This event will focus on the links between economic growth, structural transformation and poverty reduction in Africa. In particular, what can the data tell us about how growth in different sectors of the economy translates into poverty reduction?
Chief Economist, Africa, World Bank Group
Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer, World Bank Group
Minister of State for Planning, Republic of Niger
Minister, Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
European Commissioner for Development, European Commission
This event aims to raise awareness of the need to ramp up financing in areas affected by conflict and fragility while considering the World Bank Group’s role as a convener of finance across a range of instruments.
Journalist, Host of Al Jazeera's "The Stream".
Vice President, Development Finance (DFi), World Bank Group
Vice President, IFC Global Partnerships, World Bank Group
Chief Executive Officer, Africa Region for Standard Chartered Bank
Country Director, Somalia, Sudan & South Sudan, World Bank Group
Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation, Denmark
Senior Director for Fragility, Conflict and Violence
Governor of Haiti’s Central Bank
Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda
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.
Senior Director, Trade & Competitiveness, World Bank Group
Vice Chairman, General Electric Company
Director-General, World Trade Organization
Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Republic of Colombia
Tune in for a lively debate with policymakers, researchers, business people and civil society members to discuss the way forward in addressing unemployment problems in the Middle East & North Africa.
Globalization Editor, the Economist
Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa, World Bank Group
Vice President of Middle East and North Africa region, World Bank Group
Chief Executive Officer, Qordoba UAE
Senior Economist, World Bank Group
President, Tunisian Center for Monitoring and Business Intelligence
Minister of Planning & International Cooperation, Jordan
This event will examine how digital identity can help developing countries leapfrog to more efficient 21st century systems. It will also explore effective ways donors and development partners can assist countries in building these systems.
Minister of International Development and Minister for la Francophonie
Executive Director, eGovernment Center, Moldova
Chairman, Identity Council International
President and CEO, UN Foundation
Deputy Minister of Communications, Ghana
What will it take to double the current share of renewables in the global energy mix? Tune in for a discussion on what governments, business and development partners need to do to shift the needle on renewables while balancing environmental and equity issues.
US Industry and Energy Editor, Financial Times
Finance Minister, Nepal
Deputy Secretary for Planning and Energy Transition, Mexico
Global Managing Director for Water, The Nature Conservancy
President, The World Water Council
Chairman & CEO, SPCG Public Company Limited, Thailand
Founder, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Global Head, IFC InfraVentures
How will we feed 9 billion people by 2050, in the face of environmental challenges? Hear from a high-level expert panel on how a move toward climate-smart agriculture, more integrated landscapes and seascapes, and more sustainable supply chains can help ensure food for the future.
Parliamentary State Secretary, Germany
Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria
President, International Seafood Sustainability Foundation
President, Bread for the World
Chief Agricultural Officer, Mars, Incorporated
Research Director, Transportation and Logistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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.
Special Envoy for the President, World Bank Group
Chair, Transparency International
President, Global Policy, Advocacy, and Country Programs, Gates Foundation
Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Republic of Uganda
Director of Institutional Strategy, EIB
Chief Operations Officer, SME Finance Forum, IFC
Permanent Representative of Hungary to the UN
Special Adviser of the UNSG on Post-2015 Development Planning
Executive Director, Angola, Nigeria & South Africa, World Bank Group
President, European Investment Bank
Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
President, African Development Bank
Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
President, Inter-American Development Bank
Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, The Netherlands
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim reports on the Bank Group's progress and plans for next year during the October 10 plenary session of the Annual Meetings in Washington DC.
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?
Secretary General, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
Vice President for Economic Opportunity and Assets, Ford Foundation
Founder and President, I Watch
Director of Urban Development and Accessibility, World Resources Institute
Mayor of Surabaya, Indonesia