Last week, more than 11,000 delegates from the World Bank Group’s member countries –public and private sector attendees–gathered at our Annual Meetings in Indonesia to discuss how we can accelerate progress toward our twin goals: to end extreme poverty by 2030 and boost shared prosperity among the poorest 40 percent around the world.
Disruptive technologies create opportunities for development but they also put those goals at risk. Our discussion this past week focused on the changing the nature of work – the topic of our World Development Report this year. While technology and automation are doing away with some jobs, innovation is also creating new occupations, and launching career fields that didn’t exist a few years ago. Those who are prepared for this future will have many opportunities to achieve their aspirations. Those who are not will be left behind.
The World Bank Group is helping member countries address these challenges, through a combination of financial assistance and policy advice to promote robust and inclusive economic growth, reduce risks, and foster competitiveness, while strengthening fiscal sustainability and financial resilience.
Attend the LIVE EVENT Boosting Productivity in Africa: The Role of Human Capital at Annual Meetings 2018 Online and join in on the discussion.
October 13, 2018 | 9:00 WITA (Bali. Indonesia)
October 12, 2018 | 21:00 ET
October 13, 2018 | 1:00 GMT
Follow the event on Twitter #AfricaSOR and join the discussion.
Attend the LIVE EVENT Investing in a Climate-Adapted World at Annual Meetings 2018 Online and join in on the discussion.
October 12, 2018 | 16:15 WITA (Bali. Indonesia)
October 12, 2018 | 4:15 ET
October 12, 2018 | 8:15 GMT
Follow the event on Twitter #Invest4Adaptation and join the discussion.
The IMF/World Bank Group Annual Meetings is an event you won’t want to miss. Join us for a week of seminars, regional briefings, press conferences, and many other events focused on the global economy, international development, and the world’s financial system. This year’s events will take place in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, October 8-14, 2018.
Find out why the World Bank, countries, and partners are coming together to try to close the massive human capital gap in the world today.
Attend the LIVE EVENT Harnessing Technology for Inclusive Growth at Annual Meetings 2018 Online and join in on the discussion.
October 11, 2018 | 11:30 WITA (Bali Indonesia)
October 10, 2018 | 22:30 ET
October 11, 2018 | 3:30 GMT
Follow the event on Twitter #InclusiveGrowth and join the discussion.
Each Fall, the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) hold Annual Meetings to discuss a range of issues related to poverty reduction, international economic development and finance. This year’s events will take place in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, October 8-14, 2018. Start planning your #WBGMeetings experience. Connect, engage and watch to take full advantage of everything the #WBGMeetings has to offer.
World Bank Live brings these meetings straight to you wherever you are in the world! We will be live-streaming several events in English, Spanish, French and Arabic, so don’t forget to add them to your calendar and join the conversation!
Visit the World Bank Group Events website here.
Attend the LIVE EVENT High Level Dialogue on Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance in Indonesia at Annual Meetings 2018 Online and join in on the discussion.
October 10, 2018 | 11:30 WITA (Bali. Indonesia)
October 9, 2018 | 23:30 ET
October 10, 2018 | 3:30 GMT
Follow the event on Twitter #DisasterFinancing and join the discussion.