Past Event

World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law

February 16, 2016
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building Room 1512

The Center on Global Economic Governance, in collaboration with Cornell University and the Center for Development Economics and Policy at Columbia SIPA, will convene representatives from the World Bank to discuss the development of the World Development Report (WDR) 2017: Governance and the Law. The WDR 2017 highlights two key issues faced by the development community in promoting economic development and alleviating poverty: 1) the interaction between economic development and the quality of governance 2) the persistence of gaps between intended government reforms and the reality on the ground. This report engages the World Bank's new Governance Global Practice and draws in on the role of governance when aiming to deliver growth, inclusiveness, and social progress.

During the event, the World Bank representatives, along with leading academics and practitioners, will assess the report's findings, identify its policy implications and potential challenges, and propose solutions to best address them. The WDR 2017 is a part of a trilogy of World Development Reports, including WDR 2016: The Internet for Development and WDR 2015: Mind, Society, and Behavior. Through the quality and timeliness of the information these reports provide, the WDR writ-large, has become a highly influential publication that is used by many multilateral and bilateral international organizations, national governments, scholars, civil society networks and groups, and other global thought leaders to support their decision-making processes.

Please note that space is limited and registration is open only to Columbia affiliates.

For more information on the WDR 2017, please click here.

Contact Information

Theresa Murphy