This event is an opportunity to discuss the state of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) research in Africa and the challenges governments face in providing young people with a STEM education.
Vice President, Africa Region, World Bank Group
Minister of Higher Education and Research, Republic of Senegal
Executive Director, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences.
Director of Federal Government Affairs, Microsoft
Lead Economist, Education in Africa, World Bank Group
Tune in for the plenary sessions of the second annual Youth Summit. This year's event will focus on increased youth engagement in issues relating to government transparency, accountability, and collaborative governance.
More than 1 billion people still live in poverty and the gap between ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ is growing in many developing nations. Join Chinese talk show host Yang Lan for a conversation on the issue with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and World Bank Chief Economist Kaushik Basu.
Securing good jobs for youth is a global priority. Tune in for a global initiative that addresses the pervasive challenge of youth employment and underemployment.
United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, United Nations
Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, Germany
Chief Leadership Officer, Accenture
Austrian Ambassador to the United States
Turkey Program Manager, Goldman Sachs
Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
Minister for Social Welfare and Youth, Albania
Journalist, Host of Al Jazeera's "The Stream".
How can governments capture and channel revenues from resource wealth into smart investments? Join a discussion on channeling revenues from extractive industries—oil, gas and mining—to end poverty through diversified growth and development.
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will address the press during the World Bank’s 2014 Annual Meetings.
This event will focus on avenues African policymakers can pursue to increase the benefits of economic growth for broad segments of their societies. Challenges to be discussed include the share of manufacturing in GDP, lower rates of employment creation, rapid urbanization of the continent, and difficulties in generating new sources of growth.
How can economic growth benefit more people? Why and how should the public and private sectors work more closely together to create the conditions for inclusive growth? Join us for a live-streamed discussion on transforming economies to benefit the poor.
UK Secretary of State for International Development
Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered Bank
President and Chief Executive Officer, Engro Corporation
Director of Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School
How can a city become a place where people are healthy and prosperous, opportunities exist for the urban poor, and policies address crime and violence? Can new technologies make governments more accountable to citizens? In this event, development leaders will discuss the transformative power of inclusive institutions and citizen engagement for enhancing accountability and improving public services for the poor.
Secretary General, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
Vice President for Economic Opportunity and Assets, Ford Foundation
Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer, World Bank Group
Founder and President, I Watch
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim reports on the Bank Group's progress and plans for next year during the October 11 plenary session of the Annual Meetings in Washington DC.
This event will engage high-level representatives of Ministries, the United Nations, the private sector, bilateral agencies, foundations, CSOs, and other development partners to explore how to facilitate an effective launch of the post-2015 agenda.
What will it take to double the current share of renewables in the global energy mix? Tune in for a discussion on what governments, business and development partners need to do to shift the needle on renewables while balancing environmental and equity issues.
US Industry and Energy Editor, Financial Times
Executive Secretary, REN21
President, The World Water Council
Founder, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Global Managing Director for Water, The Nature Conservancy
This event will provide a better understanding of the environment-water-food nexus and the role that climate smart agriculture, sustainably managed landscapes and seascapes, and modern monitoring technologies can play in meeting food security and environmental needs.
This event will examine how digital identity can help developing countries leapfrog to more efficient 21st century systems. It will also explore effective ways donors and development partners can assist countries in building these systems.
This panel discussion will explore the emerging importance of global value chains (GVCs) in global trade and the implications of that rise for low-income countries. No longer is trade as simple as manufacturing a product in one country and selling it to another.
This event will focus on the links between economic growth, structural transformation and poverty reduction in Africa. Rapid growth in Africa since 1995 has largely been driven by the natural resources and services sectors, whereas the share of agriculture and manufacturing in GDP have fallen. What does this imply for the “quality” of Africa's growth? In particular, what can the data tell us about how growth in different sectors of the economy translates into poverty reduction? Are there implications for growth-promoting policies?
The joint World Bank-IMF Development Committee will address the media at the close of the 2014 Annual Meetings.
The event will focus on this year’s theme of “Generation Open.” It aims to provide a forum for students and early career researchers to explore how the transition to Open Access affects scholars and researchers at different stages of their careers.