The 2019 WIDER Annual Lecture will be delivered by Santiago Levy, former Vice President for Sectors and Knowledge at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), former Deputy Finance Minister and General Director of the Mexican Social Security Institute, and main architect of Progresa/Oportunidades, Mexico's incentive-based health, nutrition and education program for the poor.
Santiago Levy will discuss the Achilles Heel of Social Protection in Latin America and analyse how social insurance systems can be redesigned to provide coverage to all.
Registration, Reception and Refreshments
18:00 – 20:00
Welcome by Ugo Panizza, Professor of International Economics and Pictet Chair in Finance and Development at the Graduate Institute in Geneva
Introduction by Kunal Sen, Director of UNU-WIDER, and Professor of development economics at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester
Annual Lecture by Santiago Levy, former Vice President for Sectors and Knowledge at the Inter-American Development Bank
Remarks and observations from Uma Rani, Senior Economist at the Research Department at the International Labour Organization
Closing by Jean-Louis Arcand, Professor of International Economics and Head of the Graduate Institute’s International Economics Department
The event will take place at Maison de la paix in Auditorium Ivan Pictet.
Free entrance. Registration required. To register, please click here.