Asian Development Bank – Lecture Theater 2
Manila, Philippines

Event Contact:
Javier Lanza Ferrera
Focal Point, Knowledge & Communications
Independent Evaluation Group
+1(202)473-2488
jlanza@worldbank.org

Read IEG's Evaluation: 
Mobile Metropolises – Urban Transport Matters
Video: Urban Transport Matters
Video: In Brief: Improving Urban Transport in Developing Countries

Despite several years of strong economic growth, many middle-income countries, including the Philippines continue to face significant challenges when it comes to eradicating extreme poverty, reducing inequality and building resilient institutions. This has raised important questions as to whether these recent gains can be sustained. The challenges are particularly pronounced in middle-income countries, more so, given the context of increasing urbanization.

The seminar, hosted jointly by the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank Group, will provide a platform to explore potential strategies and approaches for achieving sustainable transport development, drawing on recent evaluative insights from their respective evaluation units.

The seminar will provide participants with the opportunity to:

  • Share insights on what works, when it comes to pursuing sustainable transport development – focusing on key issues such as inclusion, access, and institutional capacity.
  • Explore emerging lessons and promote knowledge sharing among stakeholders.
  • Highlight new opportunities, business models, policy interventions, and success stories from other parts of the world.

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SCHEDULE

9:00 am – 9:30 am REGISTRATION
9:30 am – 9:40 am WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS 
9:40 am – 10:00 am SETTING THE STAGE: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
10:00 am – 11:45 pm SESSION ONEImproving Transportation in Cities: Insights from Evaluating the World Bank Group’s Support for Client Countries
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm LUNCH
1:05 pm – 2:45 pm SESSION TWOBroader Transport Solutions for the Asia Pacific Region: Opportunities and Challenges
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm CLOSING REMARKS

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