“We must be the hand on the back—moving people forward. We must be an institution that exports optimism and impact. But we must change to make good on that promise and deliver on what is being demanded. [...]
The World Bank is turning to face the wind.”
—World Bank Group President Ajay Banga, October 13, 2023.
A 25-minute Recap of the Week
Listen to this new episode of The Development Podcast with Srimathi Sridhar as she draws on some of the highlights from the 2023 edition of the Annual Meetings and shares more about the World Bank Group’s new mission and vision. Hear from: World Bank Group President Ajay Banga, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, Senior World Bank Managing Director Axel van Trotsenburg, World Bank Managing Director of Operations Anna Bjerde, Zanzibar’s Minister of State for Finance and Planning Saada Salum, UNICEF’s Executive Director Catherine Russell, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Bill Winters, and Ethiopian entrepreneur Kidus Asfaw.