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November 2019

The Highlights of Implementing an OPBRC (Output and Performance-Based Road Contract) Project  in Laos

November 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
MC 7-300

A presentation by the Transport Thematic Group Speaker: Cesar Queiroz Cesar will discuss the main challenges and success factors in implementing the project in this landlocked country in Southeast Asia.  He will also demonstrate the features on the OPBRC financial model developed for the project. Time:  Presentation 11:00 am, Socializing 10:30 to 11:00 am Click here to join by WEBEX  

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The Fukushima Plant Meltdown: Managing a Nuclear Disaster

November 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
MC 2- 520

The Energy Thematic Group of the Bank’s 1818 Society is pleased to invite you to a presentation by Mr. Naomi Hirose, the former President/CEO of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).   Mr. Hirose received his B.A. in Sociology from Hitotsubashi University in 1976, and his MBA from Yale School of Management in 1983 and currently serves as Vice Chairman. Mr. Hirose’s presentation “The Fukushima Plant Meltdown: Managing a Nuclear Disaster” will include: Reflections on the Fukushima accident Current on- and off-site…

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Structural Reforms and Future of Financial Markets in Brazil

November 18, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Room J 1-050

Structural Reforms and Future of Financial Markets in Brazil Speaker:  Dr. Otaviano Canuto, senior fellow at the Policy Center for the New South, a non-resident senior fellow at Brookings Institution, and principal of the Center for Macroeconomics and Development. Please click here for the presentation Please click here for the  RSVP  

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The World Bank and Irrigation

November 19, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Room J 9 – 044

Joint presentation of the Agriculture & Rural Development, Water Thematic Groups and the Water in Agriculture Global Solutions Group-Water Global Practice Speaker:  Herve Plusquellec, 1818 Society member and irrigation expert on the current irrigation program of the World Bank.  He will present the key findings of his draft document on the Bank History and Irrigation: Evolution of lending for irrigation, the impact of Bank reorganizations and policies, the performance of irrigation through OED and IEG reviews and the cause of…

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A View from the Inside: The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)

November 20, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Room G 7 -011

  Presenter: Robin Horn, Former Education Director of the London-based Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF); former Manager of the Education Sector at the  World Bank. Introduction: Larry Wolff,  World Bank Retiree Chair: Amanda Devercelli, Senior Education Specialist and Global Lead, Early Child Development, Education Global Practice, World Bank Below are the links for the RSVP and join using WebEx. Join Using WebEx In-Person RSVP Online RSVP  

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December 2019

Why Certain Structural Reforms Are Unavoidable in the Middle East and North Africa

December 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Room MC 3 – 570

Speaker:  Daniel Lederman, Deputy Chief Economist, MENA Region, WBG   Join by Webex

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RMIP: What You Need To Know

December 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Join an online overview to the World Bank Group Retiree Medical Insurance Program (RMIP) and learn how the 1818 Society works to safeguard your medical benefits. In this session, we will: • Review WBG retiree medical benefits • Explain how Medicare or National Health Care programs work with WBG insurance • Clarify resources for resolving questions or concerns This session is geared primarily to US-based retirees, although our members based overseas will also benefit. A separate session for this group…

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January 2020

BFSFCU Digital Banking Demo

January 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
MC C1-100

The Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union has recently launched New Digital Banking platform. To facilitate a better understanding of this new system, we have invited Shronda McElveen of BFSFCU to do a demonstration of this new platform and answer questions.  For specific questions about the New Digital Banking, please send, preferably before the demo, an email to 1society@worldbank.org with the subject BFSFCU. We have a livestreaming for this demonstration, please click here to view.

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February 2020

The Energy Transition: Where do we stand, what more needs to be done, and how to make this happen?

February 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
MC 8-100

The Energy Transition: Low-carbon technology, climate policies, SDG7/SDG13 objectives, ESG investment growth and user choices have driven the fastest energy transition in history. But will the accelerated speed be enough to deliver the sector’s required contribution to meet the world’s climate change commitments? What more do governments need to do to speed up the transition so as to keep within the 2 degrees global temperature increase? The presentation will take stock of where we are today, discuss the evolving dynamics, and…

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Seminar on U.S. Federal Income Taxes and Foreign Financial Asset

February 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
MC Preston Auditorium

Speaker: Mr. Dale W. Mason, CPA, and the Founder in 2019 of Dale Mason, CPA & Co.. Previously with the Wolf Group, and before then for many years with global accounting firms such as Arthur Anderson, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and KPMG, Dale has acquired over 25 years of experience in international tax consultancy work. He has practiced in Central Europe, California and Washington, DC, has advised clients, both domestic and expatriate, on complex international and domestic tax issues, and has been…

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