Tip: Activate javascript to be able to use all functions of our website

Public Symposium

March 15, 2012

The symposium addressed a wide range of participants from academia, practitioners, and the general public.

Hand to swipe on mobile
Hand to swipe on mobile

Employment in the context of development – challenges ahead

Location: Kassensaal, KfW Berlin, Behrenstraße 31-33
14:00OpeningStephan Opitz, Director General, KfW Development Bank

Christine Bögemann-Hagedorn, Deputy Director General, Civil Society - Private Sector, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
14:30Keynote lecture:
How does employment matter for development?
Dani Rodrik, Harvard University

Introduction: José Manuel Salzar-Xirinachs, Executive Director, International Labor Organization ILO, Geneva
16:00Coffee break
16:15Panel discussion:

Growth, jobs, or poverty reduction:
What should decision makers address first?

Chair: Prof. Dr. Zimmermann, Institute for the Study of Labor IZA, Bonn
Dani Rodrik, Harvard University

Namrata Bali, Director, Self-Employed Women’s Association SEWA, India

Ghada Waly, Managing Director, Egyptian Social Fund for Development

Raymond Torres, Director, International
Institute for Labour Studies, ILO

Stefano Scarpetta, Deputy Director DELSA, OECD
18:00 - 19:00Reception at Wandelhalle

Last updated: July 2012


KfW Development Bank

Competence Centre Development, Governance & Peace

Palmengartenstrasse 5-9

60325 Frankfurt am Main



+49 69 74 31 -42 60


+49 69 74 31 -37 96