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Lansering av World Development Report 2016

Uppdaterad: 18 januari 2016

Var: Sidas huvudkontor, Valhallavägen 199, Stockholm (Oasen)

När: 10.00 - 12.00 den 25:e januari 2016

Facilitator: Caroline Wamala Larsson, Spider - The Swedish Programme for ICT in Developing Regions

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Mobile phones, internet and digital technologies strengthen growth, economic security and improve public service delivery. The World Development Report 2016: “Digital Dividends” will explore the impact Internet and digital technologies have on development What are the experiences of using mobiles, Internet and social media in development and what is holding us back from using these technologies to their full potential and make sure that their benefits reach everyone?

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), together with Spider - The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions, the World Bank and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs are proud to host the Swedish launch of the World Bank Development Report 2016: ”Digital Dividends”.

The event is hosted by Ms Charlotte Petri-Gornitzka, Director General of Sida.

Honorary guests:

  • Ms Isabella Lövin, The Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation
  • Mr Kaushik Basu, Senior Vice President (Development Economics) and Chief Economist of the World Bank
  • Mr Uwe Deichmann, co-Director of World Bank Development Report 2016
  • Ms Elaine Weidman Grunewald, Vice President Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility of Ericsson
  • Ms Kerstin Borglin, Director of Spider – The Swedish Programme for ICT in Developing Regions.

The event also will allow for an interactive and participatory discussion on the possibilities and leverages given through the release of the WDR on the role of Internet for development.

Please note that there is a limitation in number of participants, and we are treating registrations of a first come - first serve basis.

We are looking forward to interesting discussions and fruitful meetings.

The World Bank Development Report 2016: "Digital Dividends" is available from the World Bank Website. http://www.worldbank.org/en/publication/wdr2016

The event will be live streamed at Sidas website.

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