SM15 Preview: Building African Participation in Global Value Chains

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | 16:30 – 18:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: World Bank Headquarters, JB1-080 & Online

Follow the event on Twitter by using #AfricaGrowthShare & #AfricaInvestor

African economies are experiencing a range of green-houseunprecedented challenges to their growth, competitiveness and opportunities for investment. Led by Africa Investor CEO Hubert Danso, a panel of global experts will explore how African companies and banks can work with governments, the World Bank and international companies to attract investment and mobilize capital in order to build African brands capable of creating jobs and increasing the continent’s role and influence on the global economic stage.

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SM15 Preview: Future of Food

Future of Food: A Conversation with Jim Yong Kim & David Chang

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | 15:00 – 16:30 GMT or convert time)
Location: WBG Headquarters, Atrium & Online

  Join the conversation with @worldbanklive & #Food4All and follow @momofuku, @themadfeed, @chygovera, @Gastromotiva

People have different ideas about what the future of food will look like, but everyone can agree on what it should deliver: a food system that can feed everyone, every day, everywhere.

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SM15 Preview: The Power of Nutrition

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | 13:30 – 14:30 GMT or convert time)
Location: World Bank Headquarters, Preston Auditorium & Online

Follow the event on Twitter with #PowerOfNutrition

The Power of Nutrition is a new innovative financing facility dedicated to unlocking up to $1 billion of new private and public financing to improve child nutrition.

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SM15 Preview: Tax Evasion and Development Finance

Date: Friday, April 17, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | 13:00 – 14:30 GMT or convert time)
Location: International Finance Corporation Headquarters, F Auditorium & Online  Follow the event with #TaxEvasion

As law enforcement agencies continue to crack-down on international tax evaders to promote transparency in the global financial system, a lot more needs to be done to ensure that financing for development efforts are not impacted.

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Spring Meetings 2015 – a preview

The 2015 Spring Meetings (SM15) of the IMF and World Bank Annual meetingsGroup are upon us. This year, the meetings will take place from April 17-19. Although many events and (bilateral) meetings are behind closed doors, some are open to the public and/or will be broadcasted online.

Over the next few days we will be putting the spotlight on a number of events that could be of interest to your organization – either because they discuss the environment you operate in, the direction of the World Bank in the coming years, or because they discuss specific projects and investments. So make sure you check in regularly to see how the Spring Meetings affect your business!