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Digital Technologies and New Thinking about Inclusive Development

February 25, 2019

Preston Auditorium, World Bank Headquarters, Washington DC

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The rapid development of digital technologies around the world has both been an opportunity and a challenge for developing countries. While digital technologies have grown by leaps and bounds, the broader development benefits from using these technologies have lagged. Keynote speaker Joseph Stiglitz and a high-level panel will focus on the potential impact of technology adoption on productivity, growth, jobs, and inclusion. Panelists will also talk about the technology divide between the developing and developed world, the digital trends that are most promising for inclusive development, and those that threaten progress. They will address the role of governments and multilateral organizations in the era of rapid advances in digital technology.


Vice President, Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions, World Bank Group

Nobel Memorial Prize Winner for Economic Sciences and Professor at Columbia University

Elisabeth Mason

Founding Director, Stanford Poverty & Technology Lab

Ferid Belhaj

Vice President, Middle East and North Africa, World Bank Group

Carolina Sánchez-Páramo

Global Director, Poverty and Equity Global Practice, World Bank Group