Aurélien Kruse is Lead Country Economist in the Accra office of the World Bank, covering Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone. He has worked in numerous countries including India, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Comoros and Kenya. He has written on decentralization (in Madagascar, Kenya, and Indonesia) as well as social protection (skills and jobs) in East Asia. Aurélien graduated from Harvard’s MPA-ID program in…
Colin Andrews is a program manager in the World Bank’s Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice. He has over 15 years’ social protection experience in Africa, South Asia, and in global policy. Colin leads the Partnership for Economic Inclusion (PEI), a multi-partner initiative to support the scale-up of national economic inclusion programs. Colin managed lending operations on safety nets and…
In the first virtual Civil Society Townhall held on October 12, World Bank Group President David Malpass discussed he Bank’s efforts to protect human capital, address countries’ excessive debt burdens, and facilitate an inclusive, resilient recovery from COVID-19.
COVID-19 has been called the "Inequality Pandemic", meaning that existing gaps have been exacerbated by the crisis. Now more than ever there is a need for inclusive economic development. But just what does that mean, and how do we go about achieving it? Join us Wednesday, January 27th at 9am as we discuss some of these questions with Colin Andrews, Program Manager with the Social Protection & Jobs Global Practice at the World Bank. Meanwhile... Download the report The State of Economic Inclusion Report 2021: The Potential to Scale Watch the previous episode of the Resilient Recovery Series: Re-Imagining Post-Pandemic Education The Resilient Recovery Series includes in-depth interviews with the Bank’s leading experts focused on health, social, and economic responses, as well as policies, institutions, and investments that will be critical to resilient, inclusive, and sustainable recovery. Check out the previous episodes! View this post on Instagram A post shared by World Bank (@worldbank)
How is the World Bank Group focusing on resilient recovery in the post-pandemic era? In the first virtual Civil Society Townhall held on October 13, World Bank Group President David Malpass discussed the Bank’s efforts to protect human capital, address countries’ excessive debt burdens, and facilitate an inclusive, resilient recovery from COVID-19.
In this 90-minute session, government leaders, NGO partners, and innovators will deliver a series of stimulating talks.
Drawing on their unique experiences, they will showcase examples of policy actions and both public and private sector-led responses—across education, health, food security, digital connectivity, and social protection.
World Bank Managing Director, Mari Pangestu will kick off this event and share key findings from the recently published report, Protecting People and Economies: Integrated Policy Responses to COVID-19.
Report: Protecting People and Economies: Integrated Policy Responses to COVID-19
Website: Human Capital Project
Join World Bank Group President David Malpass as he engages with representatives of Civil Society Organizations from around the world in an interactive townhall event. He will discuss with civil society a wide range of development topics that highlight the Bank’s work to reduce poverty, boost shared prosperity, secure financial stability, and promote sustainable economic growth.
This is a Facebook Live interview. Watch the Replay! As part of our Spring Meetings 2018 Interview Series, we will be talking with William L. Swing, Director General of the International Organization for Migration, to discuss how to encourage actions on migration at the global level and urban displacement.
This is a Facebook Live interview. As part of our Spring Meetings 2018 Interview Series, we will be talking with Kristalina Georgieva, CEO of the World Bank, and Philippe H. Le Houerou, CEO of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to reflect on the 2018 spring meetings and collaboration with civil society organizations. Watch the replay!
The Civil Society Town Hall with Jim Yong Kim and Christine Lagarde, the flagship event of the Civil Society Policy Forum, took place on Wednesday, October 11 from 5:30 – 6:30pm. Abdel-Rahman El Mahdi, founder and President of the Sudanese Development Initiative, moderated the event. The Town Hall was held in the Preston Auditorium to accommodate the increasing number of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) that attend the World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings, which is indicative of the increasing engagement between the Bank and CSOs. Around 350 CSOs attended in person, with more viewing the event via livestream in English, Spanish, and French. More than 200 people engaged in those three languages on social media during the livestream.
Each year at the Annual Meetings, the Civil Society Town Hall provides an opportunity for President Kim and Managing Director Lagarde to discuss common areas of interest with members of civil society. The event on Wednesday kicked off with questions on the role of civil society in ...