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[Conference] Korea Launch of the 2016 World Development Report ‘Digital Dividends’

Type Conference
Venue Rose & Tulip Room (8F), Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel, 662 Gyeongin-ro, Guro-gu, Seoul Date 2016-03-18 ~ 2016-03-18
Host World Bank Group Korea Office and the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI) Organizer World Bank Group
URL http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2016/03/09/korea-launch-of-the-2016-world-development-report#1
File 1. ConceptNoteWDR2016Korea1.pdf File Icon
2. ProgramWDR2016Korea1.pdf File Icon

The World Bank Group Korea Office and the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI) jointly organize the event, Korea Launch of the 2016 World Development Report (WDR): Digital Dividends, which will take place on March 18th 2016, at the Rose and Tulip Room (8F), Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel in Sindorim, Seoul.

 

The conference will highlight how digital technologies have brought greater prosperity to society and what are challenges to be addressed. In addition, it will introduce Korea’s experience of utilizing digital technologies to deliver greater developmental benefits.

 

World Development Report (WDR) is a World Bank annual flagship report. This yearthe WDR report explores how digital technologies boosted growth, expanded opportunities and improved services, but benefits from technologies have been shared disproportionally in society. The conference will therefore discuss ways to ensure fair accessibility to digital technologies which can reduce current digital divide.

 

Korea is a global leader in promoting inclusive digital growth, driving productivity and creating jobs through digital economy. An in-depth discussion about Korea’s experience in the latter session of the conference will provide an opportunity to discuss about lessons for other countries who want realize greater development through technologies. 

 


 

Korea Launch of the 2016 World Development Report ‘Digital Dividends’

Digital Dividends: How to Get the Most from the

Digital Revolution and

What Can We Learn from Korea?

Co-hosted by the World Bank Group Korea Office and

the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI)

Date: Friday, March 18, 2016

Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Venue: Rose & Tulip Room, 8F, Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel, Seoul

PROGRAM

14.00 Opening remarks

Jong Guk Song, President, Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI)

Welcoming remakes

Joyce Msuya, Special Representative, World Bank Group Korea Office

14.15 Presentation of Report: WDR 2016 Co-Directors

Deepak Mishra, Lead Economist and the Co-Director of WDR 2016, World Bank

Uwe Deichmann, Senior Urban Specialist and the Co-Director of WDR 2016, World Bank

Discussion: How to Get the Most from the Digital Revolution?

Discussant 1: Wonki Min, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP)

Discussant 2: Jong-Sung Hwang, Vice President, National Information Society Agency (NIA)

14.55 - 15:10 Break 

15:10 Presentation of Korea’s experience

Sung Ho Lee, Research Fellow, Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI)

On how Korea has promoted inclusive growth in the digital economy and what that entails for digital dividends in developing countries.

Discussion

Discussant 1: Byeong Sam Choi, Research Fellow, Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI)

Discussant 2: Jun Seok Hwang, Professor, Seoul National University (SNU)

16.00 Wider discussion

Chair: James F. Larson, Chair, Department of Technology and Society, State University of New York (SUNY) Korea

The Chair will open up the discussion and invite questions and comments from the floor.

16.40- 17:00 Concluding Thoughts