Global development in a digital world

January 28, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST

The spread of digital technologies globally over the last two decades has been rapid and has generated much excitement about the possibilities of the digital age for global development. But the anticipated digital dividends of higher growth, more jobs, and better public services have so far fallen short of expectations. So argues the World Bank’s recently released 2016 World Development Report, which explores what it will take for digital technology’s transformative potential to be realized in the developing world.

On January 28, the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings will host a discussion on how digital technologies are changing the prospects for global development. Deepak Mishra will present on the report’s key findings before joining a panel discussion moderated by Brookings fellow Laurence Chandy.

Afterward, questions will be taken from the audience.


Deepak Mishra
‎Co-Director, World Development Report 2016
World Bank

Laurence Chandy
Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Development Assistance and Governance Initiative

Tilman Ehrbeck
Omidyar Network

Christina Sass
Co-founder and COO