Swedish launch of the World Bank’s annual report

29 may, 13:30-15:00, Museum of Mediterranean, Fredsgatan 2, Stockholm

How can countries and people better benefit from migration? How can refugees be protected, and their means of livelihood secured? How should the world deal with changes in global demographics? These issues are addressed in the World Bank’s World Development Report 2023 and during a seminar organized by Delmi, EBA, and Sida.

The Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA), the Migration Studies Delegation (Delmi), and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), invites you to a conversation about this year’s World Bank report Migrants, Refugees, and Societies. The report aims at the opportunities that lie in the mobility of people across national borders. The report brings together labor market perspectives with questions of international law. Both countries of origin and receiving countries can improve the conditions for migrants to contribute to societal development, by strengthening their abilities, increasing economic opportunities, and mitigating the risks that migration entails.

Xavier Devictor, co-director for the World Development Report 2023

Torbjörn Pettersson, head of the department for international organizations and thematic support at Sida

Salvatore Petronella, Strategic Advisor, Labor Mobility Partnerships (LaMP)

More panelists to be annuonced.

Moderator: Annika Sundén, committee member Delmi, and former head of analysis at the Swedish Public Employment Agency