Upcoming Events

Rapid economic growth and development has historically required strong, healthy nation states. This lecture will discuss the benefits and limits of cross-border labor mobility in light of this dilemma.

Kaushik Basu
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank Group
Dani Rodrik
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

Join us as global health leaders and development partners endorse a common agenda to improve country measurement and accountability systems for health results through 2030.

Margaret Chan
Director-General, World Health Organization
Kaushik Basu
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank Group
Alfonso E. Lenhardt
Acting Administrator, USAID
Pakishe Aaron Motsoaledi
Minister of Health, South Africa
Syed Monjurul Islam
Secretary of Health, Bangladesh

The first Annual African Diaspora Trade & Education Forum will bring together donors, entrepreneurs, investors and others who are looking to create trade, investment, and mentorship opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa.


Today, across Europe and Central Asia, societies are aging, but people are not necessarily living longer. This demographic trend – caused by a decrease in fertility rates rather than improved longevity – presents both challenges and opportunities for governments, the private sector and individuals alike. Join us on 17 June to hear our distinguished panel share views on how current demographic trends will impact economic growth, fiscal balances, health and long-term care systems, pensions, social welfare and labor markets in countries across Europe and Central Asia.

Hans Jörg Schelling
Minister of Finance of Austria
Sergei Scherbov
Director of Demographic Research, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital
Hervé Boulhol
Senior Economist, Pensions and Population Aging, OECD
Hans Timmer
Chief Economist, Europe & Central Asia, World Bank Group
Alison Langley
(Moderator) Journalist, based in Vienna

How are countries using Development Policy Financing to advance important reforms? Improving the investment climate, strengthening public financial management, and diversifying an economy are just a few examples. Join us in a conversation to discuss these and other issues on this World Bank lending instrument.

Linda Van Gelder
Director, Operations Policy and Country Services, World Bank Group
Edward Mountfield
Manager, Operations Policy and Country Services, World Bank Group