Launch of the Global Delivery Initiative: “Operationalizing the Science of Delivery”

April 17, 2015
World Bank HQ, MC4-800

On 17 April 2015 the Global Delivery Initiative will be formally launched during the IMF-WBG Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C. The launch event will include a presentation of the Initiative's objectives and products, and will showcase specific case studies documenting how a science of delivery approach can help capture and share the knowledge from implementation of development interventions. At the launch, GDI partners - including GIZ, the Government of Korea, the Government of China, the IDB, and UNDP - will discuss the value of collaborating for doing development differently.

09:00 am 

Welcome 

  • Jeffrey D. Lewis, Chief Economist – Global Practices
09:00 – 09:15 am 

Opening Remarks

  • Nena Stoiljkovic, Global Practices Vice-President
09:15 – 10:15 am  

Introduction of Panelists and Q&A Session

  • Moderator: Mr. Rajesh Mirchandani, Senior Director of Communications and Policy Outreach, Center for Global Development

Questions asked by the Moderator will cover the following themes:

  1. How is your country or organization involved in the GDI and why does it matter?
  2. Share insights about delivery related to the featured case studies.
  3. How do you see your organization/country and others using the delivery insights from case studies to scale up solutions?

Panelists:

  • Ms. Cornelia Richter, Managing Director, GIZ
  • Mr. Yingming Yang, Deputy Director General, International Finance Cooperation Department, Ministry of Finance, China
  • Mr. Juan Cristobal Bonnefoy, Chief of the Inter-American Institute for Economic and Social Development, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Mr. Tae Jong Kim, Director General, Development Research and Learning Network, KDI School of Management, South Korea
  • Mr. Malamine Sanogo, General Director of the Cotton and Cashew Council of Côte d'Ivoire
10:15 – 10:30 am 

Wrap-Up

  • Mr. Rajesh Mirchandani, Senior Director of Communications and Policy Outreach, Center for Global Development