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WDR 2016: Digital Dividends
Poland Launch: World Development Report 2016 - Digital Dividends
April 11, 2016Warsaw

This year's edition of the "World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends" looks at the impact of digital technologies on the development of countries and societies.

Digital technologies have spread rapidly in much of the world.

Digital dividends—that is, the broader development benefits from using these technologies—have lagged behind. In many instances, digital technologies have boosted growth, expanded opportunities, and improved service delivery. Yet their aggregate impact has fallen short and is unevenly distributed.

For digital technologies to benefit everyone everywhere requires closing the remaining digital divide, especially in internet access.

But greater digital adoption will not be enough. To get the most out of the digital revolution, countries also need to work on the “analog complements”—by strengthening regulations that ensure competition among businesses, by adapting workers’ skills to the demands of the new economy, and by ensuring that institutions are accountable.

14.00 – 14.10  Opening address:

                          Jerzy Kwieciński, Deputy Minister of Development

14.10 – 14.20  Opening address:

                          Marina Wes, the World Bank Representative in Poland

14.20 – 14.50  Presentation of the report World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends

                           Uwe Deichmann, Co-Director of the World Development Report 2016.

14.50 – 15.10  Presentation by the Ministry of Digital Affairs on the digital economy in Poland

                           Krzysztof Szubert, Strategic Advisor to the Minister of Digital Affairs

15.10 – 16.00  Panel discussion and questions. Panel discussion participants:

                           Jerzy Kwieciński, Deputy Minister of Development

                           Andrzej Piotrowski, Deputy Minister of Energy

                           Juan Navas-Sabater, Lead ICT Specialist in the World Bank

                           Maciej Wyszoczarski, Managing Director in the PKO BP

16.00                 End of the conference

  • when: April 11th, 2016 at 14.00
  • where: Pod Kopułą Hall, Plac Trzech Krzyży 3/5, Warsaw

Poland Launch: WDR 2016

Poland Launch: WDR 2016

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