Billions to Trillions: Ideas to Action
July 13, 2015Hilton Hotel Ballroom 1, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The World Bank Group is hosting, in collaboration with the multilateral development banks (MDBs), a special side event—Billions to Trillions: Ideas to Action—at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This event, to be held on July 13 at the Hilton Hotel from 3:30-5 pm, builds on the ongoing dialogue and collaboration among multilateral development partners, as well as the private sector. The session is designed to showcase the issues, solutions and commitments of the regional multilateral development banks and the role of the private sector as we move forward in support of the post-2015 development finance agenda. The aim is to add a level of concreteness to the conversation on unlocking the resources needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The discussion will focus on new approaches and tools to help countries harness national resources more effectively, give voice to the private sector’s experience and highlight ways to strengthen the public-private nexus.

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    Jim Yong Kim

    President, World Bank Group
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    Ban Ki-Moon

    Secretary General, UN
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    Christine Lagarde

    Managing Director, IMF (TBC)
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    Bertrand Badré

    Group Managing Director and CFO, World Bank Group
  • Jin-Yong Cai

    Executive Vice President and CEO, IFC
  • Suma Chakrabarti

    President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Jay Collins

    Vice Chairman, Citi, Corporate and Investment Banking
  • Ambroise Fayolle

    Vice President, European Investment Bank
  • Stephen Groff

    Vice President, Asian Development Bank
  • Donald Kaberuka

    President, African Development Bank
  • Julie T. Katzman

    Executive Vice-President, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Walt Macnee

    Vice Chair, MasterCard, and President of the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

    Former Minister of Finance, Nigeria
  • Lilianne Ploumen (TBD)

    Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Netherlands
  • Henry Bonsu

    Independent Journalist/Moderator, Former BBC News
  • DATE: July 13, 2015
  • LOCATION: Hilton Hotel Ballroom 1, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • TIME: 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
  • REGISTRATION: More information on conference attendance and registration