“World Development Report 2014” Panel Discussion

8 October, 2013

The World Development Report 2014, titled Risk and Opportunity: Managing Risk for Development, examines how improving risk management can lead to large gains in development and poverty reduction.

As part of launching the report, the World Bank is taking a “road show” to select locations in Europe and Asia to disseminate the key findings and continue the discussion. This will include a special presentation in Prague hosted by CERGE-EI on October 21st at 4.30 PM.

Managing Risk as a Key to Success

The Report argues that improving risk management is crucial not only to reduce the negative impacts of shocks and hazards, but also to enable people to pursue new opportunities for growth and prosperity. The authors emphasize that risk management is a shared responsibility requiring active participation and planning.

Special Event at CERGE-EI

Core members who prepared the report will present an overview and key messages, as well as lead special talks on selected chapters (including macro, financial, and international community chapters). There will also be a panel discussion with academics, local policy makers and the general public, providing an opportunity for audience interaction and feedback.

Join this World Bank event at CERGE-EI to learn why risk management is a powerful instrument for development and how it can be improved at all levels.

This event is free and does not require RSVP. To attend, please arrive 10 minutes early to CERGE-EI (address: Politickych veznu 7, Prague 1).

Read the full report.

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What is the World Bank’s World Development Report?

  • Best known contribution of the World Bank to development thinking and policy prescriptions.
  • Published annually since 1978.
  • Each report concentrates on a specific aspect of economic development.
  • Previous topics - transition economics, health, environment, poverty, labor.
  • All reports available online at