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Waging War on Corruption: Inside the Movement Fighting the Abuse of Power by Frank Vogl

Tuesday December 18 at 12:00 PM in J1-050

 

Waging the War on Corruption is an insider’s account of extraordinary battles against the abuse of public office by politicians and officials for their personal gain. This is a global journey from the birth of pioneering anti-corruption organization Transparency International in 1993, to the Arab Spring in 2011, as courageous people in scores of countries challenge authority and fight for justice. At stake is nothing less than our global security, the reduction of poverty, the stability of our economic and financial systems, and the cause of freedom and democracy.

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Closing the Cancer Divide: An Equity Imperative 

Monday December 17 at 2:00 PM in J1-050

 

Cancer is a leading cause of death and disability and a serious challenge to health systems globally. This book provides evidence-based recommendations for developing programs, strengthening policy-making, and prioritizing research. The event aims to raise awareness of the growing importance of cancer in low and middle income countries, present innovative service delivery strategies, and discuss the possible implications for the development community.

 

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Public Works as a Safety Net: Design, Evidence, and Implementation

 

Wednesday December 12 at 12:30 PM in J1-050

 

The book reviews the conceptual underpinnings and operational elements of public works programs around the world. Drawing from a rich evidence base including empirical data from over 40 countries, it provides an overview of the state of public works programs and how they function as part of wider social protection systems. The book should benefit both policy makers and practitioners involved in public works planning when interest in them as safety nets is at an all-time high.

 

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Reforming the UnReformable: Lessons from Nigeria by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Friday December 7 at 12:30 PM in J1-050

 

Corrupt, mismanaged, and seemingly hopeless: that was the generally held view of Nigeria in the early 2000s. Then Nigeria implemented a sweeping set of economic and political reforms, repositioning Nigeria’s economy in ways that helped create a more diversified springboard for steadier long-term growth. This book tells the story of this reform process, driven by a team of dedicated and politically committed reformers led by the author.

 

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2013 Global Financial Development Report: Rethinking the Role of the State in Finance

Tuesday November 27 at 1:30 PM in J1-050

 

The global financial crisis has challenged conventional thinking on financial sector policies. It has re opened a fundamental question: what should be the role of the state, as owner, regulator, overseer, and promoter, in financial development? The World Bank’s first-ever Global Financial Development Report addresses the question, building on new datasets, surveys, research and country experience.

 

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Localizing Development: Does Participation Work? World Bank Policy Research Paper

 

Thursday November 15 at 9:45 AM in MC13-121

 

Participatory local development projects have been the subject of intense debate and advocacy, and billions of dollars in development aid. The new Policy Research Report assesses the extent to which this investment has paid off. The report reviews over 500 studies from across the disciplinary divide. It finds that projects are often designed and implemented without enough attention to context and have weak monitoring and evaluation systems. Noting that project timelines and incentive structures can hamper effective learning, the authors call for a change in development practice that uses reliable data to learn from both failure and success.

 

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The Technology of Nonviolence Social Media and Violence Prevention by Joseph G. Bock

 

Tuesday November 13 at 12:30 PM in Preston Auditorium

 

Hardly a day passes without hearing a newscast or seeing an article about social media and its influence on politics. Many of these stories highlighthow people are using social media to overthrow dictators or to track disease outbreaks. How do we harness these new technologies to prevent violence and associated humanitarian disasters? This talk will cover the technologies and  methodologies currently in use, including crowdsourcing and digital mapping.

 

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Child Exploitation and Trafficking: Global Challenges and U.S. Responses by Virginia M. Kendall and T. Markus Funk

 

Monday November 12 at 12:30 PM in J1-050

 

The critically-acclaimed Child Exploitation and Trafficking brings fresh thinking to a complicated topic. The authors will draw on their extensive real-world experience to provide a practical survey of the history and present-day realities of child sexual exploitation, to discuss interconnected web of domestic and transnational federal laws and law enforcement efforts launched in response thereto, and to examine the range of promising (and not-so-promising) responses.

 

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Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity by Lester Brown

 

Thursday November 1 at 12:30 PM in J1-050

 

“Food is the new oil. Land is the new gold,” Brown writes. What will the geopolitics of food look like in a new era dominated by scarcity and food nationalism? Brown exposes an increasingly volatile food situation and the shrinking buffers affecting the world’s poor. He further outlines the political implications of land acquisitions by grain-importing countries in Africa and elsewhere.

 

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The Poor Half Billion in South Asia: What is Holding Back Lagging Regions? By Ejaz Ghani

 

Thursday October 25 at 12:00 PM in J1-050

 

Can economic growth, in and of itself, successfully attack poverty? This book sets out to examine poverty, inequality, and gender disparities. While growth is important for poverty reduction, social progress is mixed. If more girls had gone to school a generation ago, millions of infant deaths could have been averted each year, and tens of millions of families could have been more educated, healthier, and happier. So what lessons can we learn from the past to prepare for the future?

 

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The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking  By Edward B. Burger

 

Tuesday October 23 at 3:00 PM in J1-050

 

Are brilliant people a special breed—or are they just using their minds differently? The book suggests that by using straightforward and thought-provoking techniques, people can regularly find imaginative solutions to difficult challenges, and discover new ways of looking at their world and themselves -- revealing previously hidden opportunities. The book is aimed to all who want to reach their fullest potential--including students, parents, businesspeople, professionals, leaders, and lifelong learners.

 

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World Development Report 2013: Development Happens Through Jobs

Tuesday October 23 at 11:30 AM in JB1-080

 

Jobs drive development. They are more than a source of income for workers: they are the foundation of better living standards, higher productivity and social cohesion. The 2013 World Development Report argues that jobs with the highest development impact vary across countries, depending on their phase of development, geography, endowments, and institutions. The Report outlines policy options for countries to address their development challenges and identify priorities for job creation.

 

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Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by James Robinson

Friday October 19 at 12:30 PM in Preston Auditorium

 

Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food
and famine? Is it culture, the weather, geography? The book’s answer is simple: NO. Using historical and global evidence, the authors attempt to build a new theory of political economy and show that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success (or the lack of it).

 

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Geothermal Handbook: Planning and Financing Power Generation

 

Wednesday October 17 at 2:00 PM in J1-050 Auditorium

 

Geothermal energy is an underutilized resource with significant potential to contribute large shares of clean, renewabl base-load power in many developing countries. From a purely technical perspective,

it is estimated that about 40 countries worldwide possess geothermal potential that could satisfy their entire electricity demand. Based on lessons learned from international experience, the handbook examines the risks involved in geothermal project development, and the policies, institutions and financing mechanisms needed to successfully bring projects to fruition.

 

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One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World? By Sir Gordon Conway

 

Monday October 15 at 12:00 PM in JB1-080 Auditorium

 

“One Billion Hungry" explores the factors critical to our global food supply from the science of agriculture to the politics of food security. This discussion will address questions including: How will we feed a growing population in the face of formidable challenges? What contributions can social and natural science make? How can both government and private sector act to achieve impact in the lives of the poor?

 

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Climate Matters: Ethics in a Warming World by John Broome

 

Friday October 12 at 12:30 PM in J1-050 Auditorium

 

Does climate change have a moral dimension? From the science of greenhouse gases to the
intricate logic of cap and trade, Broome reveals how the principles that underlie everyday decision making also provide simple and effective ideas for confronting climate change. Eco-conscious readers may be surprised to hear they have a duty to offset all their carbon emissions, while policy makers will grapple with Broome’s analysis of what if anything is owed to future generations.

 

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A Twist of Faith: An American Christian's Quest to Help Orphans in Africa by John Donnelly

 

Thursday October 4 at 12:30 PM in J1-050 Auditorium

 

An unlikely story of how faith and determination compelled an American to travel to Africa and open a
school for children orphaned by the AIDS epidemic. Lessons from this book apply to everyone working in development.

 

“Through the story of David Nixon's faith-driven journey to save the destitute in Malawi, John Donnelly explores the tenets of true service to underserved communities and accompaniment of the poor, while focusing a shrewd reporter's gaze on the efforts of various American aid organizations in Africa.” —Paul Farmer, author of Haiti After the Earthquake.

 

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Government-Sponsored Health Insurance in India: Are You Covered?  by Gerald La Forgia and Somil Nagpal

 

Thursday October 4 at 3:00 PM in J1-050 Auditorium

 

As India intensely debates the future direction of its health system, this book provides a comprehensive review of the country's government-sponsored health insurance schemes
(GSHISs) and the potential role they can play in reshaping health financing and delivery. GSHISs added 180 million bottom-of-the-pyramid beneficiaries, introduced explicit entitlements, patient choice, and engaging with the private sector in areas of insurance, administration and provision. Building upon the current configuration of health financing and delivery arrangements in India, the authors outline options for a “pragmatic pathway” towards achieving universal coverage.

 

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The Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off  by Justin Lin

Tuesday October 2 at 12 PM in IFC auditorium

 

How can developing countries grow their economies? Most answers to this question center on what the rich world should or shouldn't do for the poor world. In The Quest for Prosperity, Justin Yifu Lin--the first non-Westerner to be chief economist of the World Bank--focuses on what developing nations can do to help themselves.

 

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Corporation 2020? Transforming Business for Tomorrow's World by Pavan Sukhdev

 

Tuesday October 2 at 2:30 PM in JB1-080 Auditorium

 

Corporation 2020 describes in pragmatic terms the corporation’s path of transformation from today’s
cost externalizer to tomorrow’s value optimizer.Pavan Sukhdev is providing a map to the future for business, building upon corporate socialresponsibility and institutional reform, redefining the role of the corporation without sacrificing the bottom line.

 

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Why Geography Matters More than Ever by Harm de Blij

 

Wednesday September 19 at 12:00 PM in J1-050

 

In recent years our world has seen major transformations:intense climate changes; deadly tsunamis;unprecedented terrorist attacks; costly wars; conflicts in Equatorial Africa; an economic crisis. Is there some way we can grasp these global upheavals and their interconnections, and place our turbulent world in a more understandable light? The author argues that improving our understanding of the world's geography allows us to be better prepared to tackle the globalchallenges ahead.

 

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Democratizing Development through Wikipedia and other Open solutions

Wednesday July 11 at 10:00 AM in J1-050

 

The internet and social media are transforming global information sharing at the speed of light
with more accessibility than ever. But gaps still exist. Join us for a special event to hear from two
organizations that are creating solutions to close this digital divide. The World Bank opened its
data two years ago to share information and increase transparency and accountability.
Wikimedia Foundation that operates Wikipedia, is dedicated to encouraging growth,
development and distribution of free, multilingual content.

 

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Migration and Remittances during the Global Financial Crisis and Beyond
Edited by Ibrahim Sirkeci, Jeffrey H. Cohen, Dilip Ratha

 

Tuesday July 10 at 12:00 PM in J1-050

The global financial crisis dealt a harsh blow to migrants, who faced worsening employment prospects in destination countries, coupled with tightening entry regulations and anti-immigration
rhetoric. However, migrants managed to sustain their cashsupport to their families and provided a steady source of foreign currency to developing countries. This book calls for the easing of
restrictions on human mobility as remittances are proving to be the most tangible link between migration and development.

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Inclusive Green Growth: The Pathway to Sustainable Development

By Lederman and Maloney

 

Tuesday June 26 at 12:00 PM in J1-050

 

As the global population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, decisions made today will commit countries to growth patterns that may or may not be sustainable in the future. Great care must be taken to ensure that cities and roads, factories and farms are designed and regulated in a manner that raises standards of living while harnessing natural, human and financial capital in the most prudent and efficient way possible.

 

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Does What You Export Matter? In Search of Empirical Guidance for Industrial Policies.

By Lederman and Maloney

 

Does what economies export matter for development? If so, can industrial policies improve the export basket generated by the market? Join the authors for a discussion on existing indicators of growth-promoting exports put forth by proponents of industrial policies. The authors argue that policy makers should focus less on what is produced and more onhow it is produced, ultimately favoring “horizontal-ish” policiesthat only incidentally favor some sectors over others.

Wednesday June 27 at 12:00 PM in J1-050

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Likeonomics: The Unexpected Truth Behind Earning Trust, Influencing Behavior, and Inspiring Action

By Rohit Bhargava

 

Wednesday, June 20 at 12:30 PM in JB1-080

 

People decide who to trust, what advice to heed, and which individuals to forge personal or transactional relationships with based on a simple metric of believability. Success, in turn, comes from understanding one basic principle: how to be more trusted. Likeonomics offers a new vision of a world beyond Facebook where personal relationships, likeability, brutal honesty, extreme simplicity, and basic humanity are behind everything from multi-million dollar mergers to record-breaking product sales. There is a real ROI to likeability, and exactly how big it is will amaze you.

 

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Indigenous Peoples, Poverty, and Development
Edited by Gillette H. Hall and Harry Anthony Patrinos

 

Monday, June 18 at 12:00 PM in J1-050

 

This is the first book that documents poverty systematically for the world’s indigenous peoples in developing regions in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Provocatively, the book finds marked differences in results across regions, with rapid poverty reduction among indigenous (and non-indigenous) populations in Asia contrasting with relative stagnation—and, in some cases, falling back—in Latin America and Africa.

 

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Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What it Means for the World

By Dambisa Moyo

 

Wednesday, June 13 at 12:00 PM in Preston Auditorium

 

Our planet's resources are running out. The media constantly screams the warnings of impending doom - shortages of arable land, clashes over water, and political Armageddon as global demand for fossil fuels and other essential commodities far outstrips supply. The shortages of commodities can and will have a dramatic effect on the way we all live. The author explains the current commodity
dynamics, focusing in particular on the implications of China’s rush for resources around the world.

 

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The Price of Inequality : How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future 

By J. Stiglitz

 

Friday, June 8 at 12:00 PM in IFC Auditorium

 

The top 1 percent of Americans control 40 percent of the nation’s wealth. And, as Joseph E. Stiglitz explains, while those at the top enjoy the best health care, education, and benefits of wealth, they fail to realize that “their fate is bound up with how the other 99 percent live.”
Stiglitz draws on his deep understanding of economics to show that growing inequality is not inevitable: moneyed interests compound their wealth by stifling true, dynamic capitalism. They have made America the most unequal advanced industrial country while crippling growth, trampling on the rule of law, and undermining democracy. The result: a divided society that cannot tackle its most pressing problems. With characteristic insight, Stiglitz examines our current state, then teases out its implications for democracy, for monetary and budgetary policy, and for globalization. He closes with a plan for a more just and prosperous future.

 

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Some Small Coutries do it Better: Rapid Growth and Its Causes in Singapore, Finland, and Ireland  

Monday, June 11 at 12:00 PM in J1-050 Auditorium

 

Rather than rely mainly on investment to drive growth, Singapore, Finland, and Ireland concentrated on building human capital to attract technology-intensive foreign direct investment and to enable domestic firms to export high-value global products and services. This approach is better suited for many small resource-poor countries looking to compete in the global environment of the 21st century. This book provides a roadmap of growth that will be of interest to policy makers,
practitioners, and academics alike.

 

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Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World. 

By Ian Bremmer

 Tuesday, May 22 at 12:30 PM in J1-050 Auditorium

 

A world order in which no single country or durable alliance of countries can meet the challenges of global leadership. If the worst threatened—a rogue nuclear state with a horrible surprise, a global health crisis, the collapse of financial institutions from New York to Shanghai and Mumbai—where would the world look for leadership? The United States, with its paralyzed politics and battered balance sheet? A European Union reeling from self-inflicted wounds? China’s “people’s democracy”? Perhaps Brazil, Turkey, or India, the geopolitical Rookies of the Year? Or some grand coalition of survivors, the last nations standing after half a decade of recession-induced turmoil?

How about none of the above?

 

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What is Open Access and why is the Bank's new Open Access policy so significant for development?  

 The World Bank will be adopting an Open Access Policy as of July 1, which will make World Bank research freely available online without charge or restrictions, making a wealth of knowledge available to anyone in the world.  To underpin this new Open Access policy, the World Bank recently launched the World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) as its new home for all of the Bank’s research outputs. In addition, to facilitate use of online content, the Bank became the first major international organization to adopt a set of copyright licenses from Creative Commons that will allow anyone to use, re-use, and distribute Bank research and knowledge products free of charge as long as the Bank is attributed.

 

Monday, May 21 at 12:30 PM in JB1-080 Auditorium

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Investors in the Cold: How Most Governments Ignore FDI When It Comes Knocking (Global Investment Promotion Benchmarking 2012)

 

Monday, May 21 at 12:00 PM in J1-050 Auditorium

 

Global Investment Promotion Best Practices (GIPB 2012) surveys the ability of investment promotion agencies (IPAs) to promote foreign direct investment by meeting prospective foreign investors' needs for country and sector information during the site selection process. GIPB 2012 shows that IPAs are making increasingly helpful information available on their Web sites, but the ability of investment agencies to respond professionally to direct investors’ inquiries has actually declined since the last report.

 

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Draining Development?  Controlling Flows of Illicit Funds from Developing Countries

By Peter Reuter

 

Thursday, May 17, at 12:30 PM in J1-050 Auditorium

 

A growing concern among those interested in economic development is the realization that hundreds of billions of dollars are illicitly flowing out of developing countries to tax havens and other financial centers in the developed world. This volume assesses the dynamics of these flows, much of which is from corruption and tax evasion. What causes them, what are their consequences and how might they be controlled?

 

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From Right to Reality: Incentives, Labor and the Challenge of Universal Social Protection in Latin America and the Caribbean

Wednesday, May 16, at 3:00 PM in J1-050 Auditorium

From Right to Reality takes stock of social protection systems and their interaction with labor markets in Latin America and the Caribbean, considering incentive effects of benefits and their financing. The book, targeted to policy-makers, academics and practitioners, reviews the main programs—pensions, health, unemployment insurance, active labor programs, and safety nets—and presents a vision and practical recommendations to expand coverage, improve program design, and create conditions that enable more and better jobs.

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Reshaping Tomorrow: Is South Asia Ready for the Big Leap?
Edited by Ejaz Ghani

 

Tuesday, May 8, at 12:00 PM in J1-050 Auditorium

 

What will India, and the other South Asian countries, look like in 2025? There are two contrasting opinions on this matter, the optimistic view and the pessimistic view. The optimistic outlook is that India will achieve double-digit growth rates. South Asia too will experience strong growth, primarily due to the growth of India. The pessimistic outlook is that growth will be derailed by the many transformational challenges the region faces.


There will be a panel discussion focused on four questions:
I. What will South Asia look like in 2025?
II. Is there empirical evidence to support the optimistic outlook?
III. What about the pessimistic outlook?
IV. What should policy makers do today to reshape tomorrow?

 

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Demystifying the Chinese Economy

By Justin Lin

 

Friday, May 4, at 12:30 PM in Preston Auditorium

 

Before the 18th century, China was the largest and one of the most advanced economies in the world but declined precipitately and degenerated into one of the world’s poorest economies by the 19th century. Following market-oriented reforms introduced in 1979, China has grown to become the
world’s most dynamic economy. The book provides a consistent framework to analyze the causes behind the dramatic changes and draws lessons from China’s experience for other developing countries.

 

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Basketball Legend Dikembe Mutombo Joins Speaker Lineup for Spring Meetings Kick Off Event

 

Wednesday, April 18, at 11:30 PM in MC Atrium

 

Laila and Abeba want to know: ARE YOU READY TO TAKE THE BALL AND SCORE?
Come kick off the 2012 World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings and find out how you can help

 

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Jobs or Growth: Which Comes First

Wednesday, April 18, at 4:30 PM in Preston Auditorium

 

Today 910 million people at work across the globe live in poverty. To cope with the growth of the working age population, more than 300 million jobs will be needed in South Asia, the Middle East and Africa in the coming decades. Jobs are critically important for development, however, there is a debate about when a growth strategy is enough, and when a jobs strategy is needed.

 

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 Working Hard, Working Poor: A Global Journey

 

Friday, April 13, at 12:00 PM in J1-050 Auditorium

 

It is not a lack of work that defines the poor in many economies. Actually most adults in poverty do work. However, a great many of those who work are poor. The concept of the working poor intrigues and spotlights the need to understand labor markets and labor earnings in the developing world in order to understand global poverty.

 

 

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Living through Crises: How the Food, Fuel, and Financial Shocks Affect the Poor

 

Tuesday, April 10, at 12:30 PM in J1-050 Auditorium

 

 

What did the global food, fuel, and financial crises of 2008-11 mean to people in the developing world? How did people cope? What help was available? This book brings together community studies conducted during 2008-2011 in 17 countries on the local impacts of global shocks. It gives voice
to the poor and vulnerable; analyzes crises transmission channels and the coping responses used by the affected; and surveys the sources of formal and informal support available to deal with shocks and their effectiveness.

 

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More and Better Jobs in South Asia

 

Monday, April 9, at 12:00 PM in J1-050 Auditorium

 

 

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International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption (Vol. 2)

 

Thursday, April 5, at 12:30 PM in J1-050 Auditorium

 

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Documentary Screening:  Justice for Forests:  Improving Criminal Justice Efforts to Combat Illegal Logging

 

Tuesday, March 27, at 12:30 PM in J1-050 Auditorium

 

 

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Robert J. Shiller: Finance and the Good Society

 

Thursday, March 29, at 12:30 PM in IFC Auditorium

 

 

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Sewing Success?: Employment, Wages, and Poverty Following the End of the Multi-fibre Arrangement

 

 

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Environmental Film Festival - The Well Water: Voices from Ethiopia (Italy, 2011, 55 min)

Tuesday, March 20, at 3:00 PM in the World Bank, IFC Auditorium
2121 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. Use the K St. entrance at 21st & K Sts.

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Light Manufacturing in Africa: Targeted Policies to Enhance Private Investment and Create Jobs

 

Thursday, March 8, at 3:00 PM in J1-050 Auditorium

 

 

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Ascent After Decline- ReGrowing Global Economies After the Great Recession

Monday, March 12, at 1:00 PM in J1-050 Auditorium

 

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Special Event on CEDAW and Women’s Rights

Monday, March 5, at 12:00 PM in Preston Auditorium

 

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Wither Africa? Perspectives from “The Oxford Companion to the Economics of Africa”

Monday, March 5, at 12:00 PM in J1-050 Auditorium

 

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New Structural Economics: A Framework for Rethinking Development and Policy

Tuesday, March 6, at 10:00 AM in JB1-080 Auditorium

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Best Laid Plans: How Ignoring Political Economy Affects Development Outcomes and Increases Risk

Tuesday, March 6, at 12:00 PM in J1-050 Auditorium

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BioCarbon Fund Experience: Insights from Afforestation and Reforestation Clean Development Mechanism Projects.

 

Tuesday, March 6, at 4:00 PM in JB1-080 Auditorium

 

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The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations by Michael Ross

 

Tues, Feb. 28, at 12:30PM in J1-050 Auditorium

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Social media, job growth, and microentrepreneurs

Wed, Feb. 15, at 12:00PM in J1-050 Auditorium

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Film Screening: Beyond the Nakumatt Generation and Les Petites Barrieres

Wed, Feb. 15, at 3:00PM in J1-050 Auditorium

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Exporting Services: A Developing Country Perspective

Thur, Feb. 02, at 3:00PM in J1-050 Auditorium

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Previous Events in 2011:

Remittance Markets in Africa

Thursday, Dec. 15, at 3:00 PM in J1-050 Auditorium

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Rents to Riches? Political Economy of Natural-led Development

Thursday, Dec. 15, at 12:00 PM in J1-050 Auditorium

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Perspectives on Global Development 2012: Social Cohesion in a Shifting World (OECD 2012)

Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 12:00 PM in J1-050 Auditorium

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Challenge of Delivering Results in Develoment

Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 3:00 PM in J1-050 Auditorium

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Unfinished Business? The WTO's Doha Agenda

Thursday, Dec. 1, at 3:00 PM in J1-050 Auditorium

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How Corruption and Tax Evasion Distorts Development

Thursday, Dec. 1, at 12:00 PM in J1-050 Auditorium

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Improving Lives in Morocco: Extending Water and Sanitation Services to the Poor. Film screening and discussion.  

Tuesday, Nov 29, at 11:00 AM in J1-050 Auditorium

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Civilization: The West and the Rest by Niall Ferguson

Friday, November 18, 12:30-2pm  • Eugene R. Black Auditorium, Enter at 600 19th Street, NW

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Women and Land: Securing Rights for Better Lives by Debbie Budlender and Eileen Alma

Thursday, November 17, 3-5pm • Auditorium J1-050, Enter at 701 18th Street, NW

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What to Ask the Person in the Mirror: Critical Questions for Becoming a More Effective Leader and Reaching Your Potential by Robert Steven Kaplan

Wednesday, November 16, 12:30-2:00pm • Eugene R. Black Auditorium, Enter at 600 19th Street, NW

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Reforming Severance Pay 

Wednesday, November 9, 2-4pm • Auditorium J1-050, Enter at 701 18th Street, NW

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The World Under Pressure: How China and India Are Influencing the Global Economy and Environment by Carl Dahlman 

Friday, November 4, 12-2pm  • Auditorium J1-050, Enter at 701 18th Street, NW

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World on Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse by Lester Brown 

Thursday, November 3, 3-5pm • Auditorium J1-050, Enter at 701 18th Street, NW

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Playing Games?  Extortion, Expropriation and the Role of Political Risk Insurance
Discussion on Paris School of Economics Paper that Uses Game Theory Approach
 

Tuesday, November 1, 3-5pm • Auditorium J1-050, Enter at 701 18th Street, NW

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The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition and the Common Good by Robert H. Frank

Wednesday, October 26, 12:30-2pm • Auditorium J1-050, Enter at 701 18th Street, NW
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Where to Spend the Next Million? Applying Impact Evaluation to Trade Assistance

Monday, October 17, 3-5pm • Auditorium J1-050, Enter at 701 18th Street, NW
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India and the World: Lessons Learnt and Contributions towards the Global Knowledge Economy

Friday, October 14, 1:30-2:30 • Auditorium J1-050, Enter at 701 18th Street, NW
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Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People are More Successful by Daniel S. Hamermesh

Wednesday, October 12, 12:30-2pm • Auditorium JB1-080, Enter at 701 18th Street, NW
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The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity by JefferySachs

Wednesday, October 5, 2-4pm • Preston Auditorium, Enter at 1818 H Street, NW
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Economics of Good and Evil: The Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street

Thursday, September 25, 3-5pm • Auditorium J1-050, Enter at 701 18th Street, NW
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World Report on Disability

Wednesday, September 14, 12-2pm • Auditorium J1-050, Enter at 701 18th Street, NW
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Healthy Partnerships: How Governments Can Engage the Private Sector to Improve Health in Africa

Tuesday, September 13, 12-2pm • Eugene R. Black Auditorium, Enter at 600 19th Street, NW

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Leveraging Alternative Dispute Resolution: Global Project Experience

Monday, September 12, 3-5pm • Auditorium J1-050, Enter at 701 18th Street, NW
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The Great Recession and Import Protection: The Role of Temporary Trade Barriers

Thursday, September 8, 3:30-5pm • Auditorium J1-050, Enter at 701 18th Street, NW
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Preferential Trade Agreement Policies for Development

Thursday, July 28, 3-5pm • Auditorium J1-050, Enter at 701 18th Street, NW
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Getting More: How to Negotiate to Achieve Your Goals in the Real World

Wednesday, July 27, 12-2pm • Auditorium J1-050, Enter at 701 18th Street, NW
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Democracy and Dissent: The Challenge of International Rule Making

Wednesday, July 20, 12-2pm • Auditorium J1-050, Enter at 701 18th Street, NW
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Yes Africa Can: Success Stories from a Dynamic Continent

Thursday, July 7, 12:30-2pm • Auditorium J1-050, Enter at 701 18th Street, NW
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Managing Openness: Trade and Outward-Oriented Growth after the Crisis

Wednesday, June 22, 12-2pm • Auditorium J1-050, Enter at 701 18th Street, NW
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Contesting Development: Participatory Projects and Local Conflict Dynamics in Indonesia

Thursday, June 16, 12-2pm • Auditorium J1-050, Enter at 701 18th Street, NW
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Diaspora for Development in Africa

Monday, June 6, 12:30-2pm • Auditorium JB1-080, Enter at 701 18th Street, NW
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When Children Learn, Nations Prosper: A film about the power of learning

Thursday, May 26, 12-2pm • Auditorium J1-050, Enter at 701 18th Street, NW
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Global Development Horizons 2011: Multipolarity and the New Global Economy

Tuesday, May 17, 12:30-2pm • Auditorium JB1-080, Enter at 701 18th Street, NW
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Public-Private Partnerships in Europe and Central Asia: Designing Crisis-Resilient Strategies and Bankable Projects

Monday, May 16, 12-2pm • Eugene Black Auditorium, 600 19th Street NW
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Book Launch: Pakistan: A Hard Country 
Date/Time: Friday, April, 22 , 2011, 12:00 PM
Venue: Auditorium J1-050 (701 18th Street NW)
Presented by: Anatol Lieven; Kalpana Kochhar; Mohsin Khan; Joshua T. White
  
Book Launch: Perspectives on Poverty in India and Poverty and Social Exclusion in India 
Date/Time: Wednesday, April, 13 , 2011, 12:30 PM
Venue: Eugene Black Auditorium (1914 G St NW)
Presented by: 

Ngozi N. Okonjo-Iweala; Pulok Chatterji; N. Roberto Zagha; Maitreyi Bordia Das; Peter Lanjouw; Rinku Murgai; Nancy Birdsall; Carol Graham

  
Book Launch:Creative State: Forty Years of Migration and Development Policy in Morocco and Mexico
Date/Time: Friday, April, 8, 2011, 12:30 PM
Venue:Auditorium J1-050 (701 18th Street NW)
Presented by: Nadereh Chamlou; Natasha Iskander; Kathleen Newland; Kemal Dervis
  
Book Launch:e-Atlas and Atlas of Global Development: Presenting Data for Development Impact
Date/Time: Tuesday, April, 5, 2011, 12:00 PM
Venue:Auditorium J1-050 (701 18th Street NW)
Presented by: Shaida Badiee; Eric Swanson; Shana Wagger; Jethro Lennox
  
Book Launch:Levaraging Migration for Africa: Remittances, Skills, and Investments 
Date/Time:Wednesday, March, 30, 2011, 3:00 PM
Venue:Auditorium JB1-080 (701 18th Street NW)
Presented by: Hans Timmer; Dilip Ratha; Shanta Devarajan; Kathleen Newland; Lant Pritchett; Desire Vencatachellum
  
Book Launch: The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality 
Date/Time:Tuesday, March, 29, 2011, 3:00 PM
Venue:Auditorium JB1-080 (701 18th Street NW)
Presented by: Branko Milanovic
  
Discussion: Business Unusual: The Future of Trust Funds in the World Bank Group 
Date/Time:Thursday, March, 24, 2011, 12:00 PM
Venue:Auditorium J1-050 (701 18th Street NW)
Presented by: Axel van Trotsenburg; Junhui Wu; Haleh Bridi; Vincenzo La Via
 
Film Screening: Environmental Film Festival: A Future Without Oil 
Date/TimeWednesday, March, 23, 2011, 3:00 PM
Venue:Eugene Black Auditorium (1914 G St NW)
Presented by: Roger Morier; Roque Sevilla
  
Book Launch: Aidflows: Sources and Uses of Aid Funds 
Date/TimeTuesday, March, 22, 2011, 3:00 PM
Venue: Auditorium J1-050 (701 18th Street NW)
Presented by: Michael Koch; David Gray; Shaida Badiee; Axel van Trotsengurg; Yasmine Ahmed
  
Book Launch: 

Population Aging: Is Latin America Ready? 

Date/Time Wednesday, March, 16, 2011, 12:00 PM
Venue:Auditorium J1-050 (701 18th Street NW)
Presented by: Augusto de la Torre; Tamar Manuelyan Atinc; Daniel Cotlear; Keith Hansen; Emmanuel Jimenez
  
Book Launch: EXORBITANT PRIVILEGE: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System
Date/TimeMonday, March, 14, 2011, 12:30 PM
Venue:Eugene Black Auditorium (1914 G St NW)
Presented by: Otaviano Canuto; Barry Eichengreen
  
Book Launch: 

Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Make us Ritcher, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier 

Date/TimeThursday, March, 10, 2011, 10:00 AM
Venue:Preston Auditorium (World Bank Main Complex, 1818 H Street NW)
Presented by:Edward Glaeser; Abha Joshi-Ghani; Bruce Katz; Junaid Kamal Ahmad
  
Book Launch: From Evidence to Policy: Human Development Perspectives Series
Date/TimeMonday, February, 28, 2011, 12:30 PM
Venue:Auditorium J1-050 (701 18th Street NW)
Presented by:Ariel Fiszbein; Phil Hay; Harold H. Alderman; Barbara Bruns; Deon Filmer; Harry Anthony Patrinos; Paul Gertler
  
Book Launch: 

Food Prices & Rural Poverty 

Date/TimeThursday, February, 24, 2011, 12:30 PM
Venue:Auditorium J1-050 (701 18th Street NW)
Presented by: 

Charlotte Hebebrand; Ataman Aksoy; Harry de Gorter

 
Panel Discussion

Emerging Indonesia: Development & Democracy in Southeast Asia 

Date/TimeWednesday, February, 23, 2011, 12:00 PM
Venue:IFC Auditorium (2121 Pennsylvania Avenue NW)
Presented by:H.E. Dino Patti Djalal; David Merrill; William Liddle; Endy Bayuni; Sri Mulyani Indrawati; Stefan Koeberle; Shubham Chauduri; Scott Guggenheim
  
Book Launch: 

MIGA presents World Investment and Political Risk 2010: Risky Business? How Conflict Affects Foreign Direct Investment 

Date/Time:Tuesday, February, 22, 2011, 12:00 PM
Venue: Auditorium J1-050 (701 18th Street NW)
Presented by:Izumi Kobayashi; Edith Quintrell; Ravi Vish; Daniel Villar; Stephen Ndegwa; Deborah Burand; Daniel Runde
  
Panel DiscussionDisseminating Knowledge in Developing Countries: Challenges and Opportunities 
Date/Time:Thursday, February, 17, 2011, 12:00 PM
Venue:Auditorium J1-050 (701 18th Street NW)
Presented by: Carlos Rossel; Sara Gwynn
  
Book Launch: Impact Evaluation in Practice: A New Guide
Date/Time: Wednesday, February, 16, 2011, 12:30 PM
Venue:

Auditorium J1-050 (701 18th Street NW)

Presented by: Ariel Fiszbein; Tamar Manuelyan Atinc; Bertha Briceño; Ritva Reinikka; Paul Gertler
 
Book Launch:Breaking the Silence: HIV/AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa 
Date/Time: Tuesday, February, 15, 2011, 11:00 AM
Venue:Eugene Black Auditorium (1914 G St NW)
Presented by: Akiko Maeda; Shamshad Akhtar; David Wilson; Laith J. Abu-Raddad; Farida Allaghi; Irene Jillson; Majed Al-Jonaid
  
Book Launch:Reforming the International Financial System for Development 
Date/Time: Monday, January, 31, 2011, 2:00 PM
Venue:Eugene Black Auditorium (1914 G St NW) 
Presented by: Jomo Kwame Sundaram; Francisco H.G. Ferreira
  
Discussion

Open Access: Turning public money into public knowledge 

Date/Time: Wednesday, January, 26, 2011, 3:00 PM
Venue:Auditorium J1-050 (701 18th Street NW)
Presented by: Alma Swan; Carlos Rossel; Heather Joseph
  
Book Launch:The African Food System and its Interaction with Human Health and Nutrition 
Date/Time: Tuesday, January, 25, 2011, 12:00 PM
Venue:Auditorium J1-050 (701 18th Street NW)
Presented by: 

Mark Cackler; Per Pinstrup-Andersen; Harold Alderman; Anna Herforth; Marie Ruel; Barbara Torrey; E. Fuller Torrey;

  
Book Launch:

The Changing Wealth of Nations: Measuring Sustainable Development in the New Millennium 

Date/Time: Thursday, January, 20, 2011, 2:30 PM
Venue:Preston Auditorium (World Bank Main Complex, 1818 H Street NW)
Presented by: Inger Andersen, Glenn-Marie Lange; Otaviano Canuto; Peter A. Seligmann; David Wheeler
 
Book Launch:Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us 
Date/Time:Thursday, January, 13, 2011, 12:00 PM
Venue:Preston Auditorium (World Bank Main Complex, 1818 H Street NW)

Presented by:

John Quiggin; Shahrokh Fardoust

Book Launch:

The IBNET Water Supply and Sanitation Performance Blue Book 

Date/Time:Wednesday, January, 12, 2011, 12:00 PM
Venue:Auditorium J1-050 (701 18th Street NW)
Presented by:Julia Bucknall; Caroline van den Berg, Alexander Danilenko
  

 Book Launch:  A Global Life: My Journey among Rich and Poor, from Sydney to Wall Street to the World Bank   
 Date/Time:  Tuesday, December, 14, 2010, 3:00 PM 
 Venue:  Preston Auditorium (World Bank Main Complex, 1818 H Street NW)   
 Presented by: James D. Wolfensohn; Caroline Anstey  
     
 Book Launch:  Investing in Young Children: An Early Childhood:Development Guide for Policy Dialogue and Project Preparation   
 Date/Time:  Monday, December, 13, 2010, 2:00 PM 
 Venue:  Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: Tamar Manuelyan Atinc; Sophie Naudeau; Luis Benveniste; Emiliana Vegas; Sara Hommel 
     
 Book Launch:  

Postcrisis Growth and Development: A Development Agenda for the G-20 

 
 Date/Time:  Tuesday, December, 7, 2010, 3:00 PM  
 Venue:  Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: Arvind Subramanian; Moisés Naím; Lawrence MacDonald; Shahrokh Fardoust; Justin Yifu Lin 
     
 Book Launch:  Reaching Global Audiences in the iPhone Era 
 Date/Time:  Monday, December, 6, 2010, 2:30 PM 
 Venue:  Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW 
 Presented by: 

Carlos Rossel; Neelan Choksi

 
     
 Book Launch: 

The Great Recession and Developing Countries: Economic Impact and Growth Prospects 

 
 Date/Time:  Thursday, December, 2, 2010, 3:00 PM 
 Venue: Auditorium  JB1-080 (701 18th Street NW)   
 Presented by: Otaviano Canuto; Mustapha K. Nabli; Kemal Derviş; Alan Gelb; Justin Yifu Lin 
     
 Book Launch:  World Bank Group Entrepreneurship Snapshots 2010: Entrepreneurship and the Financial Crisis  
 Date/Time: Friday, November, 19, 2010, 2:00 PM 
 Venue:  Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW)   
 Presented by: Asli Demirguc-Kunt; Leora Klapper; Inessa Love; Marialisa Motta; Robert E. Litan 
     
 Book Launch:  The Squam Lake Report: Fixing the Financial System  
 Date/Time:  Tuesday, November, 16, 2010, 12:00 PM 
 Venue:  

Auditorium  JB1-080 (701 18th Street NW 

 
 Presented by: Martin N. Baily; Robert J. Shiller; Otaviano Canuto  
     
 Book Launch:  

Kenya’s ICT revolution and the invention of mobile money: The remarkable story of Safaricom told  

 
 Date/Time:  Friday, November, 12, 2010, 12:00 PM  
 Venue: Auditorium  JB1-080 (701 18th Street NW 
 Presented by:  Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; Shantayanan Devarajan; Philippe Dongier; Wolfgang Fengler 
     
 Book Launch:   Y2Y Event and Youth and Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Agents of Change  
 Date/Time:   Thursday, November, 11, 2010, 8:00 AM 
 Venue:  Preston Auditorium (World Bank Main Complex, 1818 H Street NW 
 Presented by: Stephanie Schwartz 
    
 Book Launch:  Natural Hazards, UnNatural Disasters: The Economics of Effective Prevention  
 Date/Time:  Thursday, November, 11, 2010, 3:00 PM   
 Venue:   Eugene Black Auditorium (1914 G St NW)  
 Presented by:  

Helena Molin Valdes; Saroj Jha; Inger Andersen; Apurva Sanghi; Roger Morier; Shanta Devarajan; Vikram Nehru; Indermit Gill; Richard Damania; Elena  Ianchovichina; Martin Rama

 
     
 Book Launch: Barefoot in Baghdad: A Story of Identity-My Own and What It Means to Be a Woman in Chaos 
 Date/Time:  Tuesday, November, 9, 2010, 12:00 PM   
 Venue:  Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW)   
 Presented by: Manal Omar 
     
 Book Launch: 

The United Nations and Civil Society: Legitimating Global Governance - Whose Voice? 

 
 Date/Time:  Thursday, November, 4, 2010, 12:00 PM   
 Venue: MC8-100 (World Bank Main Complex, 1818 H Street NW 
 Presented by: John W. Garrison; Nora McKeon; James V. Riker 
     
 Book Launch: 

Gender Disparities in Africa’s Labor Markets: Nature, extent, and root causes of labor disadvantages facing African women  

 
 Date/Time: Monday, November, 1, 2010, 12:00 PM  
 Venue:  Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW 
 Presented by:  Sudhi Shetty; Shanta Devarajan; Jorge Saba Arbache; Mayra Buvinic; Juliana Oyegun 
     
 Book Launch:  Emerging Africa: How 17 Countries are Leading the Way  
 Date/Time:  Thursday, October, 21, 2010, 3:00 PM  
 Venue:  Eugene Black Auditorium (1914 G St NW)  
 Presented by: Shantayanan Devarajan; Steve Radelet 
     
 Panel Discussion:  Domestic Violence Awareness  
 Date/Time:  Monday, October, 18, 2010, 12:00 PM  
 Venue: Preston Auditorium (World Bank Main Complex, 1818 H Street NW 
 Presented by: 

Gavin de Becker; Ngozi N. Okonjo-Iweala; Fons Marcelis; Maaika M. le Grand; Hasan A. Tuluy; Adriana Quinones

 
     
 Book Launch:  The Day After Tomorrow: A Handbook on the Future of Economic Policy in the Developing World 
 Date/Time:  Monday, September, 27, 2010, 3:00 PM  
 Venue:  Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW 
 Presented by: Justin Lin; Otaviano Canuto; Marcelo Giugale; Nancy Lee; Thomas J. Trebat 
    
 Book Launch: Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future   
 Date/Time: Wenesday, September, 22, 2010, 2:30 PM 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by:  Abha Joshi-Ghani; Apurva Sanghi; Matthew E. Kahn; Konrad von Ritter 
     
 Book Launch:  

Christy Turlington Burns Presents "No Woman, No Cry: The Unfished Business of Maternal Health & the MDGs" 

 
 Date/Time:  Thursday, September 16, 2010, 11:00 AM  
 Venue:  Preston Auditorium (World Bank Main Complex, 1818 H Street NW)   
 Presented by:  Phil Hay; Christy Turlington Burns; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala 
     
 Book Launch:  

Report Discussion for "Animal and Pandemic Inluenza" 

 
 Date/Time: Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 2:00 PM  
 Venue:  Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW 
 Presented by:  Phil Hay; David Nabarro; Tamar Manuelyan Atinc; Olga Jonas 
     
 Book Launch: 

Janice Perlman launches "Favela: Four Decades of Living on the Edge in Rio de Janeiro" 

 
 Date/Time: Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 12:00 PM 
 Venue: MC13-121 (World Bank Main Complex, 1818 H Street NW) 
 Presented by: 

Janice Perlman; Michael Woolcock; Makhtar Diop

 
     
 Book Launch: Former Nigerian Candidate for President Pat Utomi discusses "Putting Nigeria to Work" 
 Date/Time:  Thursday, August 12, 2010, 3:00 PM  
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by:  Pat Utomi; Brian Pinto; Volker Treichel 
     
 Book Launch  

A Practical Approach to Pharmaceutical Policy 

 
 Date/Time  Monday, August 2, 2010, 12:00 PM  
 Venue  Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW)   
 Presented by Phil Hay; Andreas Seiter; Cristian Baeza; Jeff Sturchio 
     
 Book Launch 

10 Years of The Little Green Data Book 2010 

 
  Date/Time Thursday, July 29, 2010, 12:00 PM  
 Venue Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW 
 Presented by James Warren Evans; Giovanni Ruta; Kirk Hamilton; John A. Dixon 
     
 Book Launch 

The What, Why, & How of Global Corporate Culture 

 
 Date/Time Monday, June 7, 2010, 11:00 AM  
 Venue: Eugene Black Auditorium (1914 G St NW) 
 Presented by Klaus Tilmes; Naoki Ogiwara (Senior Consultant KDI Fuji Xerox), Mary Jensen (Director Knowledge Management Baker Hughes) David McQueeney (VP Technology and Strategy IBM Federal Government Unit) 
   
 Book Launch 

"The Power of Half" 

 
 Date/Time Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 4:00 pm 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW)   
 Presented by:  

Edith Grace Ssempala; Kevin Salwen; Hannah Salwen; John Coonrod

 
    
 Book Launch  "The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy"  
 Date/Time:  Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 12:30 pm 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW)   
 Presented by:  Kenneth Reinert, Ramkishen Rajan, Peter Dougherty, and Francisco Ferreira  
    
 Book Launch   "Conditional Cash Transfers: Reducing Present and Future Poverty" 
 Date/Time:  Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 10:30 am 
 Venue:  Eugene Black Auditorium (1914 G St NW)  
 Presented by:  Justin Lin, Ariel Fiszbein, Norbert Schady, Martin Ravallion, Tina Rosenberg, and Santiago Levy 
     
 Book Launch   "The Second World: How Emerging Powers are Redefining Global Competition in the Twenty-first Century"  
 Date/Time: Thursday, February 12, 2009, 12:30 pm 
 Venue:  Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW 
 Presented by:  Srilal Mohan Perera, Parag Khanna, and Stewart Patrick  
     
 Book Launch   "Illuminating the Public Sphere in Post-Conflict and Fragile Environments"  
 Date/Time:  Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 3:00 pm  
 Venue:  Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW)   
 Presented by:  Shanthi Kalathil, Henriette von Kaltenborn-Stachau, Ivan Sigal, and Karin von Hippel 
     
 Book Launch   "South Asian Bond Markets: Developing Long-Term Finance and Growth" 
 Date/Time:  Thursday, February 19, 2009, 12:00 pm 
 Venue:   Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW 
 Presented by:  Kiatchai Sophastienphong, Yibin Mu, Shidan Derakhshani, Phillip Anderson, Ernesto May, and Simon Bell   
     
 Panel Discussion "Development Redefined: How the Market Met Its Match" 
 Date/Time:   Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 3:00 pm 
 Venue:  Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW)   
 Presented by:  Robin Broad, John Cavanagh, Hassan Zaman, Rick Rowden, and John Garrison 
     
 Panel Discussion  "Development in Your Pocket: Improving Lives with Mobile Phones"  
 Date/Time:  Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 4:00 pm 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW 
 Presented by:  Nick Hughes, Katrin Verclas, Holly Ladd, Jesse Moore, and Gautam Ivatury  
     
 Book Launch   "Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places"   
 Date/Time: Tuesday, March 3, 2009, 2:00 pm 
 Venue:  Conference Room 1, International Monetary Fund HQ2 (1900 Pennsylvania Ave. NW 
 Presented by: Paul Collier, Jeffrey Gutman, Sanjay Pradhan, and Shantayanan Devarajan   
  
    
 Book Launch  "Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich Can save the World"  
 Date/Time: Wednesday, April 8, 2009, 3:00 pm 
 Venue:  

Auditorium  JB1-080 (701 18th Street NW

 
 Presented by: Matthew Bishop, Daniel Runde, Homi Kharas, Carol Adelman 
    
 Panel Discussion  Wangari Maathai, Bruce Babbitt, and Thomas Friedman"   
 Date/Time: Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 2:00 pm 
 Venue:  IFC Auditorium (2121 Pennsylvania Avenue NW) 
 Presented by: Wangari Maathai, Bruce Babbitt, Thomas Friedman, Apurva Sanghi 
    
 Book Launch  "AIDS - Is It a Risk to Economic Development in Regions with Low HIV Prevalence?" 
 Date/Time Monday, April 20, 2009, 12:00 pm 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: 

Julie McLaughlin, Mariam Claeson, Mead Over, Robert Clay, Debrework Zewdie

 
    
 Book Launch  Edward Prescott (Nobel Laureate) "Time Inconsistent Traps: Bailouts for all when credible to none"  
 Date/Time: Friday, April 24, 2009, 2:00 pm 
 Venue: Auditorium  I2-250 (1850 I Street NW) 
 Presented by: Edward Prescott, Shantayanan Devarajan, Vikram Nehru, Apurva Sanghi 
    
 Book Launch "Moving Out of Poverty "   
 Date/Time: Monday, April 27, 2009, 12:00 pm 
 Venue: Preston Auditorium (World Bank Main Complex, 1818 H Street NW 
 Presented by: Danny Leipziger, Deepa Narayan, Lant Pritchett, Geoffrey Lamb 
     
 Book Launch "The Global Deal" 
 Date/Time: Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 4:30 pm 
 Venue: Auditorium  JB1-080 (701 18th Street NW 
 Presented by: 

Nicholas Stern, Hartwig Schafer, Marianne Fay

 
   
 Book Launch "The Role and Impact of Public-Private Partnerships in Education"  
 Date/Time: Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 12:00 pm 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: 

Elizabeth King, Harry Anthony Patrinos, Paul Peterson, Neil McIntosh

 
     
  Book Launch "Hardware and Software Industries in China and India" 
 Date/Time: Thursday, April 30, 2009, 12:00 pm 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
  Presented by: 

Mohsen Khalil, Neil Gregory, Stanley Nollen, Stoyan Tenev, Shahid Yusuf, Albert Keidel

 
     
 Book Launch 

"The Challenge of Establishing World-Class Universities" 

 
 Date/Time: Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 3:00 pm 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: 

Elizabeth King, Jamil Salmi, Richard Miller, Philip Altbach

 
    
 Film Screening 

"One Water" 

 
 Date/Time: 

Tuesday, May 12, 2009,  12:30 PM and 3:00 PM

 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: Sam Grogg, Sanjeev Chatterjee 
     
 Panel Discussion  

"Israel 2028" 

 
 Date/Time: 

Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 3:00 PM

 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
Presented by: 

Eli Hurvitz, David Brodet, Jaime Jaramillo-Vallej, David Miron-Wapner, Ann Liebschutz, Yoav Soffer

 
    
 Book Launch 

"Two Billion Cars" 

 
 Date/Time: 

Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 3:00 PM

 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: 

Daniel Sperling; Deborah Gordon; Andreas Kopp

 
     
 Book Launch 

"Portfolios of the Poor" 

 
 Date/Time: 

Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 12:00 PM

 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: 

Daryl Collins; Jonathan Morduch; Asli Demirguc-Kunt; Robert Cull

 
    
 Book Launch 

"Water in the Arab World" 

 
 Date/Time: 

Thursday, May 28, 2009, 12:00 PM

 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: 

Daniela Gressani; Vijay Jagannathan; Christian Delvoie

 
    
 Panel Discussion  

"Africa Development Indicators Online"  

 
 Date/Time: Monday, June 15, 2009, 12:00 PM  
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: 

Sudhir Shetty; Jorge Saba Arbache; Jane Njuguna; Alan Gelb; Antoine Simonpietri; Valentina Kalk

 
     
  Book Launch 

"IC4D 2009: Extending Reach and Increasing Impact" 

 
  Date/Time: Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 12:00 PM 
  Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
  Presented by: 

Katherine Sierra; Christine Zen-Wei Qiang; Otaviano Canuto; G. "Anand" Anandalingam; Mohsen Khalil

 
     
 Film Screening 

"The End of the Line" 

 
 Date/Time: Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 12:00 PM 
 Venue: Eugene Black Auditorium (1914 G St NW)  
 Presented by: Kieran Kelleher; Marea Eleni Hatziolos 
     
 Book Launch "Global Investment Promotion Benchmarking" 
 Date/Time: Tuesday, September 1, 2009, 12:30 PM 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: 

Pierre Guislain, Ceci Sager, Louis T. Wells, Danny Cusick

 
     
 Book Launch "Building Equality and Opportunity Through Social Guarantees" 
 Date/Time: Thursday, September 10, 2009, 11:30 PM 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: Cyprian Fisiy; Pamela Cox; José Miguel Insulza; Francisco Pilotti; Andrew Norton; Rodrigo Jordan 
     
 Book Launch "Grappling With Health Worker Shortages" 
 Date/Time: Thursday, September 17, 2009, 12:00 PM 
 Venue: Auditorium  I2-250 (1850 I Street NW) 
 Presented by: 

Phil Hay; Marko Vujicic; Joy Phumaphi; Ruth Levine; Joan Holloway

 
     
 Book Launch "Brazil as an Economic Superpower?"   
 Date/Time Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 3:00 PM 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: José Guilherme Reis; Leonardo Martinez-Diaz; Bruno Saraiva; Francisco Ferreira  
     
 Book Launch 

Ambassador Melanee Verveer launches "Domestic Violence Awareness Month" 

 
 Date/Time  Thursday, September 17, 2009, 12:00 PM 
 Venue: Eugene Black Auditorium (1914 G St NW)  
 Presented by: 

Ngozi N. Okonjo-Iweala; Melanne Verveer; Hasan A. Tuluy; Tina Gry Tinde; Shirley Siegal

 
    
 Book Launch 

"Welcome to the Urban Revolution" 

 
 Date/TimeWednesday, September 30, 2009, 12:00 PM 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: 

Abha Joshi-Ghani; Jeb Brugmann; Junaid Kamal Ahmad

 
    
 Book Launch 

"Globalization, Wages, and the Quality of Jobs"  

 
 Date/Time: Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 3:00 PM 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: 

Arup Banerji; Raymond Robertson; Drusilla Brown; Kimberly Elliot; David Kaplan

 
     
 Book Launch "The Idea of Justice" 
 Date/Time: Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 4:30 PM 
 Venue: Eugene Black Auditorium (1914 G St NW) 
 Presented by: Amartya Sen; Anne-Marie Leroy; Otaviano Canuto 
     
 Film Screening 

"Toxic Transactions" 

 
 Date/Time: Friday, October 16, 2009, 12:00 PM 
Venue: Eugene Black Auditorium (1914 G St NW)  
 Presented by: 

Frank Fariello; Alexandra Wrage; Stephen Zimmermann; Pascale Hélène Dubois

 
     
 Book Launch 

Secretary General of Amnesty International, Irene Khan, discusses "The Unheard Truth" 

 
 Date/Time: Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 3:00 PM 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: 

John Garrison; Irene Khan; Ellen Dorsey; Varun Gauri

 
    
 Film Screening 

Y2Y Presents "Where the Water Meets the Sky" 

 
 Date/Time: 

Thursday, October 22, 2:45 PM

 
 Venue: Preston Auditorium (World Bank Main Complex, 1818 H Street NW 
 Presented by: 

Nikita Malik; Kimberley Sevcik

 
     
 Film Screening 

Film Screening for BBC Documentary "Cash in Hand"  

 
 Date/Time: Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 12:00 PM 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: 

Sergio Jellinek; Pamela Cox; Santiago Levy Algazi; Helena Ribe

 
     
 Book Launch 

"Bringing Finance to Pakistan 

 
 Date/Time: Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 11:00 PM 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: 

John Speakman; Tatiana Nenova; Cecile Thioro Niang; Ernesto May; Consolate Rusagara; Anjali Kumar

 
     
 Book Launch 

"Distortions to Agricultural Incentives" 

 
 Date/Time: Thursday, November 5, 2009, 12:00 PM 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: 

Alan Gelb; Kym Anderson; Anne O. Krueger; Martien Van Nieuwkoop

 
    
 Book Launch  

"What Color is Your Paratext? Trust and the Web" 

 
 Date/Time: Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 3:00 PM 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: 

Carlos Rossel; Geoffrey Bilder

 
     
 Book Launch 

"Robert Skidelsky discusses "Keynes: The Return of the Master" 

 
 Date/Time: Thursday, November 19, 2009, 12:30 PM  
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by:  

Alan Gelb; Robert Skidelsky

 
     
 Book Launch This event is cancelled  -  "Kenneth Rogoff and Carmen Reinhart discuss "This Time is Different" 
 Date/Time: Friday, November 20, 2009, 12:00 PM  
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by:  Hans Timmer; Carmen M. Reinhart; Kenneth S. Rogoff; Luc Laeven 
    
 Book Launch 

"Public Sentinel: New Media & Governance Reform"    

 
 Date/Time: Tuesday, December 1, 2009, 3:00 PM  
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by:  

Sanjay Pradhan; Pippa Norris; Jose Edgardo L. Campos; Philip Keefer

 
     
 Book Launch 

"World Development Report 2010: Development and Climate Change"  

 
 Date/Time: Thursday, December 3, 2009, 2:00 PM  
 Venue: Preston Auditorium (World Bank Main Complex, 1818 H Street NW 
 Presented by:  

Heidi Cullen; Rosina Bierbaum; Marianne Fay; William R. Cline; Stuart E. Eizenstat

 
     
 Book Launch 

"World Bank-Civil Society Engagement: Review of Fiscal Years 2007 to 2009"  

 
 Date/Time: Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 3:00 PM  
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: 

Marwan Muasher; John Garrison; Alnoor Ebrahim; Chad Dobson

 
     
 Book Launch "Trade and Poverty: Are Women the Missing Link? 
 Date/Time: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 12:00 PM  
 Venue: 

Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW)

 
 Presented by: Mayra Buvinic; Maurizio Bussolo; Rafael De Hoyos; Caren Grown  
     
 Film Screening 

"Reaching Out to Parents & Teachers in Peru" 

 
 Date/Time: Monday, December 14, 2009, 12:00 PM  
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: 

Pamela Cox; Carlos Felipe Jaramillo; Elizabeth M. King; Evangeline P. Javier; Chingboon Lee; Ines Kudo; Bibiana Melzi; Emiliana Vegas

 
     
 Book Launch "Road to Results: Designing and Conductive Effective Development Evaluations"  
 Date/Time: Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 12:00 PM  
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: Vinod Thomas; Linda Morra Imas; Ray C. Rist; Gerald M. Britan; ancy MacPherson 
     
 Book Launch 

"Petroleum Exploration and Production Rights" 

 
 Date/Time: Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 12:00 PM  
 Venue: IFC L-109 (2121 Pennsylvania Avenue NW) 
 Presented by: Alan Gelb (IFC); Paulo de Sa (IFC); Charles McPherson (IMF); Robert Bacon (IFC); Wayne Camard (IMF); Gerald M. Britan (USAID); Nancy MacPherson ( Rockefeller Foundation) 
   
 Book Launch 

"Bioenergy Development: Issues and Impacts for Poverty and Natural Resource Management" 

 
 Date/Time: Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 3:00 PM  
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: 

Gerhard Dieterle; Elizabeth Cushion; Linda Mossop-Rousseau; Tim Searchinger; Barbara Bramble

 
     
 Book Launch "Social Collaboration at the World Bank & Beyond"  
 Date/Time: Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 3:00 PM 
 Venue: Eugene Black Auditorium (1914 G St NW)  
 Presented by: Klaus Tilmes; Shelley B. Leibowitz;  Gentry Underwood; Kate Ehrlich; Rachel Kyte 
     
 Book Launch 

Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz discusses "Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy" 

 
 Date/Time: Thursday, January 21, 2010, 12:00 PM 
 Venue: IFC Auditorium (2121 Pennsylvania Avenue NW) 
 Presented by: 

Joseph E. Stiglitz; Otaviano Canuto

 
    
 Book Launch"Self-Enforcing Trade: Developing Countries and WTO Dispute Settlement" 
 Date/Time: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 3:00 PM 
 Venue Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: 

Bernard Hoekman; Chad P. Bown; Philip Levy; Jorge O. Miranda 

 
     
 Book Launch 

"Gender and Governance in Rural Services"  

 
 Date/Time:  Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 3:00 PM 
 Venue Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: 

Eija Pehu; Regina Birner; Shantayanan Devarajan; Doina Petrescu; Natasha Hayward

 
     
 Book Launch 

This event is cancelled "Origins, Journeys and Returns: Social Justice in International Higher Education"  

 
 Date/Time:  Wednesday, February 3, 2010, 3:00 PM 
 Venue Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: 

Otaviano Canuto; Joan Dassin; Toby Alice Volkman; Roberta Malee Bassett; Laurence Simon

 
     
 Book Launch "The Promise of Early Childhood Development in Latin America and the Caribbean"  
 Date/Time:  Thursday, February 18, 2010, 12:00 PM 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: Francisco H. G. Ferreira; Emiliana Vegas; Augusto de la Torre 
     
 Book Launch 

"Evaluating Climate Change & Development"   

 
 Date/Time: Thursday, February 18, 2010, 3:00 PM 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: Uma Lele; Kenneth Chomitz; Rob D. van den Berg; Juha Uitto 
     
 Book Launch 

"Does Decentralization Enhance Service Delivery and Poverty Reduction?" 

 
 Date/Time: Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 12:00 PM 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW) 
 Presented by: Shantayanan Devarajan; Kai Kaiser;  Carlo Cottarelli; Ehtisham Ahmad; Mario Marcel; Annalisa Fedelino 
     
 Book Launch "Have Fiscal Policies Constrained Needed Responses to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Developing Countries?"    
 Date/Time: Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 3:00 PM 
 Venue: Auditorium  I-200 (1850 I Street NW) 
 Presented by: Sanjeev Gupta; Peter Berman; Aldo Caliari; Rick Rowden; Brook Baker 
    
 Book Launch Film screening and panel discussion for "Enabling Business After Conflict: Liberia 
 Date/Time: Thursday, February 25, 2010, 3:00 PM 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW 
 Presented by: Janamitra Devan; David Brigman; Richard V. Tolbert; Milton Weeks; Jumoke Jagun-Dokunmu 
    
 Book Launch 

"Convenient Solutions to an Inconvenient Truth: Ecosystem-based Approaches to Climate Change"

 
 Date/Time: Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 3:00 PM 
 Venue: Auditorium  J1-050 (701 18th Street NW 
 Presented by: Warren Evans (ENV) ; Kathy Mackinnon (ENV); Gustavo A.B. da Fonseca (GEF) 
    


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