Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2016: Data and Development Economics

20/06/2016 – 21/06/2016, Washington, DC, USA

The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), organized by the World Bank Development Economics (DEC) Vice Presidency, is one of the world’s best known series of conferences for the presentation and discussion of new knowledge on development. The conference aims to promote the exchange of cutting-edge research among researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners. This upcoming conference will take place at World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The theme of the conference will be “Data and Development.”…more


World Economic Forum on Latin America

16/06/2016 – 17/06/2016, Medellin, Colombia

The World Economic Forum on Latin America brings together leaders from all sectors, as well as academic thought leaders and millennials, to explore how a new prosperity agenda can be actively shaped. Returning to Colombia and hosted in the city of Medellín, the meeting gathers at a remarkable place and time: Medellín’s transformation over the past two decades is a stark example of successful 21st-century urban innovation. At the same time, Colombia is close to a historic accord that promises opportunities for sustained peace, economic progress and social inclusion. These inspiring achievements teach valuable lessons and are a reminder that socio-economic advances require constant attention as well as concerted and strategic action…more


Gender 360 Summit: Engaging Adolescent Girls and Boys in Achieving Gender Equality and Combating Gender-based Violence

15/06/2016 – 16/06/2016, Washington, DC, USA

Hosted by FHI 360, this year’s summit will spotlight important development issues affecting adolescent girls and boys. Speakers from around the world – including adolescent girls and boys, youth activists and development experts – will convene to support adolescents’ empowerment and leadership, addressing core obstacles such as gender-based violence and coming up with tangible solutions to help advance gender equality…more


How Multilateral Banks Track Gender Equality

09/06/2016, Washington, DC, USA

Through its Gender and Development Program, the Center for Global Development is examining donor institutions’ various approaches to promoting gender equality and tracking gender-related results. Join Senior Fellows Mayra Buvinic and Charles Kenny for the next step in this research area: an event focused on how multilateral banks (MDBs) integrate gender across their operations and measure their gender equality-related impacts…more


Federal Innovation Summit

07/06/2016, Washington, DC, USA

Hosted by Newseum, join top government officials and industry leaders at the Federal Innovation Summit as they explore the cutting edge innovations and best practices leading both the public and private sectors. The summit will feature discussions on the latest trends in mobility that empower agency workforces and the programs they offer, the evolving technologies that boost mission effectiveness and efficiency, and the innovative tools and best practices used to secure the federal enterprise…more


Transformative Innovation for International Development—Part Two: Innovation Ecosystems

02/06/2016, Washington, DC, USA

Hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), this event will launch a new joint report on transformative innovation for international development by CSIS and the Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute (JICA-RI). The report examines the potential for specific approaches to lead to transformative innovation and high-yield economic growth in developing countries. One chapter of the report considers the inputs to building innovation ecosystems, including the catalytic role of fabrication laboratories in building innovation ecosystems in developing countries…more


Work Session on Gender Statistics

01/06/2016 – 03/06/2016, Vilnius, Lithuania

Hosted by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), and Statistics Lithuania, the Work Session will allow exchange of experience and ideas among national and international statistical organizations, policymakers and academia on gender statistics, its role in monitoring Sustainable Development Goals, as well as on directions of new methodological work to improve production and dissemination of gender statistics…more


World Economic Forum on ASEAN

01/06/2016 – 02/06/2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

As chair of ASEAN in 2015, Malaysia successfully ushered in the arrival of the ASEAN Economic Community. This year, the country plays host to the World Economic Forum on ASEAN. In the Forum’s capacity as the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation, this meeting will be an ideal platform for senior decision-makers from a range of sectors to facilitate greater collaboration between industry, government and civil society, and to address regional challenges…more


Improving the Quality of Official Statistics

31/05/2016 – 03/06/2016, Madrid, Spain

​The European Conference on Quality in Official Statistics (Q2016), hosted by Eurostat​ and the Instituto Nacional de ​Estadistica​, will cover relevant and innovative topics on data quality. These topics will range from the challenges and the new paradigm of quality in an information and knowledge-driven society including big data and multi-source statistics, to governance and management aspects like the ones linked to the ESS Vision 2020. Furthermore, as an open forum of debate, it represents an opportunity to introduce innovation in the measurement and management of the quality in statistical domains and in specific statistical products…more