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  • Measuring Law and Institutions: Second Workshop• Organized by Universite Paris X Nanterre, Paris, France • The second workshop focused on methodological challenges in the construction of quantitative approaches of law, institutions and their socio-economic impacts, and gathered academics who have constructed indicators of their own, developed innovative technologies and criticized some of the indicators currently used • 14 - 15 December 2007
  • Transparency and Ethical Values• San Salvador, El Salvador • This program brought awareness to the Salvadorian community in regards to the importance of judiciary transparency and access to information as ways to improve democracy in the country. A series of conferences, workshops and panel discussions took place focusing on several issues, including; transparency (municipal, judiciary, electoral), government effectiveness (e-government, government acquisitions) and accountability (access to information). Daniel Kaufmann delivered a keynote speech on the topics of transparency and governance • 3 - 7 December 2007
  • Performance Accountability and Integrity• Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina • The World Bank Institute (WBI) in partnership with the Government of Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Government of Austria conducted this workshop • 4 - 6 December 2007
  • Governance Matters: Debunking the Afro-pessimism Myth• Washington, DC • Organized by the Center for Global Development, this presentation focused on the most recent update of the World Bank Institute's (WBI) well-known global Governance Indicators, prepared by Daniel Kaufmann, Aart Kraay, and Massimo Mastruzzi • 28 November 2007 •View presentation  
  • The Role of Parliaments in Promoting Good Financial Management and Accountability in Africa • Tunis, Tunisia • WBI, in conjunction with the Joint Africa Institute (JAI), the African Development Bank (AfDB), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), convened a seminar designed to enhance the knowledge of parliamentarians and senior parliamentary staff on issues relating to fiscal and financial accountability • 19 - 23 November 2007 • View recommendations
  • The Governance Institutes Forum for Training in the Middle East and North Africa (GIFT-MENA) • Launched by WBI in March 2006, it is a consortium that brings together MENA schools and institutes specialized in the training of government civil servants. It is a regional partnership for the creation and sharing of knowledge on governance • 20 November 2007 • View presentation
  • Brown Bag Lunch on the Role of Democratic Oversight in Combating Corruption: the Peruvian experience • Washington DC • Organized by the World Bank Institute • 15 November 2007 • Presentation 1• Presentation 2
  • ‘Afro-Pessimism’ vs. ‘Irrational Exuberance’ or a New Day for Africa Governance?:  A comparative empirical perspective on governance in African countries • Washington DC • Conference sponsored by the Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship program • 12 November 2007 • View presentation
  • Annual Congress of King Prajadhipok Institute • Bangkok, Thailand • Rick Stapenhurst from WBI gave a keynote address on Governance, Ethics and Codes of Conduct • 8 - 10 November 2007
  • 43rd Colloquium of IDEA (Instituto de Desarrollo Empresarial de la Argentina) • Mar de Plata, Argentina • At this panel views about the fundamental challenges to promoting sustainable development, governance and democracy to Argentina and the region were discussed • 9 November 2007 • View presentation
  • Working Group Meeting for the World Justice Project• Chicago, Illinois • WBI collaborated in this project headed by eminent economists and jurists. During this meeting, presentations of preliminary research were given, towards the set of articles and compendium for the 2008 World Justice Forum in Vienna, Austria were presented • 6 November 2007
  • Workshop on Public Sector Governance in India• New Delhi, India • The Indian Institute of Public Administration in partnership with the Government of Japan and the World Bank Institute sponsored this workshop. Anwar Shah from WBI spoke on Innovations in Public Management • 29 October - 2 November 2007
  • Ibrahim Index of African Government: An Assessment • Brookings Institution • The Brookings Institution hosted Professor Robert Rotberg of the Kennedy School of Government to discuss the creation of his new Index of African Governance and its implications for the Mo Ibrahim African Leadership Prize. The prize was recently awarded to former President Chissano of Mozambique. Commentary was provided by Aart Kraay (World Bank) and Chris Fomuyoh (National Democratic Institute) • 25 October 2007 • View PresentationConference on Governance for Development• Wilton Park, England • This learning activity was attended by approximately 40 participants, including parliamentarians, civil society representatives, academics/ resource people and donor representatives • 22 - 25 October 2007
  • Business Engagement for Governance - Business and the Rules of the Game• World Bank Headquarters, Washington, DC • The 12th International Business Forum pinpointed the role private business can and should play in shaping tomorrow's global governance structures and suggested corresponding adjustments required by the public sector • 9 - 10 October 2007
  • Leadership Forum: High Performance in Development • World Bank office, Marseilles, France • Organized by the World Bank Institute • 9- 10 October 2007
  • Myths and Realities on Governance and Corruption Worldwide: Lessons from a Decade of Empirics • The Centre for Developing-Area Studies (CDAS) • Montreal, Quebec, Canada • This lecture was co-hosted by CDAS and the Political Science Department at McGill University • 28 September 2007 •View presentation
  • Forum Africa Canada• Montreal, Quebec, Canada • The 3rd edition of this Forum Africa Canada is a unique opportunity to discover new perspectives of commercial development on both continents • Daniel Kaufmann from WBI was keynote speaker • 27 - 28 September 2007 •View presentation
  • The Return of the Left and the Future of Reform in Latin America • Lima, Peru • Conference organized by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) • 12 - 13 September 2007 • View presentation
  • Gobernanza Nacional y Local: Una persectiva empirica comparativa , Special Lectura / Ponencia Especial • Lima, Peru • Organized by the IRI, it featured a special lecture in Spanish by Daniel Kaufmann, and noted Peruvian discussants • 13 September 2007 • View presentation 
  • Conference on Economic Perspectives and Politics in Latin America • Lima, Peru  • Hosted by the School of Economics from the Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas in Peru, as part of their fifth Annual Economic Convention • 13 - 14 September 2007 • View Presentation
  • Recent Trends in Legislative Oversight • Detroit, Michigan • WBI collaborated with the Research Committee of Legislative Specialists to facilitate a roundtable on Recent Trends in Parliamentary Oversight • 29 August - 1 September, 2007
  • Legislative Oversight, Influence and Autonomy: Changing the Balance of Power • State University of New York, Albany • WBI Governance Team collaborated with the Research Committee of Legislative Specialists to organize a two-day conference • 24 - 26 August 2007 • To listen to Daniel Kaufmann's audio presentation, please visit,com_csis_events/task,view/id,1283/.
  • Vers une Strategie Nationale de Lutte Contre la Corruption• Port-au Prince, Haiti • The Colloque Scientifique sur la Corruption brought together representatives from the government, the private sector, civil society and Haiti’s international development partners • 19 - 25 August 2007
  • Strengthening PACs and the PAC-Auditor General Nexus • Legislature of British Columbia, Victoria, Canada • WBI organized an international session at the annual meeting of the Canadian Council of PACs and the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors • 19 - 21 August 2007
  • Anti-Corruption Efforts in Latin America: Lessons Learned • Washington, DC • This event was organized by CSIS and examined country-specific and regional efforts at countering official corruption, analyzing the degree to which progress has been made and the further steps needed to bring a higher degree of ethics and transparency to governance • 10 July 2007
  • Governance for Economic Growth in Developing Countries: What Matters, and Can We Measure it? • London • Workshop sponsored by the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) • 2 - 3 July 2007 • View Agenda (85.5 kb PDF)
  • Who is Afraid of Data on Governance and Corruption? Inconvenient Facts for Statisticians, Academics, and Policy Makers • Jerusalem, Israel • Seminar organized by the Central Bureau of Statistics • 1 July 2007 • View Presentation ( 770 kb PDF)
  • The Role of Public Accounts Committees in Combating Corruption • Kenya • The World Bank Institute, in support of the State University of New York (SUNY) and Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) conducted a workshop composed of Chairs and senior Members of the Public Accounts Committees (PACs) • 28 - 30 June 2007
  • The 15th Caesarea Forum • Haifa, Israel • Hosted by the Israel Democracy Institute • 27 - 28 June 2007 • View Agenda (11.4 kb PDF)
  • June Roundtables in Morocco - Scaling up Rapid Results Pilots • Casablanca and Rabat, Morrocco • Organized by the Government of Morocco's Ministry of the Interior and attended by the World Bank Institute. The roundtables were held to examine the challenges involved in implementing INDH and harvested lessons learned from the Rapid Results Initiatives launched in December of 2006 • 4 - 5 June 2007
  • Democracy, Governance  and Corruption in Latin America: An Empirical Perspective  • Free University, Amsterdam, Netherlands • Organized by the Society for International Development • 14 May 2007 • View presentation (487 kb PDF)
  • Special Seminar on Corruption • The Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University • Washington, DC • 16 April 2007
  • Oversight Body for the Law on Access to Public Information,• Santo Domingo, Puerto Rico • This conference addressed the need for an oversight body for the country’s Access to Public Information Law, passed in 2004. This conference was held in the partnership with the National Council on State Reform (CONARE), the Ethics Commission, and European Union • 28 - 29 March 2007
  • "On Governance and Corruption: Empirics, Lessons, and Strategic Options" Economics
    Training Program Seminar -- IMF Institute • Washington, DC • 8 February 2007
    View presentation (386 kb PDF)
  • "Non-State Actors Matters for Public Governance: An unorthodox empirical perspective" • Conference on ‘Non-State Actors as Standard Setters: The Erosion of the Public-Private Divide’; Basel Institute of Governance • Basel, Switzerland • 8 February 2007View Presentation (361 kb PDF)
  • 'Measuring Governance Worldwide: Possibilities, Pitfalls, and Applications', Update on World Bank’s Aggregation of Worldwide Governance Indicators Project • Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom • 6 February 2007. View Presentation (267 kb PDF)
  • "Restoring Trust in the Political Process" • Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference, day on Integrity in Public Life & Tackling Corruption • Houses of Parliament, London, United Kingdom •  6 February 2007 • View Presentation (370 kb PDF)
  • "Worldwide Governance Indicators and key Findings: Implications for Credit, Investment and Policies in Emerging Markets", Conference on ‘Political Risk Revisited’ • Chatham House, London, United Kingdom • 5 February 2007View Presentation (172 kb PDF)
  • "La Gouvernance dans le monde: constats et implications pratiques" • Conseil National Économique et Social (CNES) • Algers, Algeria • 3 February 2007 • View Presentation (361 kb PDF, in French)
  • Parliamentary Strengthening: South Asia • WBI • Washington, DC • 2 - 28 January 2007
  • Leveraging E-Government for Successful Anti-corruption • Washington, DC • 17 January 2007 •Watch the B-Span webcast (Streaming Video, Real Player)

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