Last available seminars during the Annual Meetings 2017

Today there were be held three seminars during the Annual Meetings 2017, which contains developments within Skills for Success in a Transforming Africa, Women-owned Business and Maximizing Finance for Development. Make sure you will attend those meetings through de WorldBank Live. If you are interested in last week’s Annual Meetings program, click here. In case you are interested in the upcoming Meeting of the World Bank Group and the IMF: the Spring Meetings take place in the week of the 16th of April 2018. During these meetings the events will also be available for the wide audience through World Bank Live, so make sure you join these events live!



  • 10/14/2017 – 10:00 to 14:00 ET – The State of the Africa Region: Skills for Success in a Transforming Africa

As the region’s premier event during the World Bank-IMF Annual and Spring Meetings, the State of the Africa Region seminar provides an opportunity to reflect on the main trends shaping economic development on the continent. Attended by the region’s leading thinkers and policy makers, the seminar will discuss key challenges and opportunities facing Africa amid a weak and volatile regional and global economic environment.

  • 10/14/2017 – 11:00 to 16:00 ET – Taking Women-owned Business to the Next Level

Women entrepreneurs play a critical role in economic development by boosting growth and creating jobs in developing countries. However, they face numerous challenges to financing, owning, and growing businesses. Join three successful women entrepreneurs from developing countries as they share their stories of overcoming adversity while building their businesses. Hear how the World Bank Group and partners are helping more women to become successful entrepreneurs and leaders—including through the new Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi).

  • 10/14/2017 – 13:00 to 17:00 ET – Maximizing Finance for Development

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require countries to maximize their development resources, drawing not only on public sector resources, but also private financing and sustainable private sector solutions. In this one-hour panel discussion, country, private sector and World Bank Group representatives will discuss new approaches to a broad range of financial solutions, and the WBG’s efforts to develop, facilitate, and broker private sector solutions that can help countries attract the resources that they need.

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