Can’t attend the Spring Meetings in person? Attend the Spring Meetings LIVE Online! The first LIVE ONLINE event is on Innovations to Prevent Gender-Based Violence: Building Evidence for Effective Solutions, April 18th at 2:30pm ET / 18:30 GMT.
To support the prevention of violence against women and girls, the World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative will award 10 teams from around the world with funds to support research and innovation to help address this global epidemic. Nearly 1 billion women and girls across all countries and cultures will experience intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. Violence experienced by women and girls is an obstacle to development gains, as it impedes their full participation in society, limits access to education and economic participation, and hinders efforts to achieve gender equality. Award winners will share their motivations and successes in developing effective prevention and response interventions, which the World Bank can also incorporate into its development work.
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Cant attend the Spring Meetings in person ? ……… Welcome to the Spring Meetings LIVE Online! We will be streaming 25 events in multiple languages, including French, Spanish and Arabic. Engage live, join the conversation, and pose your questions to experts. Please come join us for the week of April 18 – April 22 and don’t forget to add our events to your calendar!
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Date: Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm (London) /17:30 – 19:00 GMT/ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm ET
Location: London School of Economics, London
In a speech ahead of the World Bank Group-International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will address the need for a new approach to development finance to meet the aspirations of the world’s 7 billion people and make this generation the first in history to end extreme poverty.
Place is one of the most important determinants of welfare. Simply by moving from the countryside to the city, or from a poor to a rich country, a person can greatly increase returns to labor or access to services. Yet, the study of the role of place in development was long neglected in mainstream economics. This changed significantly over the last 15 years or so and in 2009 spatial issues in development became the topic of the World Development Report Reshaping Economic Geography.
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (ET) / 21:00 – 22:30 (GMT) or convert time
Location: J1-050, World Bank Group HQ & Online