McGeorge School of Law

Ethics at the World Bank

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Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013
Noon to 1 p.m.


Classroom A at McGeorge School of Law


The Ethics Across the Professions Initiative presents Paul Cadario, Distinguished Senior Fellow in Global Innovation, University of Toronto.

Discussion will be moderated by Professor Paul Paton, Director, Ethics Across the Professions Initiative.

What ethical challenges face international organizations? How are they managed? What lessons might be learned? Join Paul Cadario for a reflection on his 35 years at the World Bank and a discussion about ethics and innovation in the new global environment.

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About the Speaker

Cadario joined the World Bank in 1975 and played a diverse number of roles worldwide, including nearly two decades with the World Bank’s frontline development programs in Western Africa and China and then with public sector management throughout Asia.Paul Cadario

Among the challenges he enjoyed were establishing the first World Bank-financed operations in Guinea Bissau and Mongolia and managing the strategy, budget and logistics for the Bank’s work in twenty-two former Soviet and central European states after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

In 1998, he began working on the World Bank’s efforts to modernize and streamline its business for the digital age of transparency and accountability, starting with the renewal of the Bank’s global information systems. Focusing on results, quality assurance and compliance, from 2001 he oversaw the multi-billion dollar portfolio of grants managed and disbursed by the World Bank as a trustee for governments, foundations, non-governmental organizations and private development partners. His work took him from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, from Guinea to Indonesia, and from Bhutan to Burundi.

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