January 29, 2021
Join our next #OneSouthAsia live conversation to hear how three women entrepreneurs are navigating the pandemic and tapping regional opportunities to create jobs, contribute to economic growth, and reduce gender gaps. South Asia has the world’s lowest rate of women entrepreneurs, with just 18% of small, medium and large businesses principally owned by a woman. Few engage in trade. As South Asia rebuilds after COVID-19, the region needs more women entrepreneurs to help drive innovations in services and products.
Entrepreneurs Maheen Adamjee of Pakistan, Sairee Chahal of India, and Ayanthi Gurusinghe of Sri Lanka will share their experiences growing their businesses domestically and regionally, accessing finance, and using digital technology. Former banker Anshula Kant, now chief financial officer of the World Bank Group, will offer insights about the World Bank’s support to women entrepreneurs globally and in South Asia. Cecile Fruman, the World Bank’s direction of regional integration and engagement in South Asia, will lead the conversation.
No pre-registration needed for this event. Simply return to this page when the event begins on Jan. 29.World Bank Live [email protected]
February 01, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions in the global economy that could have lasting adverse effects. If history is any guide, the global economy is heading for a decade of growth disappointments. Uncertainty about the post-pandemic economic landscape and policies has discouraged investment; disruptions to education have slowed human capital accumulation; concerns about the viability of global value chains and the course of the pandemic have weighed on trade and tourism.
In the context of weak fiscal positions and elevated debt, institutional reforms to spur growth will be particularly important. A comprehensive policy effort is needed to rekindle robust, sustainable, and equitable growth. A package of reforms to increase investment in human and physical capital and raise female labor force participation could help reverse the expected impact of the pandemic on potential growth in emerging markets and developing economies over the next decade.
Join this key discussion on the reforms needed to spur growth following the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The conversation with experts will touch on many of the themes and findings from the latest Global Economic Prospects report, launched by the World Bank.View Event: https://live.worldbank.org/global-economy-reversing-scars-covid-19%3Fintcid%3DECR_CA_WBLCalendar_EN_EXT World Bank Live [email protected]
February 03, 2021
Want to enjoy the full Transforming Transportation experience? Register free of charge to access follow all sessions, access exclusive content, and network with other attendees.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for the global transport sector and the people who rely on it. Across the globe, rethinking mobility is now a priority to build back better, with safer, more resilient and efficient transport systems for all.
Transforming Transportation 2021 will bring together world leaders in sustainable mobility from the public, private, academic and civil society spheres to discuss the path forward.
Join us over three days of virtual events featuring high-level policymakers and cutting-edge thinkers to explore solutions for countries and cities around the world – from reimagining public transport to reducing emissions, safer micromobility, the new reality of freight, electric vehicles, and more.
February 3-4: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET
February 5: 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM ET