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Macroeconomics & Fiscal Management News

e-Learning courses managed by the World Bank Institute

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

The World Bank Institute launched an “e-Institute” in July 2011 which is designed to support self-motivated learners to get up to speed on the latest development trends, enhance their skill-sets, and share knowledge through on-line learning communities.

New courses on cross-cutting themes will featured regularly in addition to monthly webinars and other free resources.

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Post-ASEAN Summit Briefing

November 21st, 2011

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, the Secretary-General of ASEAN, conducted a briefing for ASEAN stakeholders on the key highlights, outcomes and follow-up actions from the 19th ASEAN Summit & Related Summits that took place in Bali, Indonesia on 17-19 November 2011.

A video-clip of the two-hour briefing and Q&A session is available on the program information page.

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Secretary-General of ASEAN on the Internet to Discuss the Summits

Bali, Indonesia

Thursday, November 17th, 2011
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Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) Learning Program

A new pilot program on World Bank’s CAS in collaboration with JICA and the World Bank was delivered from May to June 2011

Monday, August 29th, 2011


A new pilot learning program introducing the Bank’s Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) was jointly organized by Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), World Bank (WB) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The program was developed based on the partnership between the WB and JICA and particularly targeted JICA staff members to help them build their understanding of the fundamentals of country-based programming by sharing Bank’s experiences in CAS.

JICA has intended to strengthen its country-based approach for increased development impact and results. A Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) is a customized business plan of the World Bank Group (WBG) at the country level for reviewing and guiding the country-based programs for the next four years and, ultimately, judging the impact of its work.

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Post ASEAN Ministerial Meeting briefing

July, 2011

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, the Secretary-General of ASEAN, conducted a briefing for ASEAN stakeholders on the highlights, outcomes and follow-up actions from the 44th ASEAN Ministerial meeting and related meetings that took place in Bali, Indonesia on 16-23 July 2011.

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Responding to Today’s Inflationary Threat

Asia Pacific Policy Makers Hold In-depth Discussion in New WB GDLN AP Seminar

Friday, June 6th, 2008

imageAs inflation becomes an increasingly serious concern across Asia, economic managers are grappling with urgent questions on how best to formulate a response. To meet this need for knowledge, the Global Development Learning Network in the Asia Pacific Region (GDLN AP) launched a distance learning seminar series on Economic Management in collaboration with the World Bank. The first session, “Today’s Inflation: Global Context and Local Solutions” targeting economic decision makers in the Asia Pacific region, was held on June 5 and 6, 2008 with a total of 15 sites in 11 countries connecting over 2 days.

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Discussing Oil Price Volatility in Asia

WBI, TDLC Collaborate to Launch New Learning Platform

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

As high and volatile oil prices cast a shadow of uncertainty over the world economy, analysis and information on oil-price dynamics as well as instruments for risk management are in high demand among policymakers.The TDLC and World Bank Institute (WBI), engaging the expertise of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan, collaborated to launch a timely new videoconference seminar “Oil Price Volatility, Economic Impacts and Risk Management in Asia”.

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An East Asian Renaissance: Ideas for Growth

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

A new World Bank publication “An East Asian Renaissance: Ideas for Growth” was presented at the TDLC on June 12, 2007 by lead authors Dr. Homi Kharas, former Bank Chief Economist for East Asia & Pacific, and Dr. Indermit Gill, Economic Adviser. Three universities in Japan connected via videoconference to tune into discussions.

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World Bank “East Asia and Pacific Regional Update” Available Now

Thursday, April 5th, 2007
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East Asia Posts Solid Growth While Bracing for Global Downturn

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

The World Bank’s second East Asia Update for this year, including a special section on “Investing in the Young”, was released on November 14, 2006 via the GDLN. Speakers at Bank Headquarters in Washington DC connected with regional sites in Dili, Port Moresby, Ulan Bator, Sydney, Beijing, Manila and the TDLC, allowing over 100 participants to join a question and answer session with the authors of the report.

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Facing the Challenges of African Growth: Opportunities, Constraints, and Strategic Directions

Friday, November 10th, 2006

The global launch of a new World Bank report “Facing the Challenges of African Growth: Opportunities, Constraints, and Strategic Directions” took place at the TDLC on November 10, 2006. Defining the four big “I”s needed to achieve growth in Africa – Infrastructure, Investment, Innovation, and Institutional Capacity—the author of the Report, Mr. Benno Ndulu, provided a review of the study before a distinguished panel of Japanese government and development agency officials and an audience of nearly 100. Read more

Seminar with WBI VP Frannie A. Leautier

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

World Bank Institute Vice President Frannie A. Leautier gave a presentation on “Cities in a Globalizing World: Governance, Performance and Sustainability” at the Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management in Seoul on November 7, 2006. A distinguished audience at the TDLC from organizations such as JBIC, JICA and ADBI joined the seminar via videoconference and participated in a question and answer session.

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