Spring Meeting Speakers

The 2019 Spring Meetings and related events will take place in Washington, D.C. from Monday, April 8, through Sunday, April 14.Spring

Christine Lagarde the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva the Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank will be very active at different events as speakers but besides the high level persons you can imagine hundreds of speakers have been ask to give presentations on numerous interesting topics. Click to find out more about these speakers.

Featured Spring Meeting Events

These are some of our featured events you shouldn’t miss Spring

Don’t worry if you can’t be at #WBGMeetings in person. We’ve got you covered with World Bank Live. Block out time now to watch our events live, and in case you miss it, you can still catch up with our World Bank Group activities on our Spring Meetings live blog.

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SM19 :Watch the events online

Watch online if you can’t be at the Meetings in person. dsc_0364

World Bank Live has you covered, the World Bank’s digital platform for live-streaming and engaging with global audiences. Block out time now to watch our events live, and in case you miss it, you can still catch up with your favorite events on our events recap page or watch a replay.

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3 ways to follow World Bank Group activities at the 2019 Spring Meetings

Our 2019 Spring Meetings is just around the corner and it’s time to get 042418-art_exhabition_preston-086_forganized. Main stage speakers include representatives from top-notch institutions and organizations such as the United Nations, National Geographic, World Trade Organization, Bloomberg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, among others.

The Spring Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an event that brings together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives, representatives from civil society organizations and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness.

This year’s events will take place in Washington, D.C., April 8-14, 2019.

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7 reasons for land and property rights to be at the top of the global agenda

This week, more than 1,500 development professionals from around the world are madagascar-farhatgathering at the World Bank’s annual Land and Poverty Conference, discussing the latest research and innovations in policies and good practice on land governance.

Secure property rights and efficient land registration institutions are a cornerstone of any modern economy. They give confidence to individuals and businesses to invest in land, allow private companies to borrow – using land as a collateral – to expand job opportunities, and enable governments to collect property taxes, which are necessary to finance the provision of infrastructure and services to citizens.

Unfortunately, a mere 30% of the global population has legally registered rights to their land and homes.

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Spring Meetings, April 12-14

The 2019 Spring Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and SM19_Logo_ENGthe International Monetary Fund will be convened in Washington, D.C. on Friday, April 12, and will close on Sunday, April 14. The Spring Meetings will feature the joint World Bank Group/IMF Development Committee and the IMF International Monetary and Financial Committee plenary sessions, which discuss progress on the work of the institutions. Other events begin on Monday, April 8, such as seminars, regional briefings, press conferences, and many other events focused on the global economy, international development, and the world’s financial markets. ​

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Recap: Compliance Event

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency and the World Bank Group held a joint event on

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Compliance and Integrity on February 1st, 2019 in The Hague. The event focused on taking a practical approach and shedding some light on specific issues and questions. The World Bank explained the major do’s and don’ts when working with the Bank and what it means to be under investigation.

The event was well attended and well received by the audience which comprised mainly of the Dutch private sector. The insights and openness of the participants helped the audience understand the issues that arise and more importantly how to proceed in those cases.

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