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Workshop Programme

Workshop on the World Bank

Singapore, Monday, 18 September 2006

Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy

29 Heng Mui Keng Terrace #10-01, Singapore 119620

 

9.00 - 9.30 Session One: Introduction to the Workshop

Hui Weng Tat, Vice Dean, Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore

Jean-Christophe Bas, Manager, Development Policy Dialogue, the World Bank

Joyashree Roy, Researcher's Alliance for Development (RAD) & Javdpur University

Diane Stone, Reseracher's Alliance for Development (RAD) & CSGR, University of Warwick

9.30 - 10.30 Session Two: Civil Society and the World Bank

Chair: Joyashree Roy, RAD & Javadpur University

Papers: Sophie Harman, 'All Change? Exploring the changes to World Bank policy and practice under the Multi

Sectoral AIDS Project'

An Huybrechts 'Civil Society Participation in PRS and Cotonou Agreement Processes: The Role of

Donors in Senegal and Rwanda'

Discussant: Jean-Christophe Bas, Development Policy Dialogue, the World Bank

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 - 12.30 Session Three: Participation and country ownership in the PRSP process

Chair: Khalifa Ababacar Sall, Member of Parliament, Senegal; Parliamentary Network on the World Bank (PNoB)

Papers: Bonfas Oduor-Owinga, 'Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper and Participation: the Kenyan Experience'

Adrianne Madaris Nnadi, 'On the Same Page? The Evolving and Revolving World Bank Discourse on

Poverty Reduction Strategies'

Elisa van Waeyenberge 'The Missing Piece: Country Policy and Institutional Assessments at the Bank'

Discussant: Habeeb Fasinro, MP, Nigeria

12.30 - 13.00 Key Note Address: Alan Gelb, Director, Development Policy, World Bank

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.00 Session Four: Neo-liberal and Institutional Reform Agendas

Chair: M. Ramesh, Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy & RAD

Papers: Toby Carroll, 'The World Bank's Socio-institutional Neoliberalism: A Case Study from Indonesia'

Pascale Hatcher, 'The Politics of Crafting the Technocratic State: The Bank, the Reform and its Neo-

Institutionalist Roots'

Discussant: Alan Gelb, Director, Development Policy, World Bank

15.00 - 15.30 Coffee Break

15.30 - 17.00 Session Five: The World Bank's Operational Work, case studies

Chair: Richard Higgott, CSGR, University of Warwick

Papers: Nigar Baimova, 'World Bank Education Project in Azerbaijan'

Mona Hammami, 'Political Uncertainty, Investment Decisions, and Development Policy Implications'

Pablo Nemiña, 'The World Bank and the IMF in the recent Argentine crisis. Better together

or separated?'

Discussant: Vinay Bhargava, Director, International Affairs, former Country Director for Phillipines, the World Bank

17.15 - 17.45 Concluding plenary and Book launch:

 The World Bank and Governance: A Decade of Reform and Reaction

Chair: Richard Higgott, CSGR, University of Warwick

Panelists: Book contributors: Diane Stone & Celine Tan, University of Warwick;

Chris Wright, London School of Economics, and;

M. Ramesh, Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy

18.15 Departures

20.45 Little Bali (a.k.a. Bali Bar), 9a Lock Road, nr Gillman Village (tel. 65 6473 6763) www.littlebali.com

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