Upcoming

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.

Dr. Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank Group
Yang Lan
Chairperson, Sun Media Group and Sun Culture Foundation
Kaushik Basu
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank Group

This event will unveil a global initiative that addresses the pervasive challenge of youth employment and underemployment. It is closely associated with the World Bank Group’s ambitious goal: to eliminate extreme poverty and to boost shared prosperity for the bottom 40 percent by 2030.

Dr. Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank Group
Ahmad Alhendawi
United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, United Nations
Jörg Asmussen
Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, Germany
Adrian Lajtha
Chief Leadership Officer, Accenture
Hans Peter Manz
Austrian Ambassador to the United States
Imge Kaya Sabanci
Turkey Program Manager, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Entrepreneurs Program
Christian Syse
Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
Erion Veliaj
Minister for Social Welfare and Youth, Albania
Femi Oke
Journalist, Host of Al Jazeera's "The Stream".

How can governments capture and channel revenues from resource wealth into smart investments? How can they unlock this wealth to make it work for the poor? What can we learn from past experience? Join a discussion on channeling revenues from extractive industries—oil, gas and mining—to end poverty through diversified growth and development.

Samuel Walsh
Chief Executive Officer, Rio Tinto Group
Marinke van Riet
International Director, Publish What You Pay
Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop
Deputy Chairman, Khazanah

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 UK Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, and other speakers from the private sector and national governments for a live-streamed discussion of transforming economies to benefit the poor.

Dr. Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank Group
Justine Greening
UK Secretary of State for International Development
Peter Sands
Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered Bank
Muhammad Aliuddin Ansari
President and Chief Executive Officer, Engro Corporation
Jane Nelson
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.

Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah
Secretary General, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
Xavier de Souza Briggs
Vice President for Economic Opportunity and Assets, Ford Foundation
Sri Mulyani Indrawati
Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer, World Bank Group
Achref Aouadi
Founder and President, I Watch

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.

Mahmoud Mohieldin
Special Envoy for the President of the World Bank Group
Mark Suzman
Gates Foundation President of Global Policy, Advocacy, and Country Programs

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 high-level panel discussion will share perspectives on why civil registries and national identification systems are smart public investments. It will examine how digital identity can help developing countries leapfrog to more efficient 21st century systems. It will also explore public and private sector collaboration opportunities and 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.

Dr. Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank Group
Anabel González
Senior Director, Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice, The World Bank Group
John G. Rice
Vice Chairman and President & CEO, GE Global Growth & Operations
Roberto Azevedo
Director-General, World Trade Organization