Event type
Panel Discussion

Migration and Global Development: A World Bank Group Perspective

December
18
,
2017
Time
12:30-2:00pm
Venue
Location
Washington DC
Event description

On the occasion of the International Migrants Day, the panel of distinguished economists will discuss the significance of cross-border migration in facilitating development and the WBG’s responses to date. Panelist will speak on the potential role of multilateral and regional institutions in addressing the opportunities and challenges posed by migration, and explore innovative ideas to promote the developmental impacts of migration in the sending and receiving countries. The discussion would build on the 2016 Board Paper Migration and Development: A Role for the World Bank Group.

 

Speakers

Panelists:

Shanta Devarajan

Senior Director for Development Economics, World Bank

Hans Peter Lankes

Vice President of Economics and Private Sector Development, IFC

Sudhir Shetty

Chief Economist of the East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank

Albert Zeufack

Chief Economist, Africa Region, World Bank

 

Moderator

Dilip Ratha

Head of KNOMAD, Lead Economist, Migration and Remittances, Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice, World Bank

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