Ilves to Co-Chair World Bank's Development Report Advisory Board
Jim Yong Kim, the president of the World Bank, has invited President Toomas Hendrik Ilves to play a leading advisory role in producing the institution's World Development Report.
"Above all, the invitation [...] is recognition for the Estonian state" and its e-solutions, said Ilves after meetings with top World Bank officials yesterday in Washington.
The World Development Report is the World Bank's most influential policy paper, defining development policy currents and dispensing recommendations in various fields.
Ilves and the World Bank's chief eonomist Kaushik Basu will now be repsonsible for drafting the 2016 edition, on the topic of "Internet and Development," which will provide advice to developing countries on what IT solutions they could adopt.