Wednesday 15 February 2017, 03:00 PM - 05:30 PM
On 15 February 2017, the World Development Report (WDR) 2017 “Governance and the Law” will be launched in The Hague.
The World Bank’s landmark report sheds new light on how governance and the law can help promote effective sustainable development. The report emphasises the functions of institutions and identifies power asymmetries as causes of suboptimal policy making. Law is considered a potentially powerful instrument to reshape the policy arena. You can find a summary of the report here. For the entire report, please click here (to be uploaded in the course of January).
The launch will feature a welcome by Ingrid van Engelshoven, Vice Mayor of The Hague and an introduction by Frank Heemskerk, Executive Director of the Board of the World Bank Group. Edouard Al Dahdah, Economist and member of the World Bank’s WDR 2017 team, will present the report. Lilianne Ploumen, Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, will deliver a speech.
The Platform, together with NIMD and HiiL, will contribute to three break-out groups during the launch. The break-out groups will discuss the rule of law, governance, and development and economics in relation to the WDR.