Panel Discussion
Migration and Global Development: A World Bank Group Perspective
When : Dec 18, 2017 Time : 12:30-2:00pm Venue : World Bank MC 13-121Location : Washington DC

Event description:

On the occasion of the International Migrants Day, the panel of distinguished economists will discuss the significance of cross-border migration in facilitating development and the WBG’s responses to date. Panelist will speak on the potential role of multilateral and regional institutions in addressing the opportunities and challenges posed by migration, and explore innovative ideas to promote the developmental impacts of migration in the sending and receiving countries. The discussion would build on the 2016 Board Paper Migration and Development: A Role for the World Bank Group.

Speakers

Panelists
Shanta Devarajan
Shanta Devarajan
  • Senior Director for Development Economics
  • World Bank
Hans Peter Lankes
Hans Peter Lankes
  • Vice President of Economics and Private Sector Development
  • IFC
Sudhir Shetty
Sudhir Shetty
  • Chief Economist of the East Asia and Pacific Region
  • World Bank
Albert Zeufack
Albert Zeufack
Chief Economist
  • Africa Region
  • World Bank
Moderator
Dilip Ratha
Dilip Ratha
Head of KNOMAD
  • Lead Economist
  • Migration and Remittances
  • Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice
  • World Bank