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The World Bank’s work on decentralization and subnational issues has scaled up significantly over the past few years, accounting for about 30 percent of the overall Bank portfolio since 2002. To better prepare individuals to do operationally relevant and effective work in these areas, the Decentralization and Subnational Regional Economics Thematic Group, a formal network comprised of World Bank scholars and practitioners, offers an range of learning options. Learning opportunities include informal lunchtime seminars, distance learning events, half day “just-in-time” workshops, and the more formal training courses. Presentations, papers and other materials from past learning events can be accessed by going to the sub-topics under “Learning.”

A forthcoming change will be the introduction of a comprehensive training program on governance and anticorruption. Building on the wide selection of two to three day intensive, stand-alone courses on governance issues that are already being offered by the World Bank, the objective is to develop a comprehensive training program which links more cohesively with all areas of governance. The program will be flexible enough for interested staff to complete within a three year period and within the constraints of their respective individual work programs. The program details are expected to be finalized in the coming months.