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Generation Now: How Investing in Adolescents Today Can Change the World of Tomorrow

April 20, 2017 | 11:00 ET, 15:00 GMT

The World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings Human Capital Flagship event will provide a platform for unparalleled global influencer voices to come together to highlight how integrated, high-impact investments across health, nutrition, education, skills and social protection can transform the life trajectory for young people living in poverty and put countries on stronger paths toward inclusive, sustainable growth and resilience.  The panelists will make the case that investments today--in vulnerable adolescents in particular--can serve as a force multiplier, accelerating progress across a range of development challenges. The discussion will highlight critical investments needed in adolescents and draw broader lessons for countries to realize the promise of inclusive economic growth.

 

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Today at the Spring Meetings, a panel of ministers, Bank leaders and advocates, including Melinda Gates of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discussed how investing in adolescents is key to improving the future of developing countries. Ninety percent of today’s 1.2 billion adolescents worldwide live in the developing world...Read More  

Speakers

Minister of Health, Mozambique

Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Minister of International Development and La Francophonie

Founder of Aware Girls, Pakistan

Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on October 24, 2013 in Washington DC. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank

President, World Bank Group