World Bank Live - Spring Meetings 2014

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Join us as experts discuss ways to better integrate land and climate-smart agriculture into countries’ development strategies.

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Kaushik Basu
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank Group
Gerd Müller
Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development. Germany
Claver Gatete
Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda
Arsenio M. Balisacan
Secretary, National Economic and Development Authority, Philippines
John Streur
President and Chief Executive Officer, Calvert Investments
Winnie Byanyima
Executive Director of Oxfam International
Klaus Deininger
Lead Economist in Agriculture and Rural Development, World Bank Group
Dao Trung Chính
Deputy Director General, General Department of Land Administration, Vietnam

Hear from the World Bank’s Chief Economist for Africa as he presents the implications of lower oil and other commodity prices for a region that exports a large number of commodities.

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Makhtar Diop
Vice President, Africa Region, World Bank
Francisco Ferreira
Chief Economist, Africa, World Bank Group
Armando Manuel
Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Angola
S.E. Madame Nialé Kaba
Minister of Finance, Côte d'Ivoire

Why is it that 1.3 billion women still don't have a bank account? How can we promote more women into leadership roles in the financial industry & make sure women have greater access to mobile phones? These kinds of questions will be at the heart of the debate among industry leaders and economists during the annual Gender & the Economy event.

Megan McArdle
Columnist, Bloomberg View
Barbara Byrne
Vice Chairman, Investment Banking, Barclays
Stephen Kehoe
SVP, Head of Global Financial Inclusion, Visa Inc.
Leora Klapper
Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank
Steven J. Puig
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Banco BHD León
Jin-Yong Cai
Executive Vice President and CEO, IFC
Gloria M. Grandolini
Senior Director, Finance and Markets Global Practice, World Bank Group
Caren Grown
Senior Director, Gender CCSA, World Bank Group
Henriette Kolb
Head, Gender Secretariat, International Finance Corporation