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Lecture-discussion on "Supporting the Country to Turn Challenges into Opportunities"

Lecture-discussion on 
"Supporting the Country to Turn Challenges into Opportunities"

conducted by
Mr. Jean Michel Happi
, World Bank Armenia Country Manager

Date: May 15, 2013
Time: 14:30 – 16:30
Place: Conference Hall, YSU 6th Building, 52 Abovyan Street, Yerevan
Language: English with simultaneous translation into Armenian

Overview: The World Bank’s focuses on the near-term needs of accelerating economic growth, creating jobs, and reducing poverty. It aims to support the Government of Armenia’s (GoA) new Armenia Development Strategy (ADS) 2025. In an effort to draw greater synergies from our work and catalyze higher volumes of private resources to support Armenia’s development, Bank prioritizes increasing employment through creation of quality and high productivity jobs for the next five years. The three possible key areas of concentration of the Bank’s effort ought to evolve around (a) the support of competitiveness and job creation, (b) improvement of efficiency and equity in social services, and (c) improvement of governance and fight against corruption in the public services.
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Lecturer's Bio: Mr. Jean-Michel Happi is the Country Manager in the World Bank Yerevan Office, in the Europe and Central Asia Vice-Presidency. Mr. Happi, has broad ranging development experience. He has worked on issues of competition policy, privatization, governance and anti-corruption, infrastructure development and utility sector reform. He has also been involved with Bank-wide efforts to mobilize concessional financing for low-income countries, and in helping develop Bank-country partnership strategies. He has worked across many countries in South Asia, Africa, Europe and Central Asia, and Middle East.
Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Mr. Happi worked as economist at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva. He is a graduate from the French School of Economics (Ecole Nationale de Statistique et de l’Administration Economique) and holds Post-Masters degrees in Applied Mathematics from Paris-6 University.

If interested, please confirm your attendance via or call at 58-13-30, 58-14-50, mentioning your organizational affiliation and translation needs.

Deadline for applications: May 14, 2013, 17:00

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