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May 2021

Managing China’s Water: Ambition, Crisis and Adaptation

May 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
(via Zoom connection)

Abstract: Of all the world’s large economies, China has put forward perhaps the most ambitious policies to address a multi-faceted water crisis common to many other countries and regions: the need to provide adequate supplies of water to a growing diversity of users, including the environment; the need to protect water quality as pollution sources grow; and the need to manage water supplies under increasingly unpredictable cycles of flooding and shortage. This talk explores how China has sought to manage…

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The Growing Role of Private Capital in Financing Climate Friendly Investments

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

A joint presentation by the Energy and Global Finance Thematic Groups Abstract: Fighting climate change is a global imperative that will not only require action from governments and multilateral institutions but also significant investments from the private sector. In a post-Covid world, climate-related investing is a huge opportunity — large amounts of capital can be mobilized to fund clean infrastructure, reduce energy and water use, and make good on commitments to Net-Zero energy initiatives. However, navigating these investments while avoiding…

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Gender Equality: The Power of Cultural Habits beyond Income

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

A webinar of the Social & Environmental Thematic Group, co-sponsored by the Economics TG and the Gender TG Featured Speaker: Deepa Narayan, former Senior Advisor, Office of the Vice-President of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network of the World Bank. Chair & Moderator: Anis Dani, Co-chair, Social & Environmental Thematic Group Panel Discussants: Elena Bardasi, Senior Economist and Gender Coordinator, Independent Evaluation Group Nadereh Chamlou, Chair, Gender Thematic Group Gita Gopal, former Lead Evaluation Officer, IEG Description: Deepa will…

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The World Bank and U.S. Government partnership on water: from the Fall of the Berlin Wall to the Climate Crisis.

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

A presentation by the WBG History Thematic Group As the largest single country shareholder since the Bank was created, the United States is by default an important partner.  Different U.S. Administrations bring their own sectoral priorities which often align -- but at times conflict with those of the Bank.  With the new Biden Harris Administration re-emphasizing global collaboration, the 1818 Society is hosting a lively discussion to reflect on the past 30 years of U.S. Bank collaboration, with a focus…

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June 2021

Why is Structural Adjustment So Unpopular?

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

A Panel Discussion on the 40th Anniversary of the First Structural Adjustment Loans Sponsored by the 1818 Society History Thematic Group and the World Bank Library Panelists: K. Y. Amoako Nancy Birdsall Richard Gregory Paul Isenman Cadman Mills Martin Wolf In 1980, the World Bank introduced a new lending instrument, a structural adjustment loan (SAL), which provided quick-disbursing funds to countries facing balance-of-payments difficulties. The loans were conditioned on policies and actions to correct structural weaknesses, such as distorted trade…

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