SXSW Interactive 2014

The World Bank and Innovation: Striking Poverty


For everyone who is interested in using technology for social good, hear from the World Bank about how they are discovering and investing in innovative ideas to strike poverty around the world. This could be one of the most meaningful conversations you could be part of at SXSW and it is your chance to hear the latest on how World Bank innovators are combining social media and open data to discover #whatittakes to address large scale economic suffering in our lifetime.
José-Manual Bassat from the World Bank Institute will detail how they are listening, discovering, and creating change through engaging the community in conversation. Discover how the World Bank is “Striking Poverty” by investing in technology and innovations to help citizens around the world become better informed, governments become more transparent, and those in poverty become more engaged in decisions that affect their lives.

Additional Supporting Materials


  1. How can innovators and entrepreneurs engage with the World Bank?
  2. From open data to open ideas, how is crowdsourcing surfacing new ideas in poverty alleviation and how is Striking Poverty helping?
  3. How is technology transforming citizen engagement?
  4. What innovations are helping those in poverty to have a say in decisions that affect their lives?
  5. What is the World Bank Innovation Lab and what is it’s goal?



Jill Finlayson, Strategic Consultant, The World Bank

Meta Information:

  • Tags: development, innovation
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Solo
  • Track: Policy and Civic Engagement
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginning

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