Fragility and conflict across the world have displaced millions in search of safety, with a significant impact on both origin and host countries. This event convenes partners to share their perspectives and move towards a global consensus for a comprehensive and sustained response to forced displacement.
Of the more than 2.5 billion people living in the world’s poorest countries, nearly a quarter live in areas marked by conflict or other significant upheaval. Panelists from the private and public sectors will discuss how to spur investment in order to create jobs, generate revenue, and finance essential services.
Investing in young children is one of the smartest investments a country can make to break the cycle of poverty. As we work to meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals related to early childhood development, join a panel of experts to launch a global movement to ensure that children everywhere can thrive.
Why are so many governments, communities and businesses turning their attention to forests? From meeting climate goals and coping with extreme weather, to boosting livelihoods and greening supply chains, forests are becoming an essential part of the development solution.
How will countries take action and meet the climate commitments made in Paris? Which bold actions will governments take to move from agreement to implementation? Join a high-level panel as they address their commitments to move from the Paris Agreement to implementation.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry convenes a meeting on the Global Connect Initiative, which seeks to bring 1.5 billion people who lack Internet access online by 2020.
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will address the press during the World Bank's 2015 Spring Meetings.
This event aims to move mental health from the margins to the mainstream of the global development agenda. The events to engage finance ministers, multilateral and bilateral organizations, the business community, technology innovators, and civil society will emphasize the urgent investments needed in mental health services.
With 800 million people going to bed hungry every night, there’s no question that the world needs a sustainable food system that can feed every person, every day. But increasingly quality is just as important as quantity and better food must become a priority in many countries.
Emerging markets and the developing world are at the center of the current slowdown in global growth. Listen to the World Bank's chief economists discuss this and related issues.