Second Annual IMF/World Bank/WTO Trade Workshop
June 5-6, 2013
More Trade Workshops and Conferences
Learning by Doing in Livelihoods Projects: Lessons from South Asia
June 5-6, 2013, MC2-800, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Participatory interventions in South Asia, such as the $3 billion portfolio of rural livelihoods projects, are going to be of significant importance in achieving the twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty and increasing shared prosperity by 2030. Since participatory interventions are complex, highly affected by context, and have uncertain trajectories of change, their effectiveness rests on their ability to experiment and learn from both success and failure. This workshop, which is jointly organized by the South Asia Rural Livelihoods Unit and the Development Research Group, examines various ways in which research and operations can collaborate to facilitate the ability of projects to learn by doing.
Overview of Financial Sector Issues and Analysis
May 20-24, 2013, Washington, DC
The 2013 Overview Course of Financial Sector Issues focuses on "Financial sector priorities and policies in a volatile world". Since 2007 the world economy has gone through the "Great Recession" and the "Euro Zone Crisis". Policy makers around the world are being confronted with constant volatility and uncertainty. The course will discuss the challenges and priorities faced by policy makers in the financial sector around the world.
Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Conference
The conference, May 13-14, will bring together academics and development practitioners to discuss the challenges of urbanization in view of rural-urban structural transformation. Organized by the World Bank and the George Washington University-Institute for International Economic Policy.
Land and Poverty Conference: April 8-11, 2013
Under the theme of “Moving towards transparent land governance: Evidence-based next steps”, the 2013 conference provided a forum for an evidence-based discussion of innovative approaches to follow up on recent global and regional initiatives, and concrete steps to improve land governance at country level in a way that contributes to poverty reduction, gender equality, and sustainable economic growth.