Why are carefully designed, sensible policies too often not adopted or implemented? When they are, why do they often fail to generate development outcomes such as security, growth, and equity? And why do some bad policies endure? The WDR 2017 examines these questions and others which are at the heart of development. 

Members of the World Bank MENA Region Team present the findings of the World Bank's World Development Report 2017 on Governance and Law and the implications of the report for the World Bank's MENA operations.


Edouard Al Dahdah, World Development Report author, Global Governance Practice, the World Bank, on the main findings of the WDR 2017.

Shantayanan Deverajan, Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa Region, World Bank & Renaud Seligmann, Practice Manager, Governance Global Practice, the World Bank, on the implications of the report for reforms in the Middle East and North Africa.

Moderated by Ishac Diwan, MEI Kuwait Foundation Visiting Scholar and Chaire D’Excellence Monde Arabe, Paris Sciences et Lettres.


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