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When did the World Bank Discover the Virtues of Good Governance and Anti-Corruption in Development and What is it Doing About It?

March 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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A virtual joint presentation by 1818 Society Governance and Economics Thematic Groups

Chair: Inder Sud, President, 1818 Society
Moderator: Vinay Bhargava, Convenor, Governance Thematic Group

Pierre Landell-Mills
will provide an eye-witness account based on his ring-side seat at many of the transformative events starting from McNamara reaction when presented with corruption assessment in the Philippines and Mali. Pierre is contributing a paper on this subject for the Oxford-World Bank Archive project. The paper is available on the Governance Thematic Group page on the 1818 Society Website. You can also contact vbhargava@1818alumniwbg.org for a copy.

This will be followed by a conversation with Mr. Edward Olowo-Okere, Director of Governance Global Practice at the World Bank on current strategy and anti-corruption efforts of the World Bank including in the hundreds of billions being allocated to COVID-19 responses including vaccination.

Speaker bio: Mr. Pierre Landell-Mills was lead author of the WDR 1983 on ā€˜Management in Developmentā€™, lead author on the Bank report on Sub-Saharan Africa in 1989 that for the first time focused on governance as a constraint in development, World Bank Country Director for Bangladesh (1994-98) and Senior Adviser on Public Management (1998-99). He was one of the founders of the Partnership for Transparency (PTF) in the year 2000 (www.ptfund.org) and was its President (2000-2010).


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March 31
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


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The 1818 Society Governance and Economics Thematic Groups