The third ministerial roundtable will take place on Wednesday, April 12th, co-chaired by the Government of Ukraine, the World Bank Group, and the International Monetary Fund, to discuss Ukraine’s medium-term needs, essential recovery and reconstruction projects, and areas of international collaboration. The roundtable will be live-streamed from 2:00-2:30 PM.
Multiple crises, from COVID-19 and climate change to conflict, have constrained the capacity of many governments to meet their people's needs. Join us in this session, where ministers and top global experts will discuss innovative approaches to address the basic needs of those most vulnerable during challenging times.
What strategies can developing economies use to avoid debt crises and spur growth at a time when public debt levels are at a 50-year high?
How can the World Bank Group support countries in their efforts to address the crises facing development? Join us online for a series of live events featuring country voices and global leaders. (With interpretation in Arabic, French and Spanish.)
High inflation and rising food prices pose a challenge to economies across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), where growth is expected to slow in the coming year. Join this World Bank Live event and hear from the World Bank’s Chief Economist in MENA about the region’s economic prospects and the impact of rising food prices. The latest MENA Economic Update looks in depth at how even temporary increases in the price of food can have lasting impacts across generations in terms of education, health and future income prospects.
World Bank Group President David Malpass and President of Queens' College, Cambridge University, Mohamed El-Erian will have a conversation on global macroeconomic trends and their effect on development. How can developing countries address rising interest rates, depreciating currencies, and stagnant growth? What can central banks and other financial institutions do to manage these crises? What are some innovative solutions that can address these issues? President Malpass and Dr. El-Erian will discuss these and other policy actions that governments can take forward during this event. The Way Forward is an occasional series of in-depth discussions on development challenges and innovative solutions, hosted by World Bank Group David Malpass.
What are the latest economic developments and growth prospects in South Asia? What opportunities does a stabilizing global economy create for the region? What challenges remain as countries still feel the impacts of major global and regional shocks? How can South Asia ensure more equitable growth? The latest edition of the World Bank’s South Asia Economic Focus explores the current economic landscape and provides growth projections for the region, with a focus on inequality of opportunity and intergenerational mobility in South Asia. Join experts from the region for a live discussion on how South Asian economies can expand opportunities and unlock progress.
Latin America and the Caribbean has proved relatively resilient to the rising uncertainty in the global economy. However, over the last two decades growth rates have remained insufficient to reduce poverty and defuse social tensions. New opportunities in nearshoring and the global shift toward green production and renewable energy could help the region better integrate with the rest of the world and find paths for sustainable and inclusive growth.
Join us in a conversation with William Maloney, Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean, and high-level experts, as we explore new growth opportunities emerging in the global economy and how the region can actively engage to drive inclusive and sustainable development. The event aims to bring together key stakeholders who will discuss strategies to overcome obstacles for greater global integration and trade, attract foreign capital, and leverage the region’s comparative advantages.
Ahead of the World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings (April 10-16, 2023), watch World Bank Group President David Malpass deliver his speech, “Rethinking Development Policy in a Time of Crisis,” live from the University of Niamey, Niger.