|Time||Concurrent technical sessions |
1a. How to Detect Program Impact in Real Time. This session will showcase innovative and cost-effective methods and tools, such as real-time data collection, that EFI is piloting to assess the impact of projects and programs on reducing poverty and improving shared prosperity. Learn how these exciting new ideas are creating important feedback loops for greater development effectiveness – particularly in fragile or conflict-affected countries where traditional methods are not feasible.
Speaker: Carolina Sanchez-Páramo, Global Director for Poverty & Equity
1b. Reinvigorating the Fight Against Corruption as a Development Priority. The international community has put in place a complex, global architecture supporting the fight against corruption However, continuous changes to the global financial system present unique and greater challenges in the fight against corruption and require different approaches. New technologies and opportunities for moving funds internationally have developed rapidly, facilitating international business, but also facilitating the hiding of the flows of illicit proceeds. This session will discuss this evolving context and provide an overview of new approaches for detecting and deterring corruption.
Speaker: Ahmadou Moustapha Ndiaye, Senior Advisor
2a. GovTech: Bringing Governments into the 21st Century. The session will examine how the GovTech Global Partnership (GTGP) is promoting the use of technology to transform the public sector and improve governance outcomes. The focal areas include service delivery, citizen engagement, and modernizing core operations for efficiency, transparency and accountability. Special topics will focus on universal access of technological solutions in light of the IDA19 commitment on accessible GovTech, gender, and developing ecosystems.
Speaker: Kimberly Johns, Senior Public Sector Specialist
2b. Female Entrepreneurship: New and Emerging Opportunities. EFI’s contribution is critical to reaching the WBG’s goals with respect to women’s jobs and assets, as well as strengthening voice and agency. The session will highlight EFI’s approach to tackling gender challenges in support of female entrepreneurship and provide examples of innovative projects and their relevance to the Jobs and Economic Transformation (JET) agenda. It will engage participants in a discussion on promising areas for future activities and cooperation, including: access to markets and finance; strengthening entrepreneurial skills and support ecosystems; use of digital services; improving institutional and regulatory frameworks.
Speakers: Jana Malinska, Program Manager, We-Fi
Anja Robakowski-Van Stralen, Analyst, EFI Gender Team
Margaret Miller, Lead Financial Sector Economist
2c. Intensifying our Focus on Fragility, Conflict, and Violence: The WBG is issuing a new strategy for engagement in FCVs, which will receive increased attention by IDA19. This session will explore how EFI is intensifying engagement in FCVs through rebuilding institutions and core functions of the state in post-conflict situations.
Speakers: Nabila Assaf, Practice Manager
Jean Denis Pesme, Practice Manager
Abebe Adugna Dadi, Practice Manager
2d. Avoiding the Growth Slowdown. Robust potential growth remains the foundation for lasting poverty reduction. Yet, long term trends in fundamental growth drivers are such that most emerging markets and developed economies (EMDEs) face the prospects of slowing potential growth over the next decade. Several policy options are available to stem this slowdown.
Speakers: Ayhan Kose, Director, Prospects Group
Franziska Ohnsorge, Manager, Prospects Group
3a. Addressing Debt Vulnerabilities. This session will discuss debt management, debt transparency and fiscal risk engagements and provide evidence of the results from related trust funded activities.
Speaker: Doerte Doemeland, Practice Manager
3b. Procurement and the Changing Landscape of Development. Opportunities and challenges for comprehensive country reforms, FCV contexts and driving economic impact.
Speaker: Vinay Sharma, Global Director for Procurement, Governance
3c. Scaling up Long-term Finance via Capital Markets. This session will cover main initiatives in course and under discussion to integrate WBG advisory and operations to capital markets solutions involving both domestic and foreign institutional investors. These initiatives seek the scaling up of financing especially for sustainable financing and in strategic sectors such as infrastructure and housing. This session will also cover highlights from on the ground experience with the WBG JCAP program.
Speaker: Anderson Silva, Practice Manager, Long-term Finance
3d. Advancing Financial Reporting, Transparency and Accountability. Effective financial reporting systems can help improve fiscal management and discipline, while fostering transparency and accountability. This can lead to improved macro-economic stability, enhanced delivery of public service delivery, and more efficient use of resources. This session will reflect on the lessons from countries that have implemented financial reporting reforms, both in the public and private sectors, and discuss the benefits of a Global Partnership for Advancing Financial Reporting, Transparency and Accountability in addressing these challenges.
Speakers: Fily Sissoko, Practice Manager
Adenike Sherifat Oyeyiola, Practice Manager
4a. Disruptive Technologies. This session is an exploration of the latest thinking and new directions in the area of disruptive technology. We will look at what it will take to harness new technologies for inclusive development with a focus on FinTech, GovTech and digital platforms and entrepreneurship including CGAP linkages.
Speakers: Mary Hallward-Driemeier, Senior Economic Advisor
Martha Licetti, Practice Manager, Markets and Technology
Kimberly Johns, Senior Public Sector Specialist