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February 2009

Global Dialogues as a Response to the Global Economic Crisis (II)

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The second global dialogue of this series focused on the impact of the global crisis on the national macro economies and on the financial systems.

Experts from from Argentina, Uruguay, Turkey, Poland, Hungary, Russia, South Africa, Indonesia, Philippines, and South Korea participated in this event. Speakers included Professor Guillermo Calvo of Columbia University, and Dr. Gerard Caprio of Williams College.

Global Dialogues as a Response to the Global Economic Crisis

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The World Bank Institute launched at the end of last year a global dialogue series geared towards policymakers, with the goal of facilitating real time cross-country discussion on the current global economic crisis.

The first videoconference focused on the impact of the financial crisis on state and local finance. Participants from Brazil, China, India and Russia contributed via satellite.

Watch the discussion.

World Bank’s International Essay Competition: Climate Change

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The World Bank’s 2009 essay competition (for people between the ages of 18 and 25) is open for submissions until February 22nd. The topic is climate change. Prizes of US$ 3,000, 2,000 and 1,000 up for grabs.

A good opportunity to put into practice the advice at the excellent From Poverty to Power blog: Why is development writing so turgid?

Fridays Academy: Technology and Growth

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This week we start a new series on "Understanding Growth and Poverty". In upcoming Fridays we will be looking at issues such as technology, urbanization, corruption and others, and at how they relate with growth and poverty. As usual, based on Raj Nallari and Breda Griffith's lecture notes.


Technology and Growth

Special ‘financial crisis’ issue of World Bank Research Digest

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The latest issue of the quarterly World Bank Research Digest includes a summary of past World Bank research papers that provide lessons relevant to the present situation; new papers written since September 2008; and projections for future economic growth across the world’s developing regions.