Data and AI for Sustainable Development: Building a Smarter Future

In partnership with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the Meetings will feature a series of events that bring together policy makers, National Statistical Offices, private sector representatives, foundations, international organisations, civil society, and academia to showcase success stories around the use of AI and explore how to leverage its capabilities to build a smarter, more inclusive, and more equitable future. The event will culminate in a call to action to identify solutions to unlock the potential of AI for sustainable development.
03-04 April 2024
World Bank Headquarters, Washington DC


  • Portrait of Johannes Jutting

    Johannes Jütting

    Executive Head of PARIS21
    Dr. Johannes Jütting is the Executive Head of the PARIS21 Secretariat, a global partnership promoting the better use and production of data in developing countries, hosted at the OECD.
    Before joining PARIS21 in 2012, he headed the Poverty and Social Cohesion Team at the OECD Development Centre for 10 years, where he spearheaded innovative work in the areas of employment, social cohesion, gender and global development. He was a member of the UN General Secretaries Expert Group on Data Revolution, has co-chaired the program committee of the first World Data Forum and publishes extensively in academic journals, as well as in his Huffington Post blog. Johannes Jütting was awarded a PhD from Humboldt University and is a visiting professor at Passau University, Germany.
  • Portrait of Indermit Gill

    Indermit Gill

    Chief Economist of the World Bank and Senior Vice President for Development Economics
    Before starting this position on September 1, 2022, Indermit Gill served as the World Bank’s Vice President for Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions, where he helped shape the Bank’s response to the extraordinary series of shocks that have hit developing economies since 2020.
    Between 2016 and 2021, he was a professor of public policy at Duke University and non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Global Economy and Development program.

    Gill led the World Bank’s influential 2009 World Development Report on economic geography. His work includes introducing the concept of the “middle-income trap” to describe how countries stagnate after reaching a certain level of income. He has published extensively on key policy issues facing developing countries—among other things, sovereign debt vulnerabilities, green growth and natural-resource wealth, labor markets, and poverty and inequality.

    Gill has also taught at Georgetown University and the University of Chicago. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.
  • Portrait of François Fonteneau

    François Fonteneau

    Deputy Head of PARIS21
    François has 15 years of international experience working on data production and use with developed and developing countries.
    François started his career in PARIS21 as the Coordinator of the Accelerated Data Program funded by the World Bank, contributing to the International Household Survey Network on survey microdata management and open data. François was recently working with FAO where he coordinated a statistical capacity building G20 initiative and led the development of AGRIS, an innovative survey initiative. He holds a Masters Degree in Agriculture Economics from INA-PG, France and a Masters Degree in Econometrics from ENSAE, France.
  • Portrait of Jim Tebrake

    Jim Tebrake

    Deputy Director of the Statistics Department, IMF
    Jim Tebrake is currently the Deputy Director of the Statistics Department at the International Monetary Fund.
    His main responsibilities include overseeing the Fund’s new Data Gaps Initiative, Climate change statistics program as well as oversight for the economic and environmental accounting frameworks. Jim’s current research includes developing improved frameworks and methods to account for financial innovation, the informal economy, globalization, digitalization, well-being and sustainability.

    Prior to joining the IMF in August 2019 Jim held several positions at Statistics Canada including, Assistant Chief Statistician, Economic Statistics and Director General of the Macroeconomic Accounts Branch.
  • Oliver Wise portrait

    Oliver Wise

    Chief Data Officer and Acting Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, US Department of Commerce
    Oliver Wise is Chief Data Officer and Acting Under Secretary for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce.
    In this position, Wise is responsible for leading the Commerce Department's data strategy, providing policy direction and oversight to the Bureau of Economic Analysis and Census Bureau, and advancing capacity for evidence-based decision-making.

    Wise was the founding director of the City of New Orleans Office of Performance and Accountability, the City’s first data analytics and performance management team. In the private sector, Wise served in product management and strategic roles at Tyler Technologies and Socrata.

    Wise’s work has been recognized with awards from the American Society of Public Administration, Bloomberg Philanthropies, CDO Magazine, the International City/County Managers Association, Government Technology Magazine, FedScoop, and Harvard University.

    He is also a co-founder of the Santorini-based Atlantis Books and is most proud of his incredible family.
  • Portrait of Brian Fung
    Technology Reporter, CNN
    Brian Fung is a technology reporter who covers the intersection of business and policy. A native of Washington, D.C., Brian spent almost six years at The Washington Post, where he wrote extensively about the media industry’s struggle to adapt to the Internet; the battle over net neutrality; and the rise of novel innovations such as self-driving cars.
    Prior to The Post, Brian served numerous roles at Atlantic Media, where he was the technology correspondent at National Journal and an associate editor at The Atlantic. He is a graduate of Middlebury College and the London School of Economics, and speaks two dialects of Chinese. Brian is fond of cycling and backcountry camping, and when he’s not on a hiking trip, likes to play board games and video games with friends at his home in Washington.
  • Portrait of Peter Addo - Eric Thauvin pour l'AFD
    Head of Emerging Tech Lab, Agence française de dévelopement (AFD)
    Dr Peter Addo is an experienced data scientist, and has an extensive background in working with data, and emerging technologies in the developing contexts.
    Currently, he is the lead on Artificial Intelligence, and serves as the head of the Emerging Tech Lab at the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) Group, Paris, France. He leads efforts to provide strategic advisory and actionable research on harnessing data and the emerging technologies for a sustainable development agenda, both broadening and deepening current action of Groupe AFD.  He formerly worked at the French National Center for Scientific research (CNRS) as a researcher, and at the French National railway company (SNCF) as the Lead Data Scientist. He holds a double PhD in Applied Mathematics and Economics.  Member of several expert networks including the OECD Network of AI Experts.
  • Portrait of Audrey Poupon

    Audrey Poupon

    Communications Coordinator for PARIS21
    Audrey Poupon serves as the Communications Coordinator for PARIS21, a global partnership which promotes the better use and production of statistics throughout the developing world, hosted by the OECD.
    With a background in communications, Audrey plays a pivotal role in shaping the partnership's messaging and outreach efforts. Her expertise lies in crafting compelling narratives that highlight the importance of data in driving evidence-based decision-making and fostering sustainable development.

    Audrey has been at the OECD for over 10 years, working in areas ranging from international tax cooperation to education policy.

    Audrey has a degree in public and political communications from Sciences Po Bordeaux.


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