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World Bank 101 - Shared screen with speaker view
Michelle Alicia Leah Ma
13:19
Hi there may I know how I can get the subtitles?
Lindsay K. Saunders
14:10
Select the "Closed Caption" at the bottom for subtitles. Taht should help.
Dorothy Monza
14:11
Hello Michelle - do you see a button with a CC icon on the bottom right?
Robyn Waite
14:42
hello everyone! happy to be here and learning with you all!
Sam Weller
16:25
Xochitl, your camera is not working
Maryse Pedoussaut
18:35
Please, I can not see your PPT
Michelle Alicia Leah Ma
19:01
see it thank for now
Elaine Wells
19:06
Please tell about the changes & improved accountability of the Bank since the early part of this century.
Robyn Waite
19:40
I can see it. are you on a phone? if so you might just have to swipe through to the right screen
Leah Hansler
23:06
Can you please say what the acronyms IDA and IBRD stand for again? thank you
Elaine Wells
23:08
What is IDA? IBRD?
Peter Kamau
23:42
Are there mechanism to engage the Bank on classification? Some countries are classified or graduate to developing countries yet resource are with few people and majority still below poverty line
Dorothy Monza
24:06
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) lends to governments of middle-income and creditworthy low-income countries.The International Development Association (IDA) provides interest-free loans – called credits – and grants to governments of the poorest countries.
Robyn Waite
24:11
IDA = International Development Association
Aaron Oxley
24:22
IBRD = International Bank of Reconstruction and Development
Elaine Wells
24:52
Please don’t use acronyms without defining them!
Aaron Oxley
24:54
IBRD was set up after WWII to rebuild a destroyed Europe but then just kept going.
Selamawit Bekele(RESULTS)
25:23
Here is a link to WB units for details https://www.worldbank.org/en/about/unit
Bob Sample
26:41
I thought that the US President has always "appointed" the World Bank President. Obama appointed Jim Kim. Trump appointed the current guy. China and others have objected to no avail so far.
Georges Budagu Makoko
27:25
Is the contribution of each country comes as share which generates return to investment or they are grants
Joel Rubinstein
28:46
These transitions are not helpful. Can you just go from one slide to the next without "entertainment"?
LouisDaGama
28:48
Historically the US has chosen the President of the World Bank and the Europe has chosen the President of the IMF
Tonnie Cummings
30:39
Can you speak to concerns that the World Bank funds projects that are detrimental to indigenous communities and the environment?
Aaron Oxley
31:23
There are a lot of people (i.e. everyone who is not American or European i.e. pretty much everyone) that think the way the leadership is chosen for the IMF and World Bank is BAD.
Cynthia Tschampl
32:08
how closely (or not) does WB coordinate with UN or WHO?
Aaron Oxley
32:13
Lots of campaigns for reform, but money talks and the rich countries have held a stranglehold on that leadership ‘stitch-up’.
Robyn Waite
32:21
I find the language of “human capital” and “grey matter infrastructure” a bit dehumanizing... do others agree? Has use of language ever been a discussion point up for debate in our engagements with the Bank?
Joel Rubinstein
32:38
It's probably gray water
Lindsay K. Saunders
32:52
Will these slides be posted online? I would love to review the slides again later on and don't see them on the conference link yet. This is very informative. Thank you!
Michelle Alicia Leah Ma
33:01
Yeah I agree Aaron and yeah townie Indigenious peopler around the world
Lindsay K. Saunders
33:09
Human capital = capacity-building in the field. Quite common actually. I worked for USAID in Zambia.
Michelle Alicia Leah Ma
33:13
tonnie*
Marzie Aghdaee (She/Her)
33:22
Question- can you explain the decision making structure/practices in WB. How WB decided whether to allocate resources (loan/grants) to countries/ portfolios/ programs
Selam Bekele(RESULTS)
34:03
Thanks everyone!
JF Tardif
34:04
It is dehumanizing, but it is economic language, so it makes it legitimate Bank business, many Bank Executive Directors would have preferred that the Bank kept away from these "human" issues
Bob Sample
34:04
Is the Covid 19 emergency response in the form of loans or grants.
Aaron Oxley
34:32
@Cynthia: The World Bank, UN, and WHO all swim in the same pool but play different roles. It depends on the issue and the country as to whether they are well-coordinated or their work doesn’t connect much. The World Bank, for example, doesn’t historically do lots on health, and does quite different things in health than the WHO does.
Christie Renner
34:34
Can you say more about types of World Bank projects linked to global health? Is it giving money to the Global Fund or launching other types of projects, etc?
Josh's iPhone XS
35:38
How does a country get included in the World Bank? What are the qualifications or requirements?
Aaron Oxley
37:16
@Christie A lot of the World Bank’s work on health is not done through multilateral agencies like the Global Fund but instead go directly to governments to work with them. This can mean that civil society and affected communities are excluded from decisionmaking and accountability processes.
Aaron Oxley
38:58
Apologies to Xochitl for giving some answers to questions in the chat because she is the REAL expert - but there are so many questions I am not sure we have time to get to them all so I hope this is helpful.
Robyn Waite
39:32
keep it up @aaron very helpful 😀
Georges Budagu Makoko
40:14
Can you elaborate more about African Human capital investment , how does it work in more technical way ?
Michelle Alicia Leah Ma
41:55
What are some other languages you suggest to use @robyn?
iPad de Yanick
42:16
what are the requirements for the countries to borrow ?
Aaron Oxley
43:52
I agree the language of ‘Human Capital’ is not our preferred language and can be dehumanising and cold, but it’s the technical language that is used that allows us to get the Bank to increase investments in things that get classified as ‘Human Capital’ investments. Lots of those are programmes we REALLY like, like health, nutrition, and education programmes.
Robyn Waite
44:00
I’d prefer “capacity building” or investing in education / skill building. to me the language of human capital and grey matter infrastructure commodifies the person,
Dorothy Monza
44:55
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lanak0288@aol.com
45:09
Do individuals ever put money in the world bank?
Aaron Oxley
45:30
“Building a school” sounds pretty boring to some people. “Investing in Human Capital” sounds exciting to those same people. So we use the words that get people excited to make the spending we want.
Robyn Waite
45:54
it’s def a high level debate 😅😂 I agree; money for important programs is great!
Lindsay K. Saunders
46:11
They do look at the people as commodities and resources though. It's a really weird language in the field, but they have to relate it across sectors. I had to get used to it when I lived and worked in Zambia. If anyone wants to connect and talk about foreign aid work, my email is lindsayksaunders@gmail.com I worked for USAID in Zambia.
Michelle Alicia Leah Ma
46:17
yeah I do not agree with only the bad credit history means that like like low income cannot have more access considering the ongoing structural inequities
Aaron Oxley
46:21
@Lanak - No, individuals do not put money in the World Bank. Just governments.
Marzie Aghdaee (She/Her)
46:29
Thanks! very informative
Xochitl Sanchez
46:43
xsanchez@action.org - Xochitl
David Evan den Boer
46:49
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Cynthia Tschampl
46:50
thanks!!!!
Aisha Chebbi
46:51
Thank you very much!!
Dorothy Monza
46:57
Thank you all - great information!!!
Lindsay K. Saunders
46:57
Amazing. I learned a lot about World Bank. Hope to se the slides online too.
Lindsay K. Saunders
46:59
Well done!
Amy Morros
46:59
Thank you all and very interesting. All those acronyms!
Lisa Marchal
47:07
Thank you, Xochitl!
Rosemary O’Mahony
47:08
Thank you so much!
Aisha Chebbi
47:08
I learned so much
Lindsay K. Saunders
47:09
you can also save the chat.