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Klaus Deininger, Lead Economist of the Development Economics Group at the World Bank, will moderate the January 15th panel on land tenure at the American Society of International Law. Dr. Deininger’s areas of research focus on income and asset inequality and its relationship to poverty reduction and growth; access to land, land markets and land reform and their impact on household welfare and agricultural productivity; land tenure and its impact on investment, including environmental sustainability: and capacity building (including the use of quantitative and qualitative methods) for policy analysis and evaluation, mainly in the Africa, Central America, and East Asia Regions. … Read More »
Message Regarding Today’s Export Controls Luncheon
Today's luncheon will feature Matthew Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Control. Kevin Wolf is unable to attend due to an inadvertent scheduling conflict.
October 25, 2013
Ziad Haider Discusses White House Fellows Program
October 24, 2013
On Tuesday, October 15, White House Fellow alumnus Ziad Haider visited the American Society of International Law to enlighten young professionals about the White House Fellows Program and answer their questions. This event was co-sponsored by the Washington Foreign Law Society. After giving the audience a snapshot of the application process, Mr. Haider led a discussion that touched on his intimate personal journey to the program, the profile of other Fellows in his class, and the various challenges that one can expect throughout the course of the Program. On several occasions following questions, Mr. Haider stressed the importance of applicants’ remaining as well rounded as possible. …Read more »
The World Bank is conducting a global, multi-stakeholder consultation on the World Bank Group’s Sanctions System. The consultation is intended to help the Group evaluate the implementation of the system thus far, with a view to identifying possible entry points for making improvements.
The Sanctions System is an administrative process for sanctioning firms and individuals found to have engaged in corrupt, fraudulent, collusive, coercive or obstructive practices in connection with Bank-financed projects. This system provides parties alleged to have engaged in a sanctionable practice with a level of due process before a decision on sanctions, if any, is imposed. To capture any areas that may need improving, the Legal Vice Presidency of the World Bank Group is conducting consultations with external stakeholders to solicit feedback on the system.…Read more »