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Data for Better Lives – World Development Report 2021

World Development Report 2021: Data for Better Lives – the first WDR focused solely on the role of data for development – comes at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on the global economy, bringing to the fore global data inequalities. How do we tap the full value of data, ensuring equitable access for poor people? What reforms are needed in data governance to protect individuals, businesses, and societies from harm?

As we chart a course for a resilient recovery, World Bank Group President David MalpassEstonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, Microsoft President Brad Smith, and WTO Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will discuss data’s tremendous potential to improve lives.

Join us for the live conversation on March 24th.
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David R. Malpass, President of the World Bank Group

President, World Bank Group

Kersti Kaljulaid, President, Republic of Estonia

President, Republic of Estonia

Portrait of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)

Director General, World Trade Organization

Brad Smith, President, Microsoft

President, Microsoft


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