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eNewsletter | March 2018

REGISTRATION CLOSING SOON: Spring Meetings Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF)

Registration is open for civil society representatives wishing to attend the next CSPF, which will convene in Washington, D.C., from April 17-20, 2018. Registration closes on Friday, March 30.

NOW AVAILABLE: Preliminary Schedule.

The preliminary schedule for the CSPF is now available on the CSPF website. It will be updated regularly. Session descriptions and panelist are coming soon. 


New Report: Groundswell, Preparing for Internal Climate Migration

The worsening impacts of climate change in three densely populated regions of the world could see over 140 million people move within their countries’ borders by 2050, creating a looming human crisis and threatening the development process, a new World Bank Group report finds. Read more here.

Road Deaths and Injuries Hold Back Economic Growth in Developing Countries

A new World Bank study, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, finds that reducing road traffic deaths and injuries could result in substantial long-term income gains for low- and middle-income countries. The report, “The High Toll of Traffic Injuries: Unacceptable and Preventable,” can be downloaded here.

WDR 2018 Facebook Live - Tackling the Global Learning Crisis

On January 9, the World Bank and the ONE Campaign co-hosted a Facebook Live conversation on tackling the global learning crisis. ONE Campaign’s Policy Manager, Alice Jowett, joined co-authors of the World Development Report 2018 Halsey Rogers and Deon Filmer, for the discussion on concrete actions that can help countries accelerate improvements in education. Watch the recording here

Deadline Extended! Call for Nominations – Citizen Engagement Expert Advisory Council

The deadline for nominations for the World Bank Group's Expert Advisory Council on Citizen Engagement has been extended to January 31, 2018. There are 5 vacant seats for foundations, government, private sector and development organization representatives. Read more here

Upcoming Consultations for WDR 2019

The 2019 World Development Report (WDR) will look at the changing landscape of work and explore the implications for future labor markets. The report will analyze how increasing automation, the rise of the gig economy, and shifts in global trade and investment, as well as demographic change and urbanization, are all shaping demand and supply for different skillsets. Consultations will open in February 2018 upon release of the briefing materials. More information will be posted on the Consultation Hub in the coming weeks.


Employment and Violence in Fragile States

A look at findings from rigorous studies on the link between popular employment programs and social stability

  • January 30, 2018
  • Washington, D.C. and Online

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