2022 World Bank Group Spring Meetings Events


April 19 | 11:30 AM EDT

The Way Forward:

Responding to Global Shocks and Managing Uncertainty

Responding to Global Shocks and Managing Uncertainty
The 2022 Spring Meetings are taking place in the shadow of war in Ukraine and rising global challenges due to conflict, COVID-19, and climate change. Join this conversation between IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and World Bank Group President David Malpass as they provide insights and highlight potential solutions to tackle challenges during this complex time. #ResilientFuture

World Bank Group President David Malpass will address the press during the 2022 Spring Meetings, where he will provide updates on the Bank Group’s efforts to respond to myriad crises around the world and help developing countries manage uncertainty through the delivery of green, resilient and inclusive development. #ResilientFuture
Developing economies have embraced innovative digital solutions that are enabling economic transformation and putting them on a path toward green, resilient, and inclusive growth. This event will explore how countries can boost growth, productivity, inclusion and resilience as they recover by embracing private sector innovation coupled with enabling government policy. #PowerofDigital

April 21 | 11:00 AM EDT

Financing Climate Action

The connection between development and climate change is increasingly clear: delivering on these together will require large-scale low-carbon and resilient investments. It will also require approaches that tackle the political economy of the low-carbon transition and help communities build long-lasting resilience to climate change. This event will look at the actions that are needed to create enabling environments, leverage different pools of capital at the right time, for specific needs, while involving communities and bringing them along in the global low-carbon, resilient transition. #FinanceforClimate

April 22 | 12:00 PM EDT

On the Frontlines of Rising Fragility

By 2030, up to two-thirds of the world’s extreme poor could live in fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV) settings, so without addressing the challenges in these economies, we will not succeed in our mission to eradicate extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. The World Bank Group has focused on scaling up its engagement in FCV situations and this event will provide a platform to discuss how to stay engaged during times of crisis and meet the challenges in new and innovative ways, along with our partners. #RisingFragility

April 22 | 2:30 PM EDT

Invest in People

Trade can be an effective catalyst for growth and development. However, the growing use of market-distorting subsidies undermines the multilateral, rules-based trading system that has promoted trade liberalization and global growth in the past. Join us to explore the role of subsidies, trade and international cooperation in building a #ResilientFuture. #UnleashTrade

April 23 | 10:00 AM EDT

Invest in People

Putting people first through investing in human capital – the knowledge, skills, and health that people need to achieve their potential – is critical for sustainable, inclusive growth and poverty reduction. Join us on April 23rd to discuss with global leaders, CSOs, youth, and the private sector how to best protect and #InvestInPeople.


In his speech at the Warsaw School of Economics ahead of the 2022 Spring Meetings, titled “Addressing Challenges to Growth, Security, and Stability,” World Bank Group President David Malpass discussed the millions who are suffering amid massive reversals in development and outlined actions the global community can take to help address this situation. Read the full speech here, which was broadcast live from Poland, a country that has taken in over 2.3 million Ukrainian refugees fleeing war.