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Global Issues Seminar Series Slide 1: Agenda for Today. Introduction of participating sites- 15 minutes Presentation: Part 1- 20 minutes (slides 2-6) Q & A- 25 minutes Presentation: Part II- 30 minutes (slides 7-12) Q & A- 30 minutes. The World Bank: Global Issues Seminar Series.

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global issues seminar series slide 1 agenda for today

Global Issues Seminar SeriesSlide 1: Agenda for Today

Introduction of participating sites- 15 minutes

Presentation: Part 1- 20 minutes (slides 2-6)

Q & A- 25 minutes

Presentation: Part II- 30 minutes (slides 7-12)

Q & A- 30 minutes

slide 2 what is a global issue

The World Bank: Global Issues Seminar Series

Slide 2: What Is a Global Issue?
  • Affects a large number of people across national boundaries. e.g. poverty, climate change
  • Beyond the capability of any one nation to resolve. e.g. migration, financial stability, forests, water
  • Is of significant concern to all or most of the countries. e.g. communicable diseases, conflicts
  • Requires a global regulatory approach to resolve. e.g. trade, corruption, IPR
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The World Bank: Global Issues Seminar SeriesSlide 3:Key Global Issues(* Issues to be discussed in this seminar series)

Global Environment and natural resources

Water*, Forests*, Energy*, Fisheries*, Climate change*

Global economy:

Poverty*, Trade, Inequality*, Migration, Financial stability*, Debt*, Aid*

Global governance

Conflicts*, corruption*, UN* system, Global compacts*, International Financial Institutions*

Global human development

Education*, Health, Nutrition, Infectious

Diseases*.

slide 4 a four point framework for understanding global issues

The World Bank: Global Issues Seminar Series

Slide 4: A Four Point Framework for Understanding Global Issues
  • Anatomy: Nature of the issue and what makes it a global issue.
  • Dynamics: What forces are shaping the issue and their likely future trend.
  • Actions: What is being done to address the issue ? By whom? What more can/should be done?
  • Consequences: What are the likely consequences of inaction or inadequate actions?
slide 5 forces underlying global issues

The World Bank: Global Issues Seminar Series

Slide 5: Forces Underlying Global Issues
  • Demographic Transition
  • Global Income Growth and Equity ( social justice)
  • Scientific and Technological Innovation
  • Increasing Interconnectedness and Interdependence
  • Global governance and influence of civil society
  • Security and social cohesion
slide 6 why care about global issues

The World Bank: Global Issues Seminar Series

Slide 6:Why Care about Global Issues?
  • Economic Consequences
  • Social Consequences
  • Security Consequences
  • Health Consequences
  • Environmental Consequences

---and are often interrelated and compounding.

slide 7 what makes global issues difficult to resolve
Failures of group decision making

“Tragedy of commons”

“Public goods” nature of many global issues

The World Bank: Global Issues Seminar Series

Slide 7:What makes global issues difficult to resolve?
slide 8 current mechanisms to address global issues

The World Bank: Global Issues Seminar Series

Slide 8: Current Mechanisms to Address Global Issues
  • International conventions, treaties and laws
  • Intergovernmental conference and declarations
  • G8, G-20, G-77 and other similar groupings
  • Global partnerships of governments, private sector, civil society organizations and multilateral institutions
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The World Bank: Global Issues Seminar SeriesSlide 9: Who are the key players involved in global issues ?
  • Countries
  • UN system
  • International Financial Institutions
  • International NGOs
  • Transnational corporations
  • Foundations
  • You i.e. global citizens
slide 10 what is the world bank doing

The World Bank: Global Issues Seminar Series

Slide 10: What is the World Bank Doing?
  • Centers its efforts on MDGs
  • Mobilize resources to support country governments’ projects
    • low-interest loans, interest-free credits, grants
  • Assists countries through research and other forms of knowledge sharing
  • Enhances global partnerships
slide 11 some issues covered by the bank
Biodiversity

Climate change

Coastal and Marine management

Conflict prevention and reconstruction

Corruption

Debt relief

Disaster management

Environment

Fisheries

Forests and Forestry

Health, Nutrition and Population

HIV/AIDS

Human Rights & Development

Hunger

Int. Financial Architecture

Land Resources Mgmnt.

Renewable and Rural Energy and more...

The World Bank: Global Issues Seminar Series

Slide 11: Some Issues Covered by the Bank

For more information see www.worldbank.org/oed/gppp

slide 12 what can we do as individuals

The World Bank: Global Issues Seminar Series

Slide 12: What Can We Do as Individuals?
  • Learn about the issue
    • Get familiar with nature and the dynamics of the issue
    • Find out the actors and their actions (e.g. advocacy groups)
  • Get involved!
    • Use your representation and voting rights
    • Support companies that demonstrate social and environmental responsiveness
    • Develop support, talk to your family & friends
    • Make donations to support issues you care about