Posts tagged economic development
Invest Your Money In Your People: 5 Top Takeaways from 2018 World Bank GPSA Forum

Many members of the Open Gov Hub team and network convened alongside hundreds of social accountability advocates from around the world for this year’s Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) Forum at the World Bank from October 30 - November 1, 2018.

This year’s GPSA summit -Money Matters: Public Finance and Social Accountability for Human Capital- explored how social accountability reforms can support improved health, education and other basic development outcomes, specifically through human capital investments.

What did we learn from this seminal event?

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When and Why Development Fails

The Open Gov Hub convened leading experts to discuss why so many governments struggle to deliver basic services to their people, and how international development practitioners can better support the building of governments’ capacities, in light of the recent book Building State Capability.

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Recap: How China Escaped the Poverty Trap

Last Thursday September 14th, we at Global Integrity and the Open Gov Hub were pleased to host Professor Yuen Yuen Ang for an event about her groundbreaking bookHow China Escaped the Poverty Trap. This was accompanied by a rich panel discussion with commentators Edouard Al-Dahdah from the World Bank and Shanthi Kalathil from the National Endowment for Democracy.

Ang’s book has begun to make waves in our field (see book reviews from Yongmei ZhouMichael WoolcockLant Pritchett, and Duncan Green),  and we were excited to convene a discussion to help continue the conversation forward.

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5 Insights on How China Lifted 800 Million People out of Poverty

After a bit of a summer break, things are back in full swing here at the Open Gov Hub!

We're looking forward to many things this fall, including an impressive lineup of events this season, kicking off this Thursday, September 14th with How China Escaped the Poverty Trap: Exploring the Relationship between Governance and Economic Development.

Here are 5 reasons why we are especially looking forward to this week's special book talk and panel event.

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