Call for Participants: Following the Money – the World Bank’s Answer to Refugee Crisis

CDN’s Migration Working group is happy to invite you to our second webinar, this time with Ellen Goldstein, the World Bank’s Country Director for the Western Balkans. The main topics covered during the event will be the World Bank’s response to migration, the reintegration of returning migrants to their respective societies, and migration out of economic considerations in the Western Balkans.

Our guest for this unique occasion is a macroeconomist, who has been working with the World Bank for over 30 years in different positions, including the World Bank’s Country Director for Bangladesh and Nepal. ‘Through her career she has worked in West and Southern Africa, South Asia, and Central Europe as a macroeconomist, human development specialist, and as Country Manager in both Burkina Faso and FYR Macedonia. She also was the founding manager of the World Bank’s Results Secretariat. Prior to becoming the Country Director for Bangladesh and Nepal, Goldstein spent three years on special assignment at the African Development Bank in Tunisia, where she established and led the Quality Assurance and Results Department. Goldstein earned Master’s degrees in public health from the John Hopkins University and in public affairs from Princeton University.’

Ms. Goldstein will talk around 10-15 minutes about migration in the Western Balkans, and about how the World Bank responded to the phenomenon. The rest of the webinar will be open for a discussion with the members of the Working Group and other attendees. We kindly ask you to prepare your questions in advance to facilitate the flow of the webinar!

Below you can find three publications on which the talk will be based on. We kindly advice you to give them a read and prepare critical questions for the discussion.

If you are interested to attend the webinar, please join us on the 23rd of November at 11:45 CET on Skype (add cdn_eastern_europe and send ,,Migraton WG” in a message body which will be taken as an intention to attend the webinar). Due to the limitations of Skype we will only be able to host the first 25 people. Those who are interested in joining the discussion can leave their questions prior to the webinar and can watch the recorded event at a later date.

Best!
CDN Migration WG