Publication: Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics Global 2007 : Rethinking Infrastructure for Development
The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) is one of the best-known conferences for the presentation and discussion of new knowledge on development. It is an opportunity for many of the world's finest development thinkers to present their ideas. The 2007 ABCDE -- held in Tokyo on May 29-30, 2006, and cosponsored by the Government of Japan -- was devoted to "Rethinking Infrastructure for Development." The conference opened with remarks by Sadakazu Tanigaki, Japan's Minister of Finance, and Paul Wolfowitz, President of the World Bank. Their remarks were followed by keynote addresses by Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank; Sadako Ogata, President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); and Joseph Stiglitz, University Professor at Columbia University. Six papers were presented addressing the issues of infrastructure for growth, sustainable development and infrastructure, rural infrastructure and agricultural development, and infrastructure and regional cooperation. François Bourguignon, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank, delivered closing remarks.
“Bourguignon, François; Pleskovic, Boris. 2007. Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics Global 2007 : Rethinking Infrastructure for Development. Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE);. © Washington, DC: World Bank. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/6834 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”