World Bank Public Seminar: The Role of the World Bank and Partnership with Japan - For Those Who Want to Work for A World Free of Poverty
June 7, 2013Tokyo

In the past years, there has been a strong movement in many parts of the world calling for more transparency, accountability, and participation in governance. The World Bank itself is undergoing a transformation. Like any other public institution, the Bank is accountable to the people of its 188 member countries. The World Bank has embarked on a fundamental shift in its approach to sharing information and to opening up the Bank to new forms of engaging with citizens. As part of this approach, the World Bank has launched new initiative called Open Development. Open Development is a whole package of data, researches, information, and analytical tools that you can find on the internet. They are free, no password required. Open Development is also about partnerships and collaboration between the Bank, development partners, and citizens to find solutions to development challenges.

The workshop will offer training using PC to introduce how to use online resources of the Bank. We hope that this workshop would be useful for those who perform functions directly related to research, knowledge management, or development work. We encourage participants to bring a laptop computer. 


2:00 - 2:05

Opening Remarks
Kazushige Taniguchi, Special Representative, Japan

2:05 - 2:10

Introduction and Overview
Carl Hanlon, Regional Communications Manager for East Asia & the Pacific

2:10 - 3:10 

Open Development and Access to Information
Hannah George, Senior Communications Officer, External Affairs Operational Communications

3:10 - 4:10 

Open Data
Neil Fantom, Manager, Development Data Group

4:10 - 5:10

Open Finance
Prasanna Lal Das, Lead Program Officer, Controllers

5:10 - 5:30


Event Details
  • Date/Time: 
    Friday, June 7, 2013
  • Venue: 
    World Bank Tokyo Office - Conference Room
    10F, Fukoku Seimei Bld. 2-2-2 Uchisaiwai-cho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0011
  • Language: English
  • CONTACT: The World Bank Tokyo Office