Public Lecture: World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law

Date: 11 May 2017
Other languages: Русский язык |
11 May 2017, 16:30-18:00
 
Dr Luis F. Lopez Calava
Practice Manager, Poverty & Equity Global Practice, Europe and Central Asia
Co-Director, World Development Report 2017, World Bank

Abstract
The World Bank’s annual flagship World Development Report (WDR) provides in-depth analysis on important aspects of development. WDR 2017 focuses on the role of Governance and the Law in improving policy effectiveness to achieve security, growth and equity outcomes. The Report was launched on 30 January 2017 and has been presented in over 20 countries to date. The event in the Kyrgyz Republic will be the first launch event in the Central Asia region.

Biography 
Dr Luis-Felipe is a Practice Manager in the Poverty & Equity Global Practice for the Europe and Central Asia region. Most recently, Luis-Felipe was the co-Director of the World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law. Prior to his Co-Director position, he was Lead Economist and Regional Poverty Advisor in the Europe and Central Asia region, and until 2013 was Lead Economist in the Poverty, Equity and Gender Unit in the Latin America and Caribbean PREM Directorate at the World Bank. Previously, he served as Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) from 2007 to 2010. He has been an Ivy League Exchange Scholar in the Economics Department at Harvard University, as well as Visiting Scholar at the Center for International Development at Stanford University and the World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER). In Mexico, he was a member of the National System of Researchers (SNI), Associate Professor and Chair of the Masters in Public Economics at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico City Campus, and he also taught at Universidad de las Américas Puebla and El Colegio de México.

He holds a Master’s and Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University and a Master’s degree in Economics from Boston University. His publications and research interests focus on labour markets, poverty and inequality, institutions and development economics.

Location
University of Central Asia
138 Toktogul Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
2nd Floor Conference Room

Language 
The presentation will be conducted in English.
Russian translation will be provided upon prior request.

Registration 
We would highly appreciate if you kindly confirm your participation to Ms Akylai Osmonalieva by 10 May 2017 or by phone: (312) 625 223. Please indicate if you need Russian translation.

* Ideas presented in this lecture reflect the personal opinion of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Central Asia and/or its employees.