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Leadership Matters: Vision, Effectiveness, and Accountability

Capacity Day 2007 was organised by the World Bank Institute on 19 April 2007.
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Effective leadership is a critical prerequisite for ownership and accountability for development results. Leadership development is more than training individuals; it encompasses a broader set of changes in institutions, policies, and behaviors. Yet the development community has paid limited explicit attention to leadership development in partner countries.


Capacity Day 2007 explored, through keynote addresses, discussion panels, and interactive audience engagement, how the Bank and others might improve the support for leadership development.

Among the questions addressed throughout the day were:

  • What aspects of leadership are critical to achieving development results?
  • Which leadership development approaches make an impact and under what circumstances?
  • How can the World Bank and others strengthen the attention and support provided to leadership development?

The event was structured around three different leadership development challenges, which were examined in three sessions. A case representing a typical challenge for leadership was presented during each. The moderator then turned to a panel of distinguished discussants for their perspectives. Each session concluded with commentary from leading academics in the field.  


The Capacity Day 2007 newsletter is now available for download above or at http://info.worldbank.org/etools/capacityDay2007/


For a summary of Bank work related to Leadership Development, see the extensive Summary of Leadership Development, Bank-wide.



Related Resources:

Concept Note Capacity Day 2007

Background Papers

Background Notes on Leadership



Previous Capacity Day events:

Capacity Day 2006

Capacity Day 2005

Website (URL): http://info.worldbank.org/etools/capacityDay2007/

Author(s): World Bank Institute

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