The Governance Gap: Why Does Half the World Distrust Government and What Can We Do About It?

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Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016
Time: 14:00 - 15:00 GMT/ 10:00 am - 11:00 am ET or convert time
Location: JDW Atrium, WBG Headquarters, Washington DC

The 2016 Edelman Trust Barometer shows that more than half of the global population expresses distrust in government institutions. A World Bank survey with opinion leaders in client countries show that bridging governance gap has risen to the top of countries’ policy priorities! Join cutting-edge thinkers in this field to unpack the notion of “effective governance” and to clarify some of the drivers necessary to improve governance and meet the development challenges of the 21 century. Share your thoughts and questions on social media using #goodgov.

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Research and Policy Director, International Growth Centre, London School of Economics
Executive Director of Oxfam International
Professor of Political Economy at Duke University
Interim Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer and Vice-President, Operations, World Bank Group
Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury, Kenya
Chair, Cities Alliance; Former Secretary of State for International Development, UK