This spring, the Norwegian Government will present a White Paper on Development and cooperation with the Private Sector. Minister of EEA and EU Affairs, Vidar Helgesen gives us a preview and presents Norwegian priorities. Mary Hallward-Driemeier, co-leader of the World Bank´s  Jobs Knowledge Platform, shares findings on expanding job opportunities in developing countries.

This event marks the launch of a new research programme at CMI, Employment for the Poor. The presentations will be followed by a panel debate with Mary Hallward-Driemeier (World Bank), Director General Petter Ølberg (MFA), Professor Kjetil Bjorvatn (Norwegian Business school) and Espen Villanger, Programme Leader and Senior Researcher (CMI).

Live streaming of the event:


Detailed programme

11.45 – 11.50: Welcome, Ottar Mæstad, Director,CMI

11.50-12.05:  Minister of EEA and EU Affairs, Helgesen: Norwegian Priorities

12.05 – 12.35: Mary Hallward-Driemeier, World Bank: Job opportunities in developing countries

12.35 – 12.45: Q&A

12.45 – 13.30: Panel debate