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.
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.
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
Jobs are critical to building stability in fragile states, and the private sector plays a key role in providing opportunities. However, fragility poses many challenges to private sector job creation. The event will examine these challenges when creating new initiatives in advancing jobs in fragile and conflict-affected settings.
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Interim Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer and Vice-President, Operations, World Bank Group
Director General, International Cooperation and Development European Commission
Former Minister of Finance, Timor-Leste Special Envoy, g7+
Professor, University of Oxford
Minister of Budget, Cote d’Ivoire
Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times, London
CEO, Pakistan Agricultural Coalition
Minister of Economy and Planning, Republic of Chad
Financial inclusion has emerged as a critical development challenge. Join us LIVE to hear about emerging countries’ innovative approaches toward financial inclusion and learn how countries can manage de-risking.
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UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development
Secretary of the Treasury, United States
Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, India
Governor of the People’s Bank of China
Minister of Finance, Indonesia
Anchor, Bloomberg Television, London
President , Financial Action Task Force (FATF)