Expanding the Frontiers in Development
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. The Forum brought together policy experts and senior policy makers to discuss the evolving nature of important issues in development policy, as well as to compare key features and aspects of various development policy models.
A part of the World Bank Institute’s (WBI) Growth and Competitiveness team’s Frontiers in Development Policy series, this high profile event was co-organized by the Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF) and the KDI (KDI School of Public Policy and Management), as part of Korea's Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP).
The Forum's keynote address was delivered by the World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, who addressed the issue of "Solidarity and the Imperative of Development." Opening remarks were made by Prof. Oh-Seok Hyun, President of KDI, and welcoming remarks by Mr. Jaewan Bahk, Minister of MOSF. The World Bank leadership at the event included three Vice Presidents - Pamela Cox for the East Asia and Pacific region, Cyril Muller for External Affairs, and Sanjay Pradhan for WBI.
The forum also featured presentations by experts, including John Williamson, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Michael Kremer, Professor, Harvard University, Nobu Kiyotaki, Professor, Princeton University, Jennifer Widner,Professor, Princeton University, and many others. The event was broadcast live on the KDI and World Bank websites - link.