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Overview of Financial Sector Issues and Analysis

Sponsor: Financial and Private Sector Development Network

Location: World Bank Headquarters, Eugene Black Auditorium

Organized by: the Financial Systems Department and the Development Research Group of the World Bank

Overview:  The World Bank is pleased to announce the Overview of Financial Sector Issues and Analysis Workshop, to be held at the Eugene Black Auditorium of the World Bank in Washington, DC, from Monday, May 17th to Friday, May 21st, 2010.

The theme of the course this year will be The Financial Sector after the 2007-2008 Crisis. Lectures, case studies, and panel discussions will cover a broad spectrum of issues surrounding this theme. These issues include:

  • the role of the financial sector in the economy
  • the causes and reach of the financial crisis
  • policy lessons from the financial crisis
  • bank risk management models before and after the crisis
  • bank resolution mechanisms
  • building crisis management capabilities
  • the future of bank regulation
  • macro-prudential regulation and stress testing
  • capital markets and pension systems after the crisis
  • financial access
  • SME finance
  • microfinance

In each session, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussions with renowned scholars and policy experts, who will identify the critical questions related to each topic, explore the analytics of the issues, and share lessons from various countries’ experiences.

Target Audience: the seminar is intended for mid-level officials from central banks, ministries of finance, and financial regulatory agencies in developing countries, as well as staff involved in financial operations from international development organizations and the private sector. Some prior knowledge of financial issues is expected, and we suggest that only those with experience in this field attend. The seminar will be in English.

Fee: the registration fee is US$1,500, which covers all course materials plus admission to all seminar sessions. Travel, accommodations, and other expenses are not included, and are the responsibility of each participant.

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Contact: questions concerning this course should be addressed to
Natalya Berenshteyn
Senior Knowledge Management Assistant
Financial and Private Sector Development (FPD)
The World Bank Group
2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20433, USA
Tel: +1 (202) 473-9704 / Fax: +1 (202) 522-3480

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For Information: Natalya Berenshteyn

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