The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to deliver climate change commitments, and the rise in conflicts has amplified the need for more effective government, from the central to the local level. The Future of Government report and supporting website is a guide for governments and non-governmental actors to reimagine the role of the State in formulating policy, providing regulation and delivering services for development outcomes. The report includes a call to action for those working in government and those seeking to influence government for the better, to start building coalitions for change, now.
On June 23, 2022, the World Bank hosted the Future of Government: Reimagining Government for Good event through World Bank Live that discussed how governments and other stakeholders can create a government of the future.
8:00 am: Welcome from moderator, Paul Blake.
8:03 am – 8:15 am: Introduction of report by Donna Andrews and Tim Williamson.
8:15 am – 8:35 am: Discussion with speakers below:
- Edward Olowo-Okere, Global Director, Governance
- George Werner, former Education Minister, Liberia
- Peck Kem Low, Chief HR Office, Singapore Government
- Laura Chinchilla, former President, Costa Rica.
8:35 am – 8:55 am: Q&A with audience.
8:58 am – 9:00 am: Closing.