About World Bank Live


World Bank Live is the World Bank's event streaming platform designed to engage global audiences in conversations about international development.

The platform features high-level debates and events broadcast live throughout the year, inviting policymakers, development practitioners, journalists, students, and citizens from around the world to attend report launches, presentations of our newest research findings, and interviews with global thought leaders and changemakers. 

Since 2013, World Bank Live has hosted more than 650 public events in four languages: English, Spanish, French, and Arabic.


Engage in two-way conversations with World Bank Group's experts

Don't just tune in! Join the discussion on World Bank Live and social media to share your perspective. Add your voice to global a wide range of conversations, including on: climate change, economic prospects, debt management, financial inclusion, sustainable development, health and food systems, and much more.

Vote and check the results of our interactive polls. Join live Q&A sessions with development experts from the World Bank and partner organizations. 

Join LIVE or watch the REPLAY on your own schedule

We record all our live events and make these recordings available to the public for free.