James Foster, George Washington University
Ravi Kanbur, Cornell University

12:15 PM


Concluding Remarks
Kaushik Basu, World Bank

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Sir Tony Atkinson

Sir Tony Atkinson is Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics and Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford. He was previously Warden of the College. He is Fellow of the British Academy, and has been President of the Royal Economic Society, of the Econometric Society, of the European Economic Association and of the International Economic Association. He is an Honorary Member of the American Economic Association. He has served on the Royal Commission on the Distribution of Income and Wealth, the Pension Law Review Committee, and the Commission on Social Justice.


Roger Thurow

Roger Thurow joined the Chicago Council on Global Affairs as senior fellow on global food and agriculture in January 2010 after three decades at The Wall Street Journal. For 20 years, he was a foreign correspondent based in Europe and Africa. His coverage of global affairs spanned the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the release of Nelson Mandela, the end of apartheid, the wars in the former Yugoslavia, and the humanitarian crises of the first decade of this century–along with 10 Olympic Games.


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Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET/16:30-17:30 GMT or convert time
Location: MC-2-800, World Bank HQ & Online

Salman "Sal" Khan will talk about how he founded the not-for-profit Khan Academy and how the organization is educating millions of people worldwide. Sal will also share his thoughts on what education reimagined could look like and how his dream of "providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere" could become a reality.

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Date: Monday & Tuesday, June 20 & 21, 2016
Day 1 Times: 9-10:15 a.m. ET/13:00-14:15 GMT & 2-3 p.m ET/18:00-19:00 GMT
Day 2 Times: 9-10 a.m. ET/13:00-14:00 GMT & 12:30-2pm ET/16:30-18:00 GMT
Location: World Bank HQ, Preston Auditorium & Online

The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), organized by the World Bank Development Economics (DEC) Vice Presidency, is one of the world’s best known series of conferences for the presentation and discussion of new knowledge on development. The conference aims to promote the exchange of cutting-edge research among researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners. The next conference will take place on June 20-21, 2016 at World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The theme of the conference will be “Data and Development.”

World Bank Live Streaming Schedule:

Monday June 20th (Times in ET)

Opening Remarks
Kaushik Basu (Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank)

Keynote Address 1: Big Data and Economic Measurement: What a Billion Prices say about Inflation and Exchange Rates?
Chair: Haishan Fu (Director, Development Data Group, World Bank)
Speaker: Roberto Rigobón (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States)


Keynote Address 2: Machine Learning and Development | Preston Auditorium
Chair: William Maloney (World Bank)
Speaker: Sendhil Mullainathan (Harvard University, United States)

Tuesday June 21st (Times in ET)

Keynote Address 3: Thick Description in Empirical Economics
Asli Demirguc-Kunt (Director, Development Research Group, World Bank)
Speaker: Jonathan Morduch (New York University)

Panel: The Value of Data
Chair: Shanta Devarajan (Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa Region,World Bank)
Pieter Everaers (Director of A- Cooperation, European Statistical System, Eurostat), Haishan Fu (Director, Development Data Group, World Bank), and Justin Wolfers (Professor, University of Michigan, United States)

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Salman Khan

Salman “Sal” Khan is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Khan Academy, a not-for-profit with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Khan Academy is a learning platform which includes instructional videos, practice exercises, dashboard analytics and teacher tools that empower learners in and outside of the classroom to study at their own pace.


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Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Time: 9-11 a.m. ET/13:00-15:00 GMT or convert time
Location: Online

Would you like to have a real impact on poverty reduction, have a global career and a global reach, work with a truly diverse group, work in teams to bring sustainable solutions to our clients, and work in a place of excellence? If so, consider joining the World Bank Group through the Young Professionals Program (YPP). This program is a starting point for an exciting career at the World Bank Group. On June 16th, World Bank Group representatives from Human Resources as well as Young Professionals in the program will take your questions live.

For more than 52 years, the Young Professionals Program has been the preeminent program preparing global development leaders. It is a unique opportunity for younger talent who have both a passion for international development and the leadership potential to grow in fascinating top technical and managerial roles in the World Bank Group. The Program is designed for highly qualified and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to the WBG technical/operations such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resources and others. To be competitive for this highly selective program, candidates need to demonstrate a commitment to development, proven academic success, professional achievement, and leadership capability.

We value diversity in our workplace, and encourage qualified women and men with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply. Since its inception, the YP program has hired over 1,800 people who hold or have held positions ranging from entry-level to vice presidents and managing directors. It is a unique opportunity to experience development and gain exposure to the World Bank's operations and policies.

For more information and to apply, visit the YPP website and submit your application between June 15 and July 27, 2016.

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Pieter Everaers

Pieter Everaers (1954) is Director of Directorate A- Cooperation in the European Statistical System; International Cooperation; Resources at DG Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Commission. Since 2012 he is in this position managing the human and financial resources and the legal affairs, the planning and evaluation of the statistical programme as well as the governance in the European Statistical System. In this position he is also responsible for the support program to Greek statistics.