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June 09, 2020

Add to Calendar 2020-06-09 09:00 2020-06-09 10:00 America/New_York World Bank Live - Fragility Forum | When Everything is a Priority: How Leaders Sequence Reform During Crises

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the acute leadership challenges during shock events – decision-making, sequencing and strategy are made more challenging yet profoundly more critical. In periods of crisis – whether it be conflict, political transition, natural disaster or pandemic – leaders must make difficult decisions about what reforms to enact and when.

This event will combine insight from the Institute for State Effectiveness (ISE) and the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid (WLA-CdM) to examine how leaders at moments of crisis decide and sequence reforms.

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Add to Calendar 2020-06-09 11:00 2020-06-09 11:30 America/New_York World Bank Live - Coronavirus Live Series: Bridging the Digital Divide

The internet has been vital in connecting us to friends, family, work and school during #COVID19, but the poorest countries and people are being left behind. What can we do to support digital inclusion? Our @BoutheinaGuerm1, Director of Digital Development, shares some ideas. 

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June 10, 2020

Add to Calendar 2020-06-10 11:00 2020-06-10 12:00 America/New_York World Bank Live - Lasting Scars: Recovering From The Global Impact of the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has delivered a global economic shock of enormous magnitude, leading to steep recessions that will leave lasting scars in many developing countries. What are the likely long-term consequences? What can policymakers in these countries do mitigate the risks? What can they do to ensure that countries emerge in better shape than they went in?

This panel discussion brings together some of the world’s leading experts to assess the long-term challenges and potential solutions for developing countries, building upon the findings of the World Bank Group’s latest Global Economic Prospects report.

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June 11, 2020

Add to Calendar 2020-06-11 08:00 2020-06-11 09:30 America/New_York World Bank Live - Beyond Now: Protecting People through Innovation and Good Policy in the COVID Era

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.

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