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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala recaps the 2009 Annual Meetings

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I'm back from Istanbul today, looking back at some of the important events and messages that came out of the 2009 Annual Meetings. Before we all left Istanbul, however, Alison caught up with World Bank Managing Director Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and asked her to provide a short recap of the Meetings.

 

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Submitted by Michael Nelson on
This has the potential to be a good idea, but the internet connection speed in (this) country office makes this innovation self-defeating. I gave up trying to watch it after five minutes, when it was about 45 seconds into the interview. I think Ngozi was speaking of internal reforms in the Bank. Washington-centricity is one place to focus.

You're right Michael: we need to look at new ways of delivering content while also trying to be cognizant of resource and connection constraints in various parts of the world. Publishing video may not be the best way to ensure broad access for some things, but works in other places. I'll write a post about these issues on the Inside The Web blog in the next few days: I'm looking forward to your comments on how we can ensure rich multimedia content while still catering to low-access areas. http://blogs.worldbank.org/insidetheweb/

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