The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. Its five institutions share a commitment to reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development. In the context of the World Bank's broad development agenda, the Legal Vice Presidency Unit (VPU) provides legal services required by the World Bank and plays an active role in all World Bank's activities. Its mission is to develop sound, flexible and innovative legal solutions to enable the World Bank to successfully respond to the evolving needs of its members while protecting it from legal and reputational risks in a demanding global environment.
In addition, the Legal VPU serves as a knowledge center, leveraging partnerships inside and outside the World Bank to promote cross learning among practitioners. The Law, Justice and Development (LJD) Week is an important platform for the Legal VPU to contribute to the World Bank’s knowledge agenda. LJD Week is the only event of its kind, bringing together the global community engaged in using law and legal tools to contribute to development. It is organized by the legal functions of the World Bank Group, in collaboration with partners of the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development and other international finance, knowledge and innovation actors. Each year, the Law, Justice and Development Week focuses on a unique overarching theme. The event draws over 1,000 participants and convenes a broad community of development professionals, including those attending the General Counsel Roundtable bringing together general counsel and heads of the legal departments of over 40 International Financial Institutions.
Law, Justice and Development Week 2018: Rights, Protection and Development
November 5-9, 2018 | World Bank, Washington DC
Law, Justice and Development Week 2017: Gender, Law and Development
November 6-10, 2017 | World Bank, Washington DC
Law, Justice and Development Week 2016: Law, Climate Change and Development
December 5-9, 2016 | World Bank, Washington DC
Law, Justice and Development Week 2015: Governance and the Law
November 16-20, 2015 | World Bank, Washington DC
Law, Justice and Development Week 2014: Financing and Implementing the Post-2015 Development Agenda
October 20-24, 2014 | World Bank, Washington DC
Law, Justice and Development Week 2013: Towards a Science of Delivery in Development
November 18-22, 2013 | World Bank, Washington DC