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Media Advisory - Regional Development Banks to present new study The Future of Work: Regional Perspectives

Launch: Apr. 19 in Washington, D.C.

Recent technological innovations in robotics, automation, digital platforms and artificial intelligence are dramatically changing the workforce and labor dynamics around the world. What can governments and other players, including the multilateral development banks, do to face the challenges and leverage the opportunities presented by these trends?

Please join us for a panel discussion to launch the study, The Future of Work: Regional Perspectives. The study explores how technology has the potential to change labor markets in the coming years and identifies the positive impacts, the risks, and, most importantly, the types of concrete policy actions that governments should take in each region.

Senior officials from the four regional development banks will participate in the discussion:

  • Charles O. Boamah - Senior Vice-President, African Development Bank
  • Takehiko Nakao - President, Asian Development Bank
  • Suma Chakrabarti - President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Luis Alberto Moreno - President, Inter-American Development Bank.

They will be joined by Susan Lund of McKinsey & Company, and Carmen Pagés, the IDB’s Labor Markets Division Chief as moderator.

WHAT: The Future of Work: Regional Perspectives

WHEN:  Thursday, April 19th at 3:00 p.m. (Doors open at 2:30 p.m.)

**NOTE: Journalists should arrive between 2:30 and 2:45 p.m. to clear security. Cameras are allowed. Entrance will not be permitted after 3:00 p.m. **

WHERE: Inter-American Development Bank

Enrique V. Iglesias Auditorium

1330 New York Avenue, NW

Washington DC 20577


About the IDB 

The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region. 

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