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Stockholm - World Development Report 2011: presentation to Swedish Members of Parliament

Begins:   Jun 09, 2011 
Ends:   Jun 09, 2011 

The World Bank briefed Swedish Members of Parliament on the findings of the World Development Report 2011: Security, Conflict and Development. Sarah Cliffe, Special Representative for the World Development Report on Conflict, Security and Development briefed members of the Foreign Policy Committee, the Defence Committee and the Justice Committee on the reports findings, in a meeting moderated by Foreign Policy Committee chair Karin Enström. Swedish Executive Director to the World Bank, Anna Brandt also addressed the Members, speaking on how to operationalize the recommendations from the report. In the following discussion, members touched upon the situation in the Middle East; gender equality; country and local ownership of development projects; managing risk in fragile states and environments; and on the possible changes in the World Bank's operations following the report's recommendations. 

The World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security and Development follows a speech delivered by Zoellick in 2008 to the International Institute for Strategic Studies, entitled “Fragile States: Securing Development”. Noting that military and development disciplines too often worked on separate paths, Zoellick called for bringing security and development together to break the cycles of fragility and violence affecting more than one billion people.

Video presentations of the WDR 2011:

Robert Zoellick, President of the World Bank Group

Sarah F. Cliffe, Director, World Bank Group


WDR 2011


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