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The World Bank and Private Sector Development: Conversation with Nemat Shafik, Vice President, The World Bank; 11/13/01 by Harry Kreisler

Welcome to a Conversation with History. I'm Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies. Our guest today is Nemat Shafik, who is Vice President for Private Sector Development Infrastructure and Guarantees at the World Bank.

  1. Background ... influence of parents ... impact of nationalization on family ... education
  2. The World Bank ... teaching versus management ... evolution of the Bank ... changing role of the private sector ... working with the private sector ... examples from Yemen and Bangladesh ... the role of government ... the problem of corruption ... new public/private dynamic ... support of civil society ... change at the World Bank
  3. The Problem of Poverty and Inequality: The Case of the Arab World ... oil as a problem ... technology and change ... insecurity and investment ... educated elite and dysfunctional labor markets ... terrorism and poverty
  4. Lessons Learned ... shaping the future ... moving knowledge around the world ... straddling the fence ... a messy world requiring creativity

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