South Asia has often described as a land of extremes, with opulent palaces surrounded by unbelievable poverty. Is that still the case today? And if so, what should be done (and not done) about it?”
Executive Vice President and CEO, International Finance Corporation
Chief Economist, Africa, World Bank Group
Financial Times Bureau Chief for South Asia
Chief Economist, South Asia, World Bank Group
Senior Global Practice Director, Poverty Global Practice, World Bank Group
Governor, Bangladesh Bank
This event will launch the 2014 Policy Research Report: A Measured Approach to Ending Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity, explaining the options for most accurately measuring progress on the World Bank Group’s twin goals.
Chief Economist, USAID
Director of Research, Development Research Group, World Bank Group
Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics, Tulane University
Professor of Economics & Intl. Affairs, George Washington University
Research Manager, Development Research Group, World Bank Group
Senior Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank Group
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will address the press during the World Bank’s 2014 Annual Meetings.
This event will focus on avenues African policymakers can pursue to increase economic growth for broad segments of their societies. Challenges to be discussed include rapid urbanization of the continent, and difficulties in generating new sources of growth.
Join leaders from the three West African countries most-affected by the Ebola crisis to discuss the critical issues, needs, and possible solutions to address the impacts of the crisis.
President of Guinea
President of Liberia
President of Sierra Leone
Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Secretary-General, United Nations
President, African Development Bank
United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy on Ebola
Director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Join International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim as they engage with representatives from global Civil Society Organizations in an interactive town hall event.
The Global Monitoring Report details Millennium Development Goals progress, analyzes efforts to reduce poverty, improve schooling, reduce maternal and child mortality, and ensure safe water and sanitation.
Founder, Association for Women’s Total Advancement and Development, Egypt
Senior Director, Education, World Bank Group
Deputy Director, Strategy, Policy, & Review Department, IMF
Executive Director for Botswana, Burundi, Kenya, World Bank Group
How can governments capture and channel revenues from resource wealth into smart investments? Join a discussion on channeling revenues from extractive industries—oil, gas and mining—to end poverty through diversified growth and development.
Chief Executive Officer, Rio Tinto Group
Minister of Finance, Indonesia
International Director, Publish What You Pay
Deputy Chairman, Khazanah
Chief Secretary of Government, Tanzania
IHS Vice-Chairman, Author & Energy Expert
Securing good jobs for youth is a global priority. Tune in for a global initiative that addresses the pervasive challenge of youth employment and underemployment.
United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, United Nations
Director, Employment Policy Department, International Labour Organization
Director-General, European and International Employment and Social Policies, Germany
Chief Leadership Officer, Accenture
Austrian Ambassador to the United States
Turkey Program Manager, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Entrepreneurship Program & Ozyegin University
Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
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.