Launch of the World Bank Development Report 2016

Thu 28 Jan 2016
Time: 10:00 Location: NUPI Language: English Available seats: 35
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The World Bank Group and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NORAD, invite you to a presentation of the World Bank Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends

World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends (WDR 2016) is a World Bank annual flagship report. Although the topic of the Report is technology, it is looked upon through the lens of development economics. The Report documents many compelling examples where the internet, mobile phones and other digital technologies have delivered digital dividends by boosting growth, expanding opportunities and improving services. But it also finds that the broader benefits have fallen short and have gone disproportionately to the wealthy, skilled and powerful — those best equipped to take advantage of the digital revolution.

The official launch of WDR 2016 in Oslo, is part of a series of regional and country-level dissemination activities following the global launch in Washington DC on January 14, 2016. A presentation by the World Bank team that authored WDR 2016 will provide an overview of the Report’s main findings and discuss how countries can gain greater economic and social benefits from digital technologies and access to the internet.

Providing internet access is the precondition for bringing the benefits of digital technologies to everyone and everywhere. But greater digital adoption will not be enough. The WDR 2016 argues that to get the most out of the digital revolution, countries also need to work on the “analog complements” — by strengthening regulations that ensure competition among businesses, by adapting workers’ skills to the demands of the new economy, and by ensuring that institutions are accountable. To download the report, please visit: www.worldbank.org/wdr2016

Program 10:00– approx. 12:00:

Introduction:Tbc
Presentation of the report:
Uwe Deichmannn, co-Director of WDR 2016, The World Bank
Comments:
Liv Marte Nordhaug, Senior Adviser, NORAD and Haitham El-noush, Senior Adviser, NORAD
CTO Håkon Wium Lie, Opera Software
Elisabeth Biering, Director, Group Sustainability, Social Responsibility, Telenor
Lilly Pijnenburg Muller, Oxford Martin Schools Global Cyber Security Capacity Center, NUPI
Q & A from the audience

Chair: Niels Nagelhus Schia, Senior Research Fellow, NUPI

Attendees

  • Liv Marte Nordhaug

    Senior Adviser, NORAD
  • Haitham El-noush

    Senior Adviser, NORAD
  • Elisabeth Biering

    Director, Group Sustainability/Social Responsibility, Telenor
  • Håkon Wium Lie

    Chief Technology Officer, Opera Software
  • Lilly Pijnenburg Muller

    Former employee

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