Development Impact Week 2023

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Driving Revolutionary Ideas into Practive

The World Bank is gearing up for its Development Impact Week which will mark the launch of its flagship report "Driving Revolutionary Ideas into Practice"

Join us on day 1 of our five-day event, where we will showcase the latest results on how data, evidence and new technologies can dramatically increase the impact of development finance - notably when it comes to infrastructure for climate change, economic inclusion, human development and better governance.

The increased frequency and severity of financial and environmental risks, food crises, pandemics and conflicts call for an evolved approach to international development. Technological progress can help the development community address these global threats to peace and prosperity by leveraging real-time information and policy feedback.

The keynote event on Day 1 will feature Nobel Laureate Esther Duflo, World Bank Chief Economist Indermit Gill, and World Bank Director for Development Impact Arianna Legovini. The panelists will engage in an interactive discussion highlighting how this new approach to development can lead to a transformational impact on the ability of governments to function, shape policies, and best serve their citizens.

This event will be available in English with interpretation in French.

Register for the rest of Impact Week (May 1 - 5) here.


Do I need to register? This session is open to the public — you do not need to register to watch it. However, if you are interested in attending more events during the Development Impact Week, you should check the full schedule and register now.

Where can I watch the event? To watch the live event and chat with our topical experts, simply come back to this page when the event is about to start. You can also watch the livestream on the World Bank's social media channels: YouTubeTwitter and LinkedIn

What happens if I miss the event? The recording will be available on this page shortly after the event ends. If you sign up for email reminders, you will receive a notification a few days after the event inviting you to watch the replay and check out newly added resources. 

How can I access the rest of the events for Development Impact Week? Day 1 will be accessible through the World Bank platform without registration required. Days 2-5 will be livestreamed here. You can also register to get email reminders about the event.

Will this event be available in any other language? Yes, interpreters will provide live French translation for Day 1. Days 2-5 will be available in English only.