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Contesting Development

Participatory Projects and Local Conflict Dynamics in Indonesia

Thursday, June 16 at 12pm in Auditorium J1-050

Through an intensive examination of a large community-driven development project in Indonesia, this book examines three pressing issues at the nexus of social change and development policy: (1) the nature and extent of local-level conflict that accompanies institutional transitions, (2) the role of development projects in shaping those institutional transitions and local conflict dynamics, and (3) strategies for designing, implementing, and assessing project responses in transitional institutional environments.

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AUTHOR
Michael Woolcock
Lead Social Development Specialist, Development Research Group, World Bank

MODERATOR
Cyprian Fisiy
Sector Director, Social Development, Sustainable Development Network, World Bank

PANELISTS
Junaid Ahmad
Sector Manager, Urban and Water, Africa Region, World Bank

April Harding
Senior Economist, Health Nutrition and Population, World Bank

For panelist biographies, see below.

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AUTHOR:
Michael Woolcock
Lead Social Development Specialist, Development Research Group, World Bank
Mr. Woolcock is a Lead Social Development Specialist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank, where he has been worked since 1998. His research draws on a range of disciplinary theories and methods to explore the social dimensions of economic development, in particular the role that social institutions (kinship systems, business networks and civic organizations) play in shaping the survival and mobility strategies of marginalized groups. He is a co-founder of the World Bank's global 'Justice for the Poor' program, which focuses on improving the quality, legitimacy and accessibility of local justice systems.

MODERATOR:
Cyprian Fisiy
Sector Director, Social Development, Sustainable Development Network, World Bank
Mr. Fisiy is the Director of the Social Development Department. The Social Development Department offers advisory and operational support, research and innovative thinking in diverse areas at policy, program and project levels. The department provides guidance on social development considerations in both the World Bank’s lending and non-lending programs, and supplies technical support to ensure social safeguard compliance of World Bank-financed operations. Mr. Fisiy joined the World Bank in 1994 as a Social Scientist in the Africa Environment Sustainable Development Department (AFTES) and has since held various positions, including that of Lead Social Scientist for Poverty Reduction and Social Development in Africa, and Sector Manager in the East Asia and Pacific Sustainable Development Department (EASSO).

PANELISTS:
Junaid Ahmad
Sector Manager, Urban and Water, Africa Region, World Bank
Mr. Admad is the Sector Manager in the Urban and Water Unit of the Africa region. He focuses on the region's program on urban reform, water and sanitation, disaster management, fiscal decentralization and local governance. Prior to the World Bank, Mr. Ahmad worked as an Economic Consultant, Government of Bangladesh (1985 - 87). His World Bank career began as an Economist (1991-94), Special Assistant to the President, World Bank, Washington DC focusing on Africa (1995), Deputy Resident Representative and Principal Economist, World Bank Office, South Africa (1996-2000) and as Regional Team Leader and Lead Economist, Water and Sanitation Program, South Asia, World Bank, New Delhi from 2000-2004. Mr. Ahmad has published various papers on infrastructure service delivery, decentralization, and labor markets in World Bank and external journals.

April Harding
Senior Economist, Health Nutrition and Population, World Bank
Ms. Harding is a Senior Economist in the Health, Nutrition and Population Hub of the World Bank. Before she shifted her focus to health systems, Ms. Harding worked for seven years on private sector development and privatization in transition economies. This work included advice and technical assistance to governments in more than 13 countries, including advising the Polish and Russian governments on privatization in the early 1990s. Prior to her work at the World Bank, Ms. Harding was a Research Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. She has a strong interest in evaluation strategies, and is currently completing a book on how policy toward the private health sector can be improved to enhance the private sector contribution to public policy goals.

 

 




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