Annual World Bank Live Events


The annual meetings will officially be opened on the 10/12/2017.  To help you navigate the relevant topics for the Netherlands the next couple of day we will list them on our blog. Below some interesting pre-events for 10/11/2017. Enjoy!

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 Asia 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.

10/11/2017 – 17:30 to 18:30 ET – Civil Society Townhall

Join World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde as they engage with representatives from Global Civil Society Organizations in an interactive townhall event. The heads of the two institutions will discuss with civil society a wide range of development topics that highlight efforts to reduce poverty, boost shared prosperity, secure financial stability, and promote sustainable economic growth around the world.