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International Migrants Day - Migration and Global Development: A World Bank Group Perspective

  • Starts: Dec 18, 2017
  • Ends: Dec 18, 2017
  • Location: Washington D.C., United States
  • By: KNOMAD (Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development)
  • Context and Objectives

    On the occasion of the International Migrants Day, the panel of distinguished economists will discuss the significance of cross-border migration in facilitating development and the WBG’s responses to date. Panelist will speak on the potential role of multilateral and regional institutions in addressing the opportunities and challenges posed by migration and explore innovative ideas to promote the developmental impacts of migration in the sending and receiving countries. The discussion would build on the 2016 Board Paper Migration and Development: A Role for the World Bank Group.




    Shanta Devarajan

    Senior Director for Development Economics, World Bank


    Hans Peter Lankes

    Vice President of Economics and Private Sector Development, IFC


    Sudhir Shetty

    Chief Economist of the East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank


    Albert Zeufack

    Chief Economist, Africa Region, World Bank




    Dilip Ratha

    Head of KNOMAD, Lead Economist, Migration and Remittances, Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice, World Bank


    How to participate

    External participants please email: or call 202-473-0110/202-202-473-7711 to RSVP and request a visitor’s pass to the WBG building in Washington, D.C.


    The meeting will also be available online at this link: WEBEX

    Meeting password: nFWWaSk9

    Meeting number: 731 554 793