On the 31st of October and 1st of November, the Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) team is bringing together a range of external speakers and Bank staff to discuss how to make policymakers pay more attention to evidence when formulating policy.
Join high level policy makers, donors, NGOs and think tanks as they debate how evidence can be used to influence policy design; discuss how politics shapes and drives policy reform processes, and how the poor can get a voice in policy making.
This event is meant to highlight ways to more systematically consider the poverty, equity and social impacts of the policies the Bank supports, as well as explore how our clients can conduct and use such analysis as an integral part of their domestic policy debate.
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Jaime Saavedra, Director Poverty Reduction and Equity, The World Bank
Cyprian Fisiy, Director Social Development, The World Bank
| 10:45 - 12:30 pm | Negotiating policy reform - technical solutions with political traction Current and ex government officials as well as WB staff will discuss the political economy of recent reforms, and what role analysis and evidence provided by PSIAs can play in an inherently political process.
Chair: Jaime Saavedra, Director Poverty Reduction and Equity, The World Bank
Felipe Kast, Presidential Delegate for Reconstruction and former Minister of Planning, Chile | PRESENTATION|
Ricardo Paes de Barros, Under-Secretary of the Office of Strategic Action from the Secretariat for Strategic Affairs of the Presidency of Republic, Brazil | PRESENTATION|
Ijaz Nabi, Member of Pakistan's Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council, Chief Minister Punjab's advisory Council and the Monetary Policy Committee of the State Bank of Pakistan
| 12:30 - 2:00 pm |Luncheon Keynote Address "Making space for voices of the poor in policy and programs"
Chair: Cyprian Fisiy, Director Social Development, The World Bank
Lant Pritchett, Professor of the Practice of International Development, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University | PRESENTATION |
| 2:00 - 2:15 pm | Coffee break | 2:30 - 3:45 pm | Capacity building for better analysis of policy impact Representatives from governments, civil society and think-tanks will discuss what they think is needed to enable governments to perform ex-ante analysis of the impacts of reforms. Examples of how past reform initiatives helped build country-level capacity for analysis and to address poverty and social impacts of these reforms will be presented.
Chair: Elke Kasmann, Project Coordinator, Poverty and Social Impact Analysis and Monitoring, GIZ, Germany
Sanjay Upadhyay, Advocate Supreme Court of India & Managing Partner, Enviro Legal Defence Firm | PRESENTATION|
Nguyen Thi Kim Dung, Acting Director, Department of Public Services Policy, Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), Hanoi, Vietnam | PRESENTATION|
Tuyen Nghiem, Senior Researcher, Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (CRES), Hanoi, Vietnam | PRESENTATION|
Efrem Chilima, Deputy Director for Economic Planning, Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Malawi | PRESENTATION|
| 3:45 - 4:00 pm | Coffee break | 4:00 - 5:00 pm | Panel on Mainstreaming PSIA at the World Bank
Moderator: Michal Rutkowski, Sector Director, Human Development, The World Bank
Ingrid Hoven, Executive Director for Germany, The World Bank
Marianne Fay, Chief Economist, Sustainable Development Network, The World Bank
Otaviano Canuto, Vice President PREM, The World Bank
Carlos Felipe Jaramillo, Country Director for Central America, The World Bank
Gaurav Relhan, ICT Specialist, Africa Urban & Water unit, The World Bank | PRESENTATION |
| 11:00 - 11:15 am | Coffee break
| 11:15 - 12:30 pm | Examples of on-going PSIA work These presentations will highlight how analysis supported through the MDTF can contribute to policy reform processes.
Chairs: Tom Eriksen, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Norway and Wilma van Esch, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Netherlands
Sohail J. Malik, Chairman, Innovative Development Strategies (Pvt.) Ltd. Pakistan and Visiting Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute
Paolo Verme, Senior Poverty Specialist, MNA, The World Bank
Gary Stuggins, Lead Energy Economist, The World Bank | PRESENTATION |
| 12:30 - 2:00 pm |Boxed Lunch served Panel Discussion on PSIAs in fragile situations: "Can we use PSIA in rapidly changing policy environments to bring about sustainable, pro-poor reform?" This is a difficult issue all development agencies are struggling with. The panel will discuss when and what type of PSIAs might be appropriate in politically unstable situations, where there is also pressure to have rapid policy change.
Moderator: Elisabeth Huybens, Sector Manager, Social Development, The World Bank
Kathleen Kuehnast, Director, Gender and Peacebuilding Center, United States Institute of Peace
Noah Gottschalk, Senior Policy Advisor for Humanitarian Response, Oxfam America