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.
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.
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.
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.
The Atlantic Council GeoEconomics Center is hosting an AC Front Page event featuring David Malpass, president of the World Bank Group, on April 4, 2023 at 10:00 am. Malpass will participate in this keynote event at the Atlantic Council studios one week before the world’s finance ministers and central bank governors convene in Washington for the World Bank-International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings. A global cost of living crisis, supply-chain disruptions, and climate change threaten growth prospects for developing countries, with some at risk of debt default in 2023. Sustainable, efficient mobilization of both public and private capital is vital to ensure prosperity for the decade ahead. Malpass will share his vision for how the World Bank Group can respond to global challenges and help foster inclusive growth around the world. Following his speech, Malpass will participate in a fireside chat.