Speech by Robert Zoellick: A New Social Contract for Development

Turmoil in the Middle East has rattled financial markets, caused a spike in oil prices and cast a shadow over the regional and global economy. On April 6, 2011, Robert B. Zoellick, President of the World Bank, spoke in Washington, D.C. about the lessons from the instability for the region, for the world, and for development institutions.

This was Zoellick’s major presentation prior to the 2011 Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Read the speech and press release. Review the Bank's Twitter feed during the speech, below.