Competitiveness and Innovation take center stage in Brussels Conference

Competitive and innovative economies can provide jobs for young people with an interest in innovation. (Credit: IRRI, Flickr Creative Commons)One of the year’s largest conferences focusing on international , European Development Days () will be convened by the European Commission this week in Brussels, bringing together about 6,000 development professionals to discuss the theme, “Supporting inclusive and sustainable growth for human development.” A large contingent from the World Bank Group will take part in the array of panels and seminars – many of them to be livestreamed – on such topics as the global food crisis, environmental sustainability and resilience, women’s entrepreneurship and inclusive urbanization.

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