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Lecture by mr. Ad Melkert about the dilemmas and future of debt relief. After the lecture, the winners of this year’s AIID/World Bank Thesis Competition will be announced.

Event details of Lifting the burden
Date 14 May 2004
Time 15:00 -17:30

The Amsterdam Institute for International Development (AIID) and The World Bank are pleased to invite you to the lecture by mr. Ad Melkert (The Dutch Executive Director of the World Bank) about the dilemmas and future of debt relief. After the lecture, the winners of this year’s AIID/World Bank Thesis Competition will be announced.

The program for the ceremony will be as follows:

  • 15:00 - Eggertzaal open
  • 15:15 - Welcome
  • 15:20 - Introductory speech by Prof. Jan Willem Gunning
  • 15:30 - Speech by mr. Ad Melkert about the dilemmas and future of debt relief to the
    poorest countries
  • 16:15 - Jury reports and granting of the awards by Prof. Jaques van der Gaag
  • 16:45 - Drinks and informal continuation of the meeting

The prize for best PhD thesis consists of a guaranteed placement in the World Bank internship program in Washington and compensation of living expenses up to US$ 10,000. The first prize for the best Masters Thesis in International Development is US$ 2.000. The second prize is US $ 1.000.

See for updates and additional information the AIID website: www.aiid.org.

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