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A High Level Knowledge Forum Expanding the Frontiers in Development was held in Seoul, South Korea, from October 15-16. It was designed to inform policy makers of the latest thinking in development policy, and to equip them with the knowledge and skill sets needed for assessing their own development strategies.

December 5, 2012

Watch the broadcast of the Korea High Level Knowledge Forum including the keynote speech by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group.

October 12, 2012 Announcement

The difference that makes the difference - finding smart growth paths in Europe.


August 31, 2012 Announcement

Read a blog post by Aleem Walji.

July 13, 2012 Blog post

The symposium will enable high-level participants to exchange views and experiences on what can work in green city growth.

February 16, 2012 Announcement

Participants will discuss innovation policy and its link to economic growth, review country experiences, and lessons for the global economy.

January 12, 2012 Announcement

A call to action on gender equality

September 16, 2011 Announcement

This is the first webinar in the e-Institute's Growth and Competitiveness Emerging Issues in Economics series.

September 12, 2011 Announcement

This book launch will take place on July 28, 2011.

July 22, 2011 Book Launch

A New Handbook for Trade Policy Makers

July 11, 2011 New Book