Law, Justice and Development Week 2017
Law, Justice and Development Week 2017
November 6-10, 2017Washington DC

The Law, Justice and Development Week 2017 will focus on the overarching theme Gender, Law and Development and will address the role of law and justice as enabler for a full and equal participation of women and men to development objectives.

Over the past two decades the world has witnessed significant progress in reducing the inequality between women and men, with constant expansion of international and national legal frameworks protecting women's rights. Yet, all around the world gaps persist. The World Bank in 2016 identified four priority areas to achieve gender equality:

  • Human endowments, notably remaining gaps in health and education.
  • Economic opportunity, by increasing participation in the labor force, boosting access to better jobs and increasing earnings.
  • Access to and control of key productive assets.
  • Voice and agency as expressed in freedom from violence, the ability to have voice and influence in governance and political processes, and the ability to exercise control in key decisions such as marriage, sexual activity, and child bearing. 

These four pillars are strongly interconnected. 


The Law, Justice and Development Week 2017 will convene a broad community of development professionals and will:

  • Discuss legal and regulatory frameworks critical to:

    • Formulating, revising and enforcing relevant national and international laws, programs, policies and National Strategic Plans on gender equality.

    • Removing barriers to women’s access to health, education, jobs, ownership and control of productive assets, like land and housing and access to finance, technology and insurance services needed to make these assets productive; and

    • Enhancing women’s voice and agency – that is, women’s capacity and
      opportunity to act independently. This includes engaging men and boys to more effectively tackle challenges related to child marriage, gender-based violence, social norms, and women’s participation in governance.

  • Share good practices in advancing gender equality among MDBs, National Development Agencies, International Organizations, private sector actors, Civil Society Organizations and others stakeholders.

For more information, please check the LJD Week 2017 Information Note




Registration will open on September 1, 2017 and close on October 22, 2017, at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time.

The registration fee includes all sessions and events on November 6-8, except those indicated as "closed" or "by invitation only" on the program. The program will be posted on September 1.

Refunds, credits and transfers will not be issued for cancellations or no-shows. All payments are final.


Participant Category

Early Registration
(September 1-30, 2017
11:59pm Eastern Standard Time)

Regular Registration
(October 1-22, 2017
11:59pm Eastern Standard Time)

  • Regular 



  • Students
$150 $300

  • Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development Partners (See the list of GFLJD Partners)
  • Government Officials
  • International Organizations
  • NGOs
  • Public Institutions
  • World Bank Group Alumni




  • Speakers
  • Sponsors
    (Speakers and Sponsors will not need to register. Once their participation is confirmed, their registration will be handled by the LJD Week 2017 Team.)






  • World Bank Group Staff
    (World Bank Group Staff will register on the WBG Open Learning Campus. A link to register will be provided on September 1.) 
Free Free



Sponsorship Opportunities

We welcome sponsorship from companies and organizations who work in the field of Law, Justice and Development, and Gender. Please check our brochure for Sponsorship Information.

  • WHEN: November 6-10, 2017
  • Where: World Bank Headquarters, Washington DC