2020 Annual Meetings Opening Press Conference

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2020 Annual Meetings Opening Press Conference

World Bank Group President David Malpass will address the press during the World Bank Group/International Monetary Fund 2020 Virtual Annual Meetings. He will share his views on the key outcomes from the Development Committee, as well as the G7 and G20 discussions. He will also report on the World Bank Group's response to the global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This year, due to the coronavirus, the Management of the IMF and World Bank Group and their Executive Boards are adapting the 2020 IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings to a virtual format.

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David Theis

Hello and welcome to the Spring Meetings 2020 Press Conference. I'm David Theis, the World Bank's Press Secretary. President Malpass will give brief opening remarks. Afterwards there will be a Q&A. 
Tue, 04/14/2020 - 10:37
Anthiou Tandia, AFRIMAG

COVID-19 has set the world economy into recession. Africa is a net exporter of commodities. How is the World Bank planning to support African countries?
Fri, 04/17/2020 - 10:09
Karina, Kompas Daily, Indonesia

What policies should developing countries facing the risk of increased unemployment number pursue? Are new strategies needed? Would strengthening of social safety net be sufficient to face this challenge?
Fri, 04/17/2020 - 10:12
Heather Scott, [email protected]

How concerned are you that the economic crisis or unrest driven by the uncertainty could destabilize some fragile countries? How much more will be needed to support and restart the economy and what other financing tools does the World Bank need?
Fri, 04/17/2020 - 10:14
Tahir Amin Staff Reporter Business Recorder (Pak)

Will there be anything to support SMEs?
Fri, 04/17/2020 - 10:18

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