Guide to 2016 Annual Meetings


Ministers from 189 countries meet in Washington the week of October 3 for the World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings. We’re streaming 22 events, with more than 10 in multiple languages, on themes including the need for global cooperation to address risks, encourage trade and economic growth. Watch World Bank Live on Monday as World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim sets out his vision for ending extreme poverty. On Tuesday, Oxfam International’s Winnie Byanyima and World Bank experts discuss a just-released report on poverty and inequality. New World Bank Chief Economist Paul Romer and Kim talk about the challenges facing global development on Wednesday. On Thursday, heads of state and ministers join Kim at the Human Capital Summit and make commitments to reduce chronic malnutrition in children in their countries. Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and other high-level panelists discuss progress on financial inclusion, along with de-risking efforts by banks that could reverse it. Here is a preview of what you can expect.

Here is a guide to all the World Bank Annual Meeting Live Streaming events

We will be publishing the Live events on a daily basis.

WB report: How Eight Cities Succeeded in Rejuvenating their Urban Land

Article published on on July 13, 2016.

The single most crucial component in rejuvenating decaying urban areas around the world is private sector participation, according to a report released today from the World Bank and the Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) during the World Cities Summit taking place in Singapore this week.

Urban regeneration projects are rarely implemented solely by the public sector.  There is a need for massive financial resources that most cities can’t meet,” said Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director for the World Bank’s Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice.  “Participation from the private sector is a critical factor in determining whether a regeneration program is successful – programs that create urban areas where citizens can live, work, and thrive.”

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NL4WorldBank Webinar: Cookstoves

The World Bank Team at the cookstovesNetherlands embassy, in collaboration with the World Bank and RVO, will be organizing a webinar on cookstoves in late September. The purpose of the webinar is to inform Dutch organizations in the field of cookstoves of the medium- to long-term strategy of the World Bank with regards to cookstoves, and to discuss their thinking on the way forward. In turn, Dutch organizations will be able to provide input and advice on best practices and latest developments to ensure that the World Bank is fully up to speed when rolling out new initiatives and projects.

To sign up for this webinar, please send an email to the World Bank Team so we can keep you updated regarding date, time and logistical information. The ultimate aim of this webinar is to create a win-win-win, with improved projects for the World Bank, better opportunities for Dutch organizations to market innovative and state-of-the-art technologies and solutions, and most importantly better development outcomes for borrowing countries. And that is the essence of NL4WorldBank.