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?
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.
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.
Today’s global challenges are putting serious pressure on transport systems. From climate change and COVID-19 to conflict and macroeconomic instability, what are the implications of the current context for transport, and for the people and businesses that rely on it? How can we help the sector navigate these compounding crises? Can this be a starting point to reimagine transport and make it more inclusive, safe, sustainable, and efficient?
These questions were at the heart of the latest Transforming Transportation conference, which took place at the World Bank’s headquarters on March 14-15. This edition marked the 20-year anniversary of the event, featuring a prestigious lineup of speakers that included government leaders, development partners, and industry experts from around the world. A record-breaking 2,800 participants attended the forum in person and virtually. If you weren’t able to join them live during Transforming Transportation, you can now watch all sessions on replay using the links below.
Headlined by the Honorable Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Nobel Laureate and former President of Liberia, this hour-long panel discussion will feature women leaders from across the globe and across generations to reflect on the importance of accelerating gender equality and empowerment; explore the power of collective action to accelerate change; and discuss how the private sector, philanthropic, and community leaders can play the role of changemakers and, together, accelerate equality.
Every year, MIGA presents its Gender Leadership Award honoring senior managers who have a proven track record of seeking to further the causes of women’s advancement and gender equality. MIGA is delighted to recognize this year's awardee, Claudia María González Arteaga, Chief Financial Officer at Bancóldex (Banco de Desarrollo Empresarial de Colombia). Her dedication to innovation has boosted access to credit for MSMEs (Micro-, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises) in Colombia. Her work is helping to build a green economy and support gender equality in the country.
What can be done to improve economic opportunities for women and empower them at work and at home? Join the live launch of the World Bank's Women, Business and the Law 2023 study.
The financial services industry is undergoing a technological transformation, ushering in a new era of financial products, business models, markets, and even money. How can the industry and policymakers foster responsible innovation to improve financial inclusion and efficiency, while mitigating new risks?