The World Bank Group believes that corruption is one of the major obstacles to ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity for the poorest people. Join us for a live chat with World Bank experts as they discuss progress in understanding corruption and its drivers and how transparency is helping root out corruption.
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Program Coordinator, Integrity Vice Presidency, World Bank Group
Lead Public Sector Specialist, World Bank Group
Head, Special Litigation Unit, Integrity Vice Presidency, World Bank
Head, Preventive Services Unit, World Bank Group
Global Lead for Financial Market Integrity, Finance & Markets
Established in 2013, the Youth Summit is an annual event that serves as a platform for conversation and action to make the World Bank Group more relevant to the global youth and to better involve young people in the work of the World Bank Group.
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Twenty years ago, Sudhir Shetty was the World Bank’s Senior Country Economist for the nation formerly known as Burma. This week, Sudhir Shetty is back in Yangon as the World Bank’s Chief Economist for the East Asia and Pacific region, and is seeing a very different country with cranes dotting the commercial capital’s skyline, imported cars filling the city’s streets, and growing tourism.
During this event, Sudhir will give a presentation on recent economic developments in East Asia and Myanmar, followed by a panel discussion featuring business leaders in Myanmar to discuss their perspectives on Myanmar’s economic policy priorities.
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Chief Economist, East Asia and Pacific, World Bank Group
Country Manager, MPRL E&P
Founder and Chairman, Myanma Awba Group
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Yoma Strategic
Director, Dagon International Ltd
Founder and CEO, Thura Swiss
One quarter of children under age five worldwide are chronically malnourished. The World Food Prize event “Let Food Be Thy Medicine,” will bring together scientists, policymakers and food and nutrition experts from around the world to share insights on ways in which malnutrition can be tackled with smart policies, innovation and political will. Key is to prioritize investments in people – during the earliest years of life -- because it underpins the very future of nations.
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The event will bring together policymakers and experts from around the world to share insights on how to support small and medium enterprises and promote entrepreneurship as a key driver of local growth and innovation.
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Senior Director, Trade & Competitiveness, World Bank Group
Administrator of the US Small Business Administration (SBA)
Argentina National Secretary of Entrepreneurs and SMEs
President of the International Council for Small Business
Frederic C. Hamilton Chair of Free Enterprise and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College
Senior Economic Policy Advisor, World Bank Group Global Practice on Trade and Competitiveness.
The State of the Africa Region seminar provides an opportunity to reflect on the main trends shaping the economic development of the region. The seminar will discuss key challenges and opportunities facing Africa in an increasingly turbulent global economic environment.
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Vice President, Africa Region, World Bank Group
Chief Economist, Africa, World Bank Group
TV Host, Africa Leadership Dialogues
Deputy Governor of the Bank of Tanzania
Minister of Economy and Finance, Mali
Senior Minister of Planning and Development, Benin
In a world of growing global risks, over 80 % of humanitarian needs are in conflict-affected situations, and poverty is increasingly concentrated in these areas. There is consensus that the global community needs to focus on prevention rather than crisis response.
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The high-level flagship event "One Year of the Sustainable Development Goals" brings together global leaders to highlight country actions on the Sustainable Development Goals. This is a key moment to build on this momentum and share country experiences in this ambitious and critical endeavor.
World Bank Group Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, United Nations Relations, and Partnerships.
Parliamentary State Secretary, Germany
Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Republic of Colombia
Minister of International Cooperation, Egypt
President, UN General Assembly
Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations
President, European Investment Bank
Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Uganda
Director General, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
Minister of State for Finance, Sierra Leone
This flagship event focuses on catalyzing, mobilizing and crowding-in private finance to support the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the WBG’s Twin Goals.
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MP, Secretary of State, UK Department for International Development
Governor, Central Bank of Sierra Leone
Chair of the Board, Transparency International
Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, World Bank Group
Executive Vice President and CEO, International Finance Corporation
Founding Partner, Chief Executive Officer, Meridiam Infrastructure
Director of the Corporate Responsibility Initiative at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Managing Director, Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base
Hear directly from policymakers – and from other financiers of trade and integration programs like the World Bank – on how connectivity can improve the flow of goods, people, data and capital across East Asia.
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Minister of Finance, Indonesia
Director General, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Executive Vice President for Corporate Public Policy – DP DHL Americas
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy
Secretary General, National Economic and Social Development Board, Thailand
Vice President, East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank
Vice President, Sustainable Development, World Bank
Moderator, Managing Director of the Growth Dialogue