Is Sustainable Development Goal #11 to "ensure access for all people to adequate, safe, and affordable housing" realistic and achievable? How can we make it happen? This year’s Global Housing Finance Conference explores ideas on how to get there by 2030.
Minister of Finance, Indonesia
Chief Technical Advisor, Finance & Markets, World Bank Group
Deputy Executive Director and Assistant Secretary-General, UN-HABITAT
Senior fellow, McKinsey Global Institute
Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer, National Housing Bank
Deputy General Director, National Housing Commission, México
This two-day event will bring together CEOs, industry leaders, policy makers, bankers, civil society, and media to discuss the role of the private sector in developing actions in response to climate change.
Senior Director, Trade & Competitiveness, World Bank Group
Director, Climate Change, World Bank Group
CEO, Green Tech Cluster
Vice President, IFC Global Client Services, World Bank Group
CEO, Business Initiative Leading Development (BUILD)
Chairman, Overseas Development Institute
Environment Correspondent, Financial Times
Founder / Social Entrepreneur, I Got Garbage
Chief Operating Officer, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All)
CEO, Carbon Trust
As the potential of tourism is realized, what actions are being taken by the public and private sectors to boost high-yield visitors? What role is sustainability playing in tourism development?
Reporter and Presenter, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Chairperson, South Pacific Tourism Organisation
Acting Director-General, Papua New Guinea Office of Tourism, Arts and Culture
Senior Technical Specialist, International Finance Corporation
Former US Sen. Carl Levin will kick off discussions of how government-led investigations can lead to better tax rules and how developing countries can better cope with aggressive tax planning by multinational corporations.
Former United States Senator
Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers
Interim Co-Director, Levin Center, Wayne State University
Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine School of Law
U.S. Tax Policy Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
Professor, University of Leeds
Director of Legislation and Litigation Studies, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Senegal
President, NRS Inc.
Tax Correspondent, Financial Times
Professor, Georgetown University
Professor, Duke University
Vice Minister of Economy and Finance, Uruguay
Undersecretary, Philippine Department of Finance
Professor, University of International Business and Economics
Lead Health Specialist, World Bank Group
The event aims to raise awareness of the need to scale up financing in areas affected by conflict and fragility and examine the role of partnerships in attracting transformational investments.
Economics Correspondent, RTE News
Chief, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
Director General, Irish Institute of European Affairs
Vice President, Global Client Services, World Bank Group
Vice President, Development Finance, World Bank Group
Founder, Chairman & CEO, Mountain Hazelnuts Group
Governor, Central Bank of Sierra Leone
On May 17, the World Bank Group will observe the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. The goal of IDAHOT is to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people internationally.
Director General, Department of Civil and Economic Laws, Ministry of Justice, Vietnam
Team Leader, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP
PhD, Head of the Negotiating Team for the Accession of the Republic of Serbia to the European Union
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank Group
Vice President of Costa Rica
Join Dr. Jim Yong Kim and Professor Michael Porter for an examination of the global context for private sector engagement in helping achieve development outcomes through shared value.
For very different reasons, Greece and Iceland had major financial crises in the past ten years. The contrasts in origins of the crises, and in reform measures taken, provide important lessons for future crisis stricken countries and for the international community.
It is estimated that by 2040, Africa will have a larger workforce than China or India, requiring targeted enterprise growth in areas that can enhance food supply, healthcare services, and educational solutions including Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Lead Private Sector Development Specialist, Diaspora, MSMEs and Technology Services, Trade & Competitiveness, World Bank Group
Director, Trade & Competitiveness, World Bank Group
Director, Office of Private Capital and Microenterprise, USAID
Director General of Trade and Development, Global Affairs Canada
President, U.S – Africa Business Center, U.S. Chamber Of Commerce
Chief Economist, Africa, World Bank Group
Founder & Chair, Believe In Africa
President/CEO & Founder, Afrique Expansion
Director, AFIG Funds
Founder & CEO, Greenhouse Ventures
Managing Director, Tesla Energy Solutions
Government representatives, Harvard academics, and other experts will meet in Montevideo, Uruguay, on April 28-29 to discuss the most efficient measures to increase government transparency and respond to the public’s demands for more effective accountability in the public sector in Latin America.
Vice President, Latin America the Caribbean, World Bank Group
Uruguayan Minister of Economy and Finance
Paraguayan Minister of Finance
Minister of Treasury and Public Finances, Argentina
Lead Economist and Regional Poverty Advisor, Europe and Central Asia
President of the Central Bank of Uruguay
Human Development Sector Director, World Bank Group
Professor of Economics at the University of Chile
Vice Minister of Economy and Finance, Uruguay
Director of Strategy and Operations for the Middle East and North Africa Region, The World Bank Group
Centennial Professor of Political Science and Professor of Sociology at Vanderbilt University
Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD Secretariat
Senior Fellow and Director of the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program at the Inter-American Dialogue
President of the Federal Court of Accounts of Brazil (TCU)
Senior Advisor for Strategy and Organizational Development of the Organization of American States (OAS)