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.
Director, Congo Call Center
President and Chief Executive Officer, Grupo M & Codevi
Director, CSIS Africa Program
Chief Executive Officer, Tempus Constant Qualitas Power Ltd
International Broadcaster and Chair of the Royal African Society
Director, Treasury Market Operations Department, International Finance Corporation
Entrepreneur, Partner & Member, Strategy & Investment Committee of INICIA
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.
Executive Director, UNICEF
Minister of Economy and Finance, Mozambique
CEO, Save the Children International
Executive Director, Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development, University of Toronto
CEO, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Global Health, Norway
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.
President and CEO, World Resources Institute
Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Republic of Colombia
Chairperson, Center for Autonomy and Development of Indigenous People (CADPI)
Founding member and Chairman, Board of Amata S.A.
State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
Senior Vice President, Food & Markets, World Wildlife Fund
Minister of Finance, Indonesia
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.
Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada
Minister of Environment, Energy and the Sea, in charge of International Relations on Climate, President of CoP 21, France
Minister of Economy and Finance, Morocco
Governor, Bank of England & Chair, Financial Stability Board
Moderator, France 24
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.
Director-General, World Health Organization
Executive Director, APEC Secretariat, Singapore
Founder and CEO, Big White Wall
Professor of Medical Anthropology, Harvard Medical School
Minister of Finance, Canada
Commissioner for Social Affairs, African Union Commission
U.S. Editor, The Economist
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.
President, African Development Bank Group
Global Head, Sustainability, Brambles
Senior Food Analyst, NBC
Director, Program on Agriculture for Nutrition, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Chairman, EAT Advisory Board and Executive Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre
Senior Director, Agriculture Global Practice, World Bank
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.
Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa, World Bank Group
Chief Economist, Europe & Central Asia, World Bank Group
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank Group
Chief Economist, Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank Group
Chief Economist, South Asia, World Bank Group
Chief Economist, East Asia and Pacific, World Bank Group
Acting Chief Economist, Africa Region, World Bank Group
Advisor, Global Indicators Group, World Bank Group
United States First Lady Michelle Obama leads a call to action in support of educating and empowering adolescent girls at this special event with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and key policymakers from around the world.