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Annual Meetings 2018: World Bank Group Events Recap

For those of you who were unable to join us for the Annual Meetings in Bali this year, here are some of the most memorable moments and some of the best nuggets of knowledge from high-level panel discussions, Facebook live interviews, roundtables, hangouts and more!

READ: Everything you need to know to follow the 2018 Annual Meetings

Mitigating Famine Risks

October 13, 2018

  • The World Bank and United Nations, along with leaders from countries affected by chronic food insecurity, gathered in Bali to discuss the implementation of the Famine Action Mechanism (FAM)—the first global mechanism dedicated to preventing future famines.

    Launched at the UN General Assembly in September, the FAM aims to bring together innovative technology, early financing, and strong partnerships on the ground. The innovative partnership represents the deepening of relationships across the humanitarian and development communities to address the multi-dimensional challenges of extreme poverty.

    Panelists applauded the FAM’s proactive and collaborative approach, and called on its partners to make better use of data and technology to improve existing forecasting systems and promote effective mobilization of financing.

Inclusive Urbanization Amid Global Change

October 13, 2018

Latest Facebook Live Interviews

October 13, 2018

  • Human Capital Champion, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies of Singapore Tharman Shanmugaratnam, live from the 2018 World Bank Annual Meetings. 

    Watch all replays of Facebook Live interviews from World Bank Group events at the 2018 Annual Meetings here.

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