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WBI News May 2014
  May 30, 2014

May 2014
   Feature Stories
Take the MOOC on "Risk and Opportunity: Managing Risks for Development"

The Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) “Risk and Opportunity: Managing Risks for Development” will start on June 30th, 2014. This course is based on the World Bank’s, World Development Report 2014, Risk and Opportunity: Managing Risk for Development. In this course you can learn how risk management can be used to unlock development opportunities, plan for crises, and handle risks proactively.

The course synthesizes, in an easily accessible and interactive way, main findings of the report, along with additional up-to-date research and experience related to risk management in the developing world.
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Digital Engagement and the Future of Closing Feedback Loops

The World Bank recognizes citizen engagement as being at the core of improving governance and the delivery of public services. It aspires to achieve 100% beneficiary feedback in projects with clearly identifiable beneficiaries, and to scale up results-focused and context-specific citizen engagement where it can improve development outcomes.

Technology can enable and accelerate citizen feedback and government responsiveness, though it is crucial to not treat it as a panacea and rather as a complement to offline approaches for a more inclusive and robust engagement. This event continued to explore the future of technology-enhanced citizen engagement. It was the third and final event in a series titled “How Can Technology Accelerate Citizen Engagement?”

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Boosting Government Accountability by Open Budgeting

In early 2013, the World Bank Institute (WBI) launched a program to address key aspects of public budgeting for development - open and accessible budget data, public participation in budgeting, and collaboration around budget processes. We sat down with Robert Hunja, Manager of WBI’s Open Government practice, and Jeff Thindwa, Manager of WBI’s Social Accountability practice to learn more about the Program.
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Dialogue with President Kim on Social Accountability
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Increasing the Effectiveness of Multi-stakeholder Initiatives through Active Collaboration
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Jeff Thindwa at Voice of America: Strong Media Essential for Accountable Governments
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Advancing Public Participation in the Budget Audit Process
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Second Webinar Series on Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) Available
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The Global Partnership for Social Accountability Launches New Website
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Closing Feedback Loops: From Engaged Citizens to More Responsive Governments
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World Bank, Georgetown University Coalition Building Program
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For a complete list of upcoming e-learning courses please visit the e-Institute. This unique global portal is designed to support self-motivated learners who want to get up to speed on the latest development trends, enhance their skills and share knowledge through on-line learning communities. More
Parliaments and the Budget
June 02, 2014 - June 27, 2014
Application deadline: May 26, 2014
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Violence, Conflict and Fragility
June 09, 2014 - June 29, 2014
Application deadline: June 2, 2014
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Advances in Financial Sector Analysis and Policy
June 16, 2014 - July 11, 2014
Application deadline: June 9, 2014
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Lecciones de las intervenciones del nivel Nacional en vivienda social y mejoramiento Integral de Barrios en Colombia
Webinar: June 3, 2014, 10:00AM EST Learn more
Building a holistic Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action - Measureable, Reportable and Verifiable on a CDM Standardized Baseline
Webinar: June 18, 2014, 10:00AM EST Learn more
Learning from the Vietnam Urban Upgrading Program
Webinar: June 24, 2014, 09:00AM EST Learn more
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