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Seminar Series: Global Justice, Development Policy, and Multilateral Organizations

DDVE is organizing a series of four seminars with leading contemporary philosophers in order to inform Bank staff of recent thinking in the area of global justice. The four BBL seminars will be organized on Thursdays every fortnight. The first of this series, with Professor Risse, was organized on September 30, 2010. The fourth and final seminar of this series with Professor Larry Temkin took place on Thursday, November 11. More    


Development Dialogue News 

DDVE's monthly newsletter features new publications, operational work, and dialogue activities. The latest issue available is July - August 2010. More 

New Study- Economic Freedom, Human Rights, and the Returns to Human Capital: An Evaluation of the Schultz Hypothesis 

This paper by King, Montenegro and Ozarem tests the hypothesis that the returns to skills are highest in countries that allow individuals to respond to shocks. Using estimated returns to schooling and work experience from 122 household surveys in 86 developing countries, the paper demonstrates a strong positive correlation between the returns to human capital and economic freedom, an effect that is observed throughout the wage distribution. Economic freedom benefits those workers who have attained the most schooling as well as those who have accumulated the most work experience. See DDVE working paper 2010-7.


Recent events 

DDVE staff and consultants regularly participate or are invited to a wide range of events outside of the World Bank. A list of recent key events organized by DDVE or in which DDVE staff participated is provided below. Click here for the full list of events that DDVE participated in since 2008.

August 5, 2010: Seminar presentation at Islamic Relief USA, Alexandria, Virginia.

July 26, 2010: Participation in the meeting of the CIFA Task Force to Advance Multi-religious Collaboration on Faith, Health and Development at the White House

July 21-22, 2010: Presentations at the DFID-funded University of Birmingham’s Religions and Development Programme Conference

June 30-July 1, 2010: Organization of workshop in Dakar with the National Statistical Office (ANSD) on the evaluation of Senegal’s progress towards poverty reduction and human development

June 29, 2010: Presentation at the European Report on Development conference in Dakar on promoting resilience through social protection in sub-Saharan Africa

June 20-25, 2010: Training course on social accounting matrices at the 18th International Input-Output Association meeting in Sydney

DDVE Strategy Note 

A short note proposes a new vision, thematic areas of focus, and key components for DDVE's work program in 2009-2011. More 


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