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About the 1818 Society

The 1818 Society was formed in 1978 as the organization of World Bank Group alumni. The Society has traditionally had two main purposes: facilitating contacts among former staff and acting as a liaison with the Bank Group on matters of concern to alumni, such as pensions and health insurance. The Society organizes seminars annually on subjects such as taxes and estate planning. The Society also has an ongoing knowledge and networking program with 11 Thematic Groups that organize seminars and joint activities on topics of interest to alumni and the World Bank Group.

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Upcoming Events

  • World Bank Anti-Corruption Programs: What does the evidence tell us?

    July 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    In1996 Jim Wolfensohn’s speech on the ‘Cancer of Corruption’ launched a new era for fighting corruption at the World Bank. Two decades later, all 194 UN member countries have agreed on a SDG target to ‘reduce corruption and bribery’ (https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg16) and the Gl...

  • 1818 Society 2017 Annual Meeting

    October 25 - October 26

    Detailed schedule will be posted in September. Watch this space.

  • Future Event

    January 1, 2018

    We will be posting forthcoming events from time to time. Please check this space.

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