Upcoming events

We are almost half way through 2016  so to better prepare you for doing business with the World Bank we have updated the list of the ”most relevant” events for the Dutch private sector below.

We understand that it may be difficult to attend the events in person but not to worry the majority of the events will be broadcast by live stream.

Please email us if you plan on attending and with any questions you may have.

An Environmental Detective Story: Uncovering the Visible and Not-So-Visible Threats from Climate Change – May 23, 2016

  • Date: May 23, 2016
  • Time: 12:30 – 2:00PM
  • Location: MC 2-800, World Bank Headquarters
  • Web streaming link will be available

Worldwide, densely populated coastal areas continue to grow in both numbers of people and levels of economic activity. Yet climate change directly threatens the lives and livelihoods of inhabitants of low-lying coastal regions. The damage from sea-level rise, increasing soil and water salinity, and intensified storm surges is already substantial, and these risks will continue to grow in the coming decades.

7th Global Housing Finance Conference – May 25-26, 2016

  • Date: May 25-26, 2016
  • Location: Washington D.C.

The World Bank Group will hold its 7th Global Housing Finance Conference on May 25-26, 2016, hosted by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the underlying theme of the conference is based around the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and will explore new and innovative ideas on how to ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services.

The Annual Bank Conference on Africa: Managing the Challenges and Opportunities of Urbanization in Africa – June 13-14 (Oxford, UK)

  • Date: June 13-14, 2016
  • Location: Oxford University, Oxford (UK)

The ABCA conference is the World Bank’s premier platform for scholars from all over the world to gather and discuss ways to promote economic growth and reduce poverty for people across Sub-Saharan Africa. It is held each year with a different academic partner and thematic focus. At each edition, research papers selected by a panel from hundreds of submissions are presented for discussion during a two-day event that includes keynote presentations, roundtables, and seminars.

Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2016: Data and Development Economics – June 20-21, 2016

  • Date: June 20–21, 2016
  • Venue: Washington, D.C.
  • Registration is closed, but we will communicate Webinars if available

The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), organized by the World Bank Development Economics (DEC) Vice Presidency, is one of the world’s best known series of conferences for the presentation and discussion of new knowledge on development. The conference aims to promote the exchange of cutting-edge research among researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners. The next conference will take place on June 20-21, 2016 at World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The theme of the conference will be “Data and Development.”

Equity and Development: Ten Years On – Oct 20-21, 2016 – papers due 6/17/2016

  • Date: October 20–21, 2016
  • Venue: Washington, D.C.

The World Bank’s World Development Report 2006 on Equity and Development placed a concern with social justice and combating inequality at the center of the development paradigm. In the ten years since, inequality has become even more central to both academic inquiry and policy debates, in developed and developing countries alike. Research into top incomes; global inequality; inequality of opportunity; and economic mobility, to name only a few topics, has made much progress since 2006. 

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