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0Selected Video Presentations of Augusto Lopez-Claros

Below are a number of selected talks and interviews presented by Augusto Lopez-Claros in video format. As new ones become available they will be posted.


  • Doing Business 2015 Report: Going Beyond Efficiency Keynote presentation by Augusto Lopez-Claros at The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), Washington, DC, 31 October 2014. Presentation begins with a brief introduction by Daniel F. Runde (William A. Schreyer Chair and Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, CSIS), followed by a panel discussion featuring Sara Aviel, United States Alternate Executive Director of the World Bank Group; Paige Alexander, Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia, U.S. Agency for International Development; and Augusto Lopez-Claros, Director, Global Indicators and Analysis Group, World Bank Group. Duration 1:26:22. Click link above or image below to see video.

  • Augusto Lopez-Claros is interviewed by Cristina Manzano, editor of the Spanish-language version of the journal Foreign Policy. The interviews, conducted in English, cover a range of economic development issues, including aspects of corruption, gender and the global financial crisis, among others. The questions posed by Ms. Manzano are listed below, with the corresponding links to YouTube.

Augusto Lopez-Claros
Cristina Manzano
Augusto Lopez-Claros interviewed by Cristina Manzano,
Editor, Foreign Policy (Spanish edition),
in Madrid, 20 January 2014
Interview Questions:
Options: Click here to transfer to all 12 questions on YouTube, or click on a specific question listed below to view corresponding interview.

  1. What are some of the key findings from the recently published World Bank report Women, Business and the Law 2014? (8:18 min.)
  2. Some governments have decided to impose quotas (for instance, on the participation of women on corporate boards) as a way of accelerating the elimination of gender inequalities. But the idea has had its critics. What do you think? (5:27 min.)
  3. Why is it taking so long to achieve full economic equality for women? (6:32 min.)
  4. What, in your opinion, are some of the most important things that policymakers need to get right to improve competitiveness and boost prosperity? (8:26 min.)
  5. What are some of the factors that have contributed to make corruption less of a taboo subject among policymakers? From being largely absent in the development debate in previous decades, we seem to have moved to a consensus that it matters a great deal for development. (8:27 min.)
  6. What are the sources of corruption? (6:51 min.)
  7. What is the impact or what are the consequences of corruption? (8:08 min.)
  8. What can we do to deal more effectively with the plague of corruption? (8:37 min.)
  9. What, in your view, are some of the main challenges that we face in the aftermath of the global financial crisis? (9:53 min.)
  10. Beyond these long-term fiscal challenges, what other lessons have we learned over the past half a century about what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to fiscal management? (6:20 min.)
  11. Is the persistence of widening income disparities something that we should worry about? Why? (6:38 min.)
  12. In the latest Doing Business Report the authors talk about the concept of convergence. What is the significance of this? (7:27 min.)

  • Findings of the Doing Business Report 2014 Presentation and interview with Augusto Lopez-Claros at the Room for Discussion session, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 5 December 2013. Click link above or image below to see video.
Presentation at University of Amsterdam
Presentation at University of Amsterdam

Presentatión en Fundación Rafael del Pino

Presentation at Geneva Press Club

  • The Innovation Capacity Index: Factors, Policies and Institutions Driving Country Innovation In a presentation on 10 November 2009 in Madrid, Augusto Lopez-Claros discusses that the relative importance of various drivers of economic growth and prosperity has evolved over time and, for a growing number of countries, innovation, in its many dimensions, is emerging now as a leading factor. He also announces in the video the publication on 18 November of The Innovation for Development Report 2009–2010 by Palgrave Macmillan. [Click image below to see YouTube video]
YouTube video Innovation for Development Report

  • Presentation at United Nations Office of The Baha'i International Community On 16 September 2009, Augusto Lopez-Claros gave a lunch-time presentation at the United Nations Office of the Baha'i International Community (BIC) examining the global financial crisis and its implications for global governance. He addressed weaknesses in the financial sector, new challenges arising from the crisis, current mechanisms for international cooperation and future prospects for global governance. [Click image below to see YouTube video]


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