World Bank Group Urged to Help Solve Refugee Crisis, Other Challenges

Government ministers from around the world confronted the refugee crisis, a slowing economy, and other global challenges at the 2016 World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings.

“Forced Displacement and Development” was the only item on the agenda at the Dev CommDevelopment Committee meeting on Saturday. The committee, which represents the 189 shareholder countries of the Bank Group and the IMF, urged its members to take action to support vulnerable people who have been forced to flee their homes, and encouraged the institutions to partner with humanitarian organizations to help forcibly displaced people and host communities confront the root causes of the problem.

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See What You Missed at the World Bank GroupSpring Meetings

During the Spring Meetings 2016 the World Bank Group hosted distinguished speakers , from Queen Rania and Ban Ki-moon to Michelle Obama and Bill Gates. Click the links below to replay all 19 webcasts, read blogs, and watch videos highlighting the best of the Meetings.


The full schedule with the list of events which include webcasts, and fotos here.

All the videos taken during the meetings can be found here.


2016 Spring Meetings webcasts

Below the webcast schedule for today, enjoy!

Friday, April 15

Private Sector Solutions in Challenging MarketsPrivate Sector Solutions in Challenging Markets
Panelists from the private and public sectors discuss how to spur investment to create jobs, generate revenue, and finance essential services. 9-10:30 a.m. ET; 13:00-14:30 GMT.  #solutions4dev

Forced DisplacementForced Displacement: A Global Development Challenge
A high-level panel including Queen Rania of Jordan confronts the issue of historically high levels of refugees and displaced people. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET/15:00-16:30 GMT#dev4peace

Digital Dividends for East Asia PacificDigital Dividends for East Asia Pacific – Faster Growth, More Jobs and Better Governance?
Panelists from government, business and civil society discuss how East Asia and Pacific countries can take advantage of the opportunities – and offset the risks – of the digital economy. 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET / 16:30 – 18:00 GMT. #digitalEAP

Competition PolicyCompetition Policy in Developing Countries: Helping Markets Perform Better
This World Bank Group-OECD event brings together policymakers and experts on policies that increase competition and benefit consumers. 2-3:30 p.m. ET / 18:00-17:30 GMT. #competition4dev

Powering Up GrowthPowering Up Growth: Ideas for Beating the Slowdown
Government ministers from Bolivia, Angola, Pakistan and Ukraine discuss how to reignite inclusive growth. 4-5:30 p.m. ET/20:00 – 21:30 GMT. #inclusivegrowth