A 24-hour “econothon” to share the knowledge and priorities of the World Bank Group
by Jasmin Buttar
Friday, July 19, 2019 ((rezonodwes.com)) – The World Bank Group is organizing an econothon on July 24th and 25th. A what ? A marathon of development economics if you prefer, the live broadcast and online for 24 hours of discussions of experts around the world.
The idea may seem crazy, but it is actually can not make sense
In a world of immense challenges, the World Bank Group is one of the major sources of financing, but also of knowledge for developing countries. What's more natural than wanting to share this expertise with as many people as possible, reach out to a global audience and spark debate around important issues: how to stimulate economic growth, reduce poverty and help people as much as possible? developing countries? That's the point of this exceptional event: trying to answer crucial questions by going around the world and twice around the dial. Each regional department of the Bank will look at the priorities of their region, highlighting local expertise and experience.
Throughout these 24 hours, we will solicit your feedback. Let us know your questions and your opinion about our activities. To follow the event online:
- Visit World Bank Live (a) to virtually attend live discussions, send in your questions before the event and join the conversation.
- Follow tweets on Twitter with hashtag #Econothon .
World Bank Group President David Malpass kicks off event on July 24 at noon, tackling the issue of debt and looking at how the institution supports growth in developing countries. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the World Bank, will lead a discussion on the economics of climate resilience, and Chief Economist Pinelopi Goldberg (a) will discuss the issue of development models. About 50 Bank economists will follow one another online to tackle a wide variety of topics, from barriers that prevent women from entering the labor market to the size of the global debt, through profitability. long-term investments in human capital.
All these interventions will take place live, with, for a number of them, simultaneous interpretation in Arabic, French and Spanish. The full program of discussions will be available soon here . Twenty-four hours of live around the globe: the logistical challenge is important! To take it up, we are recruiting volunteers from our staff all over the world and mobilizing stakeholders in all our departments. This is an absolutely unprecedented initiative: wish us luck!
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