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Thursday, October 6

Annual Meetings Press Briefing
President Kim addresses the media. 9:30-10 a.m. (ET)/ 13:30-14:00 (GMT) #WBLive

The Governance Gap: Why Does Half the World Distrust Government?
Cutting-edge thinkers discuss the notion of “effective governance” and the drivers necessary to meet the development challenges of the 21st century. 10 -11 a.m.(ET)/14:00-15:00 (GMT) #GoodGov AR, EN, FR, SP

How Can South Asia’s Firms Better Compete?
Global thought leaders, business leaders and policy makers share best practices and challenges unique to South Asian businesses. 10-11:30 a.m. (ET)/14:00-15:30 (GMT) #SouthAsiaCompetes


Human Capital Summit: Investing in the Early Years for Growth and Productivity
Join us as country leaders share their commitments to reduce chronic malnutrition in children and expand access to early childhood development services by 2020. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (ET)/15:00-16:30 (GMT) #EarlyYears AR, EN, FR, SP

Identification for Development: Harnessing the Power of Digital Solutions
World Bank Chief Economist Romer and panelists discuss how ID systems enable a range of key development outcomes. 12:30-2 p.m. (ET)/16:30-18:00 (GMT) #ID4D

Integration in the Americas: Views from the Pacific Alliance and Argentina
Ministers from several Latin American countries join Bank President Kim at this event highlighting Latin America’s efforts to integrate with the rest of the world. 1-2 p.m. (ET)/17:00-18:00 (GMT) #IntegrateLAC EN, SP

Great Expectations: The Test of Multilateralism
This session explores important questions arising from the debate on globalization and multilateralism. 5 -6 p.m. (ET)/ 21:00-22:00 (GMT)   #Toward2030

Friday, October 7

Financial Inclusion not Exclusion: Managing De-Risking
A high-level panel discusses progress on financial inclusion, as well as the negative effects of “de-risking” efforts by banks and the withdrawal of financial services. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. (ET)/15:00-16:00 (GMT) #FinAccess2020 AR, EN, FR, SP

Overcoming Fragility: Why Jobs are Key
Oxford professor Paul Collier and officials from Cote d’Ivoire, Somalia and the European Commission look at the challenge of creating new initiatives to advance jobs in fragile and conflict-affected settings. 12-1:30 p.m. (ET)/16:00-17:30 (GMT) #Jobs4Dev EN, FR

Catalyzing Private Finance for Development
This event focuses on mobilizing and re-orienting private finance to help reach the Sustainable Development Goals–one of the prominent challenges of our time.  3-4:15 p.m. (ET)/19:00-20:15 (GMT) #Fin4Dev EN, FR, SP

Saturday, October 8

Preventing Violent Conflict Through Development
A special event to share practical experiences with the goal of better understanding the role of development in preventing violent conflict. 10–11 a.m. (ET)/14:00 -15:00 (GMT) #Dev4Peace EN, FR, SP

State of the Africa Region
This seminar will discuss key challenges and opportunities facing Africa in an increasingly turbulent global economic environment. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (ET)/15:00-16:30 (GMT) #AfricaSOR EN, FR

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