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Visit the Development Marketplace blog and website to see video coverage of the event, interviews with finalists, the awards ceremonies, and more.

November 9, 2009 News

The Spring 2010 Labor Market Policy Course will be offered March 29 - April 9, 2010. Register by January 15, 2010 (new extended deadline). Learn how employment is being transformed in today's rapidly changing, globalizing environment.

January 14, 2010 Announcement

This three-day global conference will examine innovative PPP models and key policy issues critical for today’s public sector practitioners.

March 17, 2010 Announcement

The next offering of the course "For Protection and Promotion: the Design and Implementation of Effective Safety Nets" will take place February 1-12, 2010. The registration deadline is November 20, 2009.

November 4, 2009 Announcement

Creating space for citizen involvement in public decision making is a challenge for proponents of good governance. An informal network will work collaboratively on priority issues.

October 27, 2009 News

Nurturing, supporting, and empowering leaders is key in conflict-affected countries. Learn more about this special session during the World Bank Annual Meetings.

October 21, 2009 Announcement

A new learning program will offer practical knowledge and skills for designing and managing slum upgrading interventions.

October 16, 2009

Development Marketplace 2009 focuses on climate adaptation. Grants up to $200,000 will be awarded to the winners.

October 13, 2009 Announcement

India will join countries contributing to a World Bank financing facility that provides funding for developing countries to share their knowledge and expertise.

October 4, 2009 Announcement

Panelists at launch of Development Outreach on Fragility and Conflict discuss what outsiders can do to support development in fragile states. Includes video.

October 2, 2009