Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed participants at the Ministerial Roundtable Discussion for Support to Ukraine on 21 April via video link from Ukraine.
Join the World Bank for the launch of its latest flagship report - Europe 4.0: Addressing the Digital Dilemma. In an event co-hosted with DIGITALEUROPE, we look at how new digital technologies can help Europe achieve its triple objective of competitiveness, market inclusion and geographic convergence. Special guest speakers from the World Bank, the European Commission and industry will share their thoughts on the challenges and opportunities facing Europe in the digital arena. The keynote speeches will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session. Report: Europe 4.0: Addressing Europe's Digital Dilemma Running Order Introduction and opening remarks Gallina A. Vincelette, Director for EU Countries, World Bank Europe 4.0 Presentation Mary Hallward-Driemeier, Senior Economic Adviser, World Bank Panel session: Andreas Tegge, Head of Global Government Relations, SAP Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Director General, DIGITALEUROPE Elisabeth Gruber, Director for the Department of International Institutions at the Austrian Ministry of Finance Peteris Zilgalvis, Head of Unit for Digital Innovation and Blockchain, DG CNECT, European Commission ...
This is a Facebook Live interview. Watch the replay! As part of our Spring Meetings 2018 Interview Series, we will be talking with Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia, about the country’s advances in health and innovation.
As part of our Annual Meetings 2017 Interview Series, we will be meeting with Mateusz Morawiecki, Deputy Prime Minister of Poland, to discuss Poland’s economic development. Join us live on Saturday, October 14th, 9:00 am. Leave your questions in the comments below.
Greek mythology refers to a time of peace, harmony, stability and prosperity where humans lived to a very old age – “The Golden Age.” Today, across Europe and Central Asia, societies are aging, but people are not necessarily living longer. This demographic trend – caused by a decrease in fertility rates rather than improved longevity – presents both challenges and opportunities for governments, the private sector and individuals alike. As populations age, public discourse ranges from concerns about the fiscal sustainability of pensions and health systems to optimism about potential opportunities for healthier and more productive aging. Join us on 17 June to hear our distinguished panel share views on how current demographic trends will impact economic growth, fiscal balances, health and long-term care systems, pensions, social welfare and labor markets in countries across Europe and Central Asia. They will discuss how policy makers can not only meet the challenges of aging – but also seize the opportunities.
At a public event at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will outline the opportunities and challenges facing the economic development of Indonesia and East Asia, and how the World Bank Group can help end extreme poverty and share prosperity more widely in the region.