Annual Meetings 2017: join the World Bank Live!

Next week, the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) take place from upcoming October 10 to October 14  in Washington DC. During this meetings the Board of Governs of the attentive organizations will debate in the field of topics associated with poverty reduction, international economic development and finance.


In order to make these meetings accessible for the wide audience, World bank Live will daily stream several events in different languages such as English, Spanish, French and Arabic.  The subjects of the Flagship events of the Annual Meetings vary from Human Capital Summit to digital economy and education. If you are interested within accompany the dialogues through the broadcast of Worldbank live, check out the whole program here and join the World Bank’s Live online event. You are also able to submit questions before the events. Below you will find a short selection of these upcoming events concurrently with the Annual Meetings 2017.

A selection of Flagship Events which may be interested for you are as follows:

  • 10/11/2017 – 9:30 to 10:30 ET – Future Harvest: Who will Grow Tomorrow’s Food?

The global rural population is on the verge, due to farm workers who are in their late 50s and aging. Meanwhile it is difficult for young people to become a farmworker because of the low access to land, finance and the absence of knowledge. This event will bring leaders together to debate about whom will be grow tomorrow’s food?

  • 10/11/2017 – 11:30 to 13:00 ET – Inclusive Growth and the Rising Middle Class in East Asaia and Beyond

During this event the question is raised whether globalization and rapid technological advancement in developing nations in the East Asia and Pacific region have positive or negative consequences for the developing nations.

  • 10/11/2017 – 15:30 to 17:00 ET – Pass or Fail: Are Countries Doing there Education Homework?

However the number of children attending to schools across the world have grown, there are still millions who cannot write, read or do basic match. The discussion at the event contains the actions which countries may take to mobilize everyone who has an involvement in learning with the aim of making schools work for all children.

  • 10/12/2017 – 08:45 – 9:30 ET – Official Annual Meeting Opening

The World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will address the press during the Annual meetings 2017 of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund.

  • 10/12/2017 – 11:00 to 12:30 ET – Digital economy for Development

The speed and size of the fast-changing digital technology have impact on the daily life, business and the global economy. Leaders of the private and public sector enter the dialogue about how traditional paths to development are being disrupt by digital technology.

  • 10/13/2017 – 16:00 to 17:30 ET – Human Capital Summit: Committing to Action to Drive Economic Growth

This event will bring world leaders together to debate on the force of healthy, educated and skilled people behind a profitable and solid economy across the world and the reality of the lack of above in certain countries.

As described above, there are plenty of interesting events of the Annual Meetings 2017 to participate through the World Bank Live.