Established in 2013, the Youth Summit is an annual event that serves as a platform for conversation and action to make the World Bank Group more relevant to the global youth and to better involve young people in the work of the World Bank Group.
Follow the event on Twitter with #WBGYouthSummit
Twenty years ago, Sudhir Shetty was the World Bank’s Senior Country Economist for the nation formerly known as Burma. This week, Sudhir Shetty is back in Yangon as the World Bank’s Chief Economist for the East Asia and Pacific region, and is seeing a very different country with cranes dotting the commercial capital’s skyline, imported cars filling the city’s streets, and growing tourism.
During this event, Sudhir will give a presentation on recent economic developments in East Asia and Myanmar, followed by a panel discussion featuring business leaders in Myanmar to discuss their perspectives on Myanmar’s economic policy priorities.
Follow the event on Twitter with #EAPUpdate
One quarter of children under age five worldwide are chronically malnourished. The World Food Prize event “Let Food Be Thy Medicine,” will bring together scientists, policymakers and food and nutrition experts from around the world to share insights on ways in which malnutrition can be tackled with smart policies, innovation and political will. Key is to prioritize investments in people – during the earliest years of life -- because it underpins the very future of nations.
Follow the event on Twitter with #FoodPrize16
The event will bring together policymakers and experts from around the world to share insights on how to support small and medium enterprises and promote entrepreneurship as a key driver of local growth and innovation.
Follow the event on Twitter with #GWOctober
The State of the Africa Region seminar provides an opportunity to reflect on the main trends shaping the economic development of the region. The seminar will discuss key challenges and opportunities facing Africa in an increasingly turbulent global economic environment.
Follow the event on Twitter with #AfricaSOR
In a world of growing global risks, over 80 % of humanitarian needs are in conflict-affected situations, and poverty is increasingly concentrated in these areas. There is consensus that the global community needs to focus on prevention rather than crisis response.
Follow the event on Twitter with #Dev4Peace
The high-level flagship event "One Year of the Sustainable Development Goals" brings together global leaders to highlight country actions on the Sustainable Development Goals. This is a key moment to build on this momentum and share country experiences in this ambitious and critical endeavor.
This flagship event focuses on catalyzing, mobilizing and crowding-in private finance to support the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the WBG’s Twin Goals.
Follow the event on Twitter with #Fin4Dev
Hear directly from policymakers – and from other financiers of trade and integration programs like the World Bank – on how connectivity can improve the flow of goods, people, data and capital across East Asia.
Follow the event on Twitter with #IntegratedAsia
Jobs are critical to building stability in fragile states, and the private sector plays a key role in providing opportunities. However, fragility poses many challenges to private sector job creation. The event will examine these challenges when creating new initiatives in advancing jobs in fragile and conflict-affected settings.
Follow the event on Twitter with #Jobs4Dev