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Conference: Making Macro Social Analysis Work for Policy Dialogue

  Tuesday, May 16: Opening
Welcome by Host and Inaugural Address
Caroline Kende-Robb, Acting Director, Social Development, The World Bank 
Steen L. Jorgensen, Acting Vice President, Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development, The World Bank
Political economy of reforms – cutting edge work on managing the political economy of reform processes
Inaugural Address: “Making Macro Social Analysis Work for Policy Dialogue: Opportunities and Challenges”
  Wednesday, May 17: Perspectives on Macro Social and Political Analysis
Overview of Key Socio-economic and Political Issues in Development Assistance
Chair: Andrew Norton, Lead Social Development Specialist, The World Bank
Michael Woolcock, Senior Social Scientist, The World Bank
ArrowKey Socio-economic and Political Issues in Development Assistance
Caroline Moser, Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institution
ArrowGetting Assets Right in Macro Social Analysis
Gary Green, Professor Department of Sociology
ArrowDigging Deeper into Macro Social Analysis
Donor Approaches to Social and Institutional Analysis
Chair: Arthur Erken, Associate Director, Policy and Global Quality Standards, UNDG
Ann Freckleton, Head,  Effective States,United Kingdom Department for International Development
ArrowDrivers of Change: Lessons and Challenges
Esse Nilsson, Policy and Network Department, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
ArrowCountry Level Analysis for Poverty Reduction
Jerry Hyman, Director, Democracy and Governance
ArrowUSAID Democracy and Governance Assessments
The World Bank Experience of Macro Social Analysis
Chair: Anis A Dani, Adviser, Social Policy, The World Bank
Lucia Fort, Senior Gender Specialist, The World Bank
ArrowWorld Bank Country Gender Assessments
Doris Voorbraak, Senior Public Sector Management Specialist, The World Bank
ArrowGovernance and Anti-Corruption Diagnostics: Institutional Governance Reviews (IGRs)
Conflict Analyses:  Per Wam, Senior Social Scientist, The WorldBank
ArrowConflict Analysis
  Thursday, May 18:Influencing Policy Dialogue: Country Experiences
Influencing Policy Dialogue: Policy Makers and Development
Graeme Wheeler, Managing Director, Office of the President, The World Bank
Jose Miguel Insulza, Secretary General, Organization of American States
Country Social Analysis: Lessons and Challenges
Chair: Carlos Sojo, Director, FLACSO, Costa Rica
ArrowCSA: Lessons and Challenges
Estanislao Gacitua Mario, Senior Social Scientist, The World Bank
ArrowMacro Social Analysis: Integrating Socio-economic and Political Factors into Policy
Francois Gaulme, Chargée de Mission, Agence Francaise de Development
ArrowCSA : An Unauthorized French View
Ben Dickinson, Head of Development and Cooperation Department, OECD
ArrowPower and Drivers of Change Analysis
From Understanding to Influencing: Case Studies    
Parallel Session A 
Inequality Traps, Social Mobility, and Institutional Constraints
Moderator: Isabel Ortiz, Senior Interregional Adviser, UN DESA
Mesky Brhane,   Social Development Specialist, The World Bank
ArrowFrom Understanding to Influencing: Yemen CSA
Lynn Bennett, Lead Social Development Specialist, The World Bank
ArrowUnequal Citizens: Gender, Caste and Ethnic Exclusion in Nepal
Jan Waltmans, The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
ArrowSocio-cultural Factors Promoting and Hindering Reforms and Development
Parallel Session B 
Conflict and Politics in Fragile States
Moderator: Christian Lotz, Senior Operations Officer, The World Bank
Dorte Verner, Senior Economist, The World Bank
ArrowSocial Resilience and State Fragility in Haiti
Per Wam, Senior Social Scientist, The World Bank
ArrowSomalia Conflict analysis: Conflict-Sensitive Assistance
  Friday, May 19:Implications for Future Work
Refining Policy Recommendations: Views from Management
Chair: Caroline Kende-Robb, Acting Director, The World Bank
Caroline Anstey, Country Director, The World Bank
Louise Fox, Lead Specialist, The World Bank
McDonald Benjamin, Sector Manager, The World Bank
ArrowMaking Macro Social Analysis Work for Policy Dialogue: Refining Policy Recommendations
Moving Ahead: From Analysis to Policy Impact
Moderator: Andrew Norton,Lead Social Development Specialist, The World Bank
Group work (six parallel groups) (45 min)
Plenary Session (45 min)
Wrap up - Andrew Norton (15 min)
Closing Comments :
Caroline Kende-Robb, Acting Director, Social Development, The World Bank 

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