BBC World Debate on Global Recession: A Developing World Emergency
A BBC World Debate titled "Global Recession: A Developing World Emergency" was held on April 23rd at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C.
The debate centered on how developing countries are being affected and what steps should be taken to reduce the impact of the global economic downturn on the world's poorest people.
The five panelists included Robert Zoellick, President of the World Bank Group, Luísa Dias Diogo, Prime Minister of Mozambique, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India, Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, Germany’s Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, and activist Bob Geldof.
The debate examined the impact of the crisis on the developing world, and what the recent G20 Summit means for developing countries and the needs of the poor.
Moderated by the BBC’s Zeinab Badawi, the one-hour debate will be broadcast on Saturday, April 25th, as the Bank/IMF Spring Meetings get underway.
Update: April 23--Thank you for submitting questions. We passed them on to BBC. We hope you enjoy the debate when it airs on Saturday.