World Development Report 2014
Risk and Opportunity: Key Insights from World Development Report 2014 on Managing Risk
October 9, 2013Preston Auditorium, World Bank, 1818 H St, NW, Washington, D.C.

Panel with the World Bank Chief Economist, the Director of the WDR 2014, and top experts on risk as it relates to conflict, financial crises, and the effects of shocks on the poorest.

The panel, from 4:00-5:30 pm EDT, will explore the 2014 World Development Report's findings and recommendations regarding how countries and communities can build resilience and boost prosperity through systematic and proactive risk management. Recognizing that risk is inherent in the development process, the report builds on extensive data and country experience to address how individuals, institutions, and countries can stop being only “crisis fighters” and become “proactive and systematic risk managers”. The panel will be moderated by Gillian Tett, assistant editor, the Financial Times.


Kaushik Basu

Sr. Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank

Ibrahim Elbadawi
Director, Economic Policy & Research Center, Dubai Economic Council

Rohini Pande
Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University

Hyun Song Shin
Professor of Economics, Princeton University

Norman Loayza
Director, World Development Report 2014

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