Raising investment growth is a critical objective for emerging market and developing economies. They have significant investment needs to enable them to deliver sustainable and inclusive growth, cope with climate change, and make progress toward broader development goals. Yet without significant policy action, investment growth in these economies is likely to remain tepid for the remainder of this decade. But it can be boosted. The report offers the first global analysis of what it will take to generate a sustained investment boom, drawing from the experience of many countries over the past seven decades. The presentation will also cover the World Bank’s near-term global outlook, policies, and risks.
- Ayhan Kose, Deputy Chief Economist, World Bank Group and Director of the Prospects Group, Development Economics
- Ralf Ossa, Chief Economist and Director, Economic Research and Statistics Division, World Trade Organization
- Maria Dimitriadou(Opening Remarks), World Bank Special Representative to the UN and the WTO, and Head of the World Bank Geneva Office
- Nathan Sussman, Full Professor, International Economics & Pictet Chair in Finance and Development, and Director, Centre for Finance and Development