Conferences and Lectures

December 28, 2016


The Kuala Lumpur Conference Series is hosted by the World Bank's Development Research Group (DECRG) based in the World Bank Group Global Knowledge and Research Hub in Malaysia. The conference series invites leading economic researchers, government officials and public policy experts to discuss and debate about development economics and public policy.

DECRG Kuala Lumpur Conference Series

Date Theme
Jan 15-16, 2019 Globalization: Contents and Discontents
Jan 16-17, 2017 Enhancing the Quality of Service Delivery
May 16, 2016 Rise of the South at a Crossroads: A View from East Asia and Latin America

Local and Regional Conferences

Date Theme
Dec 5-8, 2017

Drivers of ASEAN Integration

42nd Federation of ASEAN Economic Associations (FAEA) Conference, jointly hosted with the Malaysian Economic Association (MEA)

Nov 8, 2016 End Poverty Campaign Panel Discussion

Report Launches and Lectures 




Event Information

July 16, 2018



Vijayendra Rao

Leora Klapper

Leora Klapper, Ghiyazuddin Ali Mohammad (Moderator)




World Bank

World Bank

World Bank, Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI)

Global Findex and the Fintech Revolution Public Lecture

Opening Remarks

Presentation: Key Findings of the 2017 Global Findex

Discussion: The Role of Fintech in Advancing Financial Inclusion

July 3, 2018

Lay Lian Chuah

World Bank

Khazanah Research Institute Brown Beg Seminar No. 6: Resource Misallocation and Productivity Gaps in Malaysia

Apr 12, 2018

Ata Can Bertay

Boedi Armanto, Aznan Abdul Aziz, Kenichiro Kashiwase, Donald Hanna, Sadiq Currimbhoy, Jose de Luna-Martinez (Moderator)

World Bank

Otoritas Jasa Keuangan Indonesia, Bank Negara Malaysia, IMF, CIMB, Maybank Kim Eng, World Bank

East Asia and Pacific Region Launch of the Global Financial Development Report 2017/2018: Bankers without Borders (jointly organized with Bank Negara Malaysia)

Presentation of Key Findings from the GFDR 2017/2018

Panel Discussion: The Future of International Banking – Benefits and Costs

Feb 7, 2018


Ayhan Kose



Ayhan Kose, Allen Ng, Richard Record (Moderator) 

World Bank 


World Bank, Khazanah Research Institute, World Bank

Launch of the January 2018 Global Economic Prospects (GEP) Report in Malaysia

Presentation of the Report: Broad-Based Upturn, but for How Long?         

Panel Discussion: What Does the Strengthening Global Economy Mean for Malaysia? 

Dec 5, 2016

Susmita Dasgupta

World Bank

Presentation at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) on “Minimizing Ecological Damage from Road Improvement in Tropical Forests: The Case of Myanmar”

Jul 21, 2016

Robert C. Merton

MIT Sloan School of Management

Asia School of Business – World Bank Talk on “Understanding the Sources of Alpha and Global Diversification Pays”

Mar 28, 2016

Kaushik Basu

World Bank

Master Lecture on Shared Prosperity – On the occasion of the World Bank Malaysia Office Launch

Mar 9, 2016

Uwe Deichmann

World Bank

World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends Launch

Date Theme
Jan 16-17, 2017 Enhancing the Quality of Service Delivery
May 16, 2016 Rise of the South at a Crossroads: A View from East Asia and Latin America