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World Development Report 2020 Consultation

The cover image is a screen capture of an interactive visualization depicting the flow of international trade, with each dot representing US$1 billion in value. The interactive map was created by data visualization expert Max Galka, from his Metrocosm blog: Used with the permission of Max Galka; further permission required for reuse.


  • Emerging technologies, e-commerce and GVCs. (May 13, 2019, Iquique, Chile)
  • APEC Senior Officials Meetings. (May 7–10, 2019, Viña Del Mar, Chile)
  • Better Understanding GVCs in the APEC Region (Chile, May 7–9, 2019)
  • Agence Française de Développement and International Labor Organization (planned, Paris, May 2019)
  • Spring Meetings Civil Society Policy Forum  (Washington, DC, April 11,2019)
    Global Value Chains and Sustainable Development panel organized by International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). Moderated by Leo Baunach, Director Washington office ITUC and Global Unions. Aaditya Mattoo, Director WDR2020, and Claire Hollweg, Senior Economist, presented the report. Panellists: Sarah Gammage, Director of Gender, Economic Empowerment and Livelihoods, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), Brian Finnegan, Global Worker Rights Coordinator, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), and Soren Ambrose, Policy Advisor – Fiscal Justice, ActionAid International.
  • Spring Meetings Civil Society Policy Forum (Washington, DC, April 10, 2019)
    Speakers: Daria Taglioni, WDR2020 team leader, gave an overview of the report. Will Martin, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute, highlighted convergence between countries participating in GVCs. Nigel Sizer, Chief Program Officer, Rainforest Alliance, highlighted inequality within GVCs associated with rubber and bananas and reflected on voluntary codes, certification programs, and a soon-to-be-launched Accountability Framework   
  • Spring Meetings. Meeting with Izumi Ohno, Director, JICA.  KCP Annual Meeting. Nordic-Baltic Constituency Forum. Ambassador Raymund Furrer, Head of Economic Cooperation and Development, SECO.
  • Royal Economic Society Conference at the University of Warwick (planned, United Kingdom, April 2019)
  • Central Bank of Poland (planned, Warsaw, April 2019)
  • China Development Forum, (March 23, 2019, Beijing) 
  • Presentations to government officials, private sector and academia (March 11–12, 2019, Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey)
  • Center for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford (planned, Oxford UK, March 2019)
  • Agence Française de Développement, (Paris, January 2019; Washington DC, March 2019)
  • UN Statistical Committee (New York, March 2019)
  • 8th Global Economic Summit, World Trade Centre (Mumbai, March 2019)
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (Washington DC, February 2019)
  • European Commission, (Brussels, January 2019)
  • German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH (GIZ) (including representatives from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, German Institute for Human Rights, BASF, DHL, European Central Bank, European University Viadrina, Forum Nachhaltige Entwicklung der Deutschen Wirtschaft, International Trade Center, IOTA Foundation, Kiel Centre for Globalization, Technische Universität Berlin, TH Nürnberg, , TradeLens, United Nations Association of Germany, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), University of Groningen, World Economic Forum, and World Trade Organization, among others) (Berlin, January 2019)
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (Trade Directorate, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation) (Paris, January 2019)
  • Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Department for International Trade Policy and EU Single Market) (Stockholm, January 2019)
  • Swedish National Board of Trade (Stockholm, January 2019)
  • Stockholm Institute of Transition Economies (SITE), Stockholm School of Economics (Stockholm, January 2019)
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Stockholm, January 2019)