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Podcast May 17, 2022

The Development Podcast: Highlights from the 2022 WBG-IMF Spring Meetings | Digital Revolution | Climate Action | Rising Fragility | Open Trade | Human Capital



FEATURING 🗣️ Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda; Michael Miebach, Chief Executive Officer of Mastercard; Omobola Johnson, Senior Partner of TLcom Capital; David Malpass, President of the World Bank Group.


AGENDA 🎧 [00:00] Welcome [02:48] The progress in Rwanda’s digital journey [12:45] Addressing the divides and opening digital opportunities [26:04] Closure


FEATURING 🗣️ Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, Arab Republic of Egypt; Rhian-Mari Thomas, Chief Executive, Green Finance Institute; Nicholas Stern, IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, London School of Economics; Mari Pangestu, Managing Director, Development Policy and Partnerships, World Bank; Makhtar Diop, Managing Director, International Finance Corporation (IFC).


AGENDA 🎧 [00:00] Welcome [02:10] COP27 & Egypt: Creating meaningful solutions for the future [07:56] How to make climate finance tangible and action-oriented [15:20] Private capital in supporting climate action [23:27] Transitioning economies, transforming climate [26:04] Closure


FEATURING 🗣️ Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed, Prime Minister, Yemen; Alejandra Botero, Director General, Department of Planning, Colombia; Axel van Trotsenburg, Managing Director of Operations, World Bank; Hervé Ndoba, Minister of Finance and Budget, Central African Republic; Catherine Russell, Executive Director, UNICEF; Makhtar Diop, Managing Director, IFC; Donald Kaberuka, Chairman and Managing Partner, SouthBridge; Mary Nazzal-Batayneh, Founder of Landmark Hotels & 17 Ventures.


AGENDA 🎧 [00:00] Welcome [02:15] The case of Yemen: Crises, challenges, and solutions [06:03] How Colombia has been addressing the refugee crisis from neighboring Venezuela [10:15] How the international community can come together to assist the most vulnerable [19:44] How the private sector can play an essential role [28:14] Closure


FEATURING 🗣️ David R. Malpass, President of the World Bank Group (WBG); Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF); Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director General, World Trade Organization (WTO); Mathias Cormann, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).


AGENDA 🎧 [00:00] Welcome [02:54] Subsidies, trade, and international cooperation [06:19]] National self-interest vs. globalization [08:34] The end of an era of globalization? [11:28] Measurement of agricultural subsidies [13:40] Subsidy and economic policy in a crisis mode [18:03] Tackling subsidies: Politically expedient vs sensible things [24:42] Transparency, access to information, collaboration [26:34] Closure


FEATURING 🗣️ Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of United Republic of Tanzania; David R. Malpass, President, World Bank Group; Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General; Mari Pangestu, Managing Director, Development Policy and Partnerships, World Bank; Malala Yousafzai, Co-Founder of Malala Fund; Beatrice Mahuru, Founder & CEO, GLaD Ltd and B&WE Ltd.


AGENDA 🎧 [00:00] Welcome [02:38] Tanzania's education system [05:13] Tanzania's investment in health [08:28] Tanzania: Challenges in education and health [13:35] Tackling learning poverty [17:36] Special considerations from a gender and fragility context [19:07] Impacts of the pandemic on young people [23:50] The value of investing in people [28:10] Equipping young people for the jobs of the future [29:32] Closure


Conflict, COVID-19 and climate change have combined to create unprecedented challenges for developing countries. More countries are struggling with rising risks of fragility, conflict and instability; food insecurity; increasing debt vulnerabilities; dropping literacy rates; and the impacts of climate change. Preparing for future crises and strengthening international cooperation are essential to deliver a resilient recovery and a better future for those most in need.

During the 2022 World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings, world leaders came together to discuss how to best build resilience & manage uncertainty. Listen to the Spring Meetings highlights in a special series of The Development Podcast.

 The Development Podcast - Spring Meetings Special Edition
 

      Featured Voices | The Digital Revolution

      • Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda 
      • Michael Miebach, Chief Executive Officer, Mastercard 
      • Omobola Johnson, Senior Partner, TLcom Capital 
      • David Malpass, President of the World Bank Group 
      • What else has been said? Listen to the episode! Transcript available.

      The Digital Revolution: Fostering Inclusion and Resilient Growth | Podcast: Highlights from the WBG-IMF Spring Meetings 2022

       

      Featured Voices | Financing Climate Action

        • Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, Arab Republic of Egypt 
        • Rhian-Mari Thomas, Chief Executive, Green Finance Institute
        • Nicholas Stern, IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, London School of Economics 
        • Mari Pangestu, Managing Director, Development Policy and Partnerships, World Bank 
        • Makhtar Diop, Managing Director, IFC 
        • What else has been said? Listen to the episode! Transcript available.

        Financing Climate Action | The Development Podcast: Highlights from the 2022 WBG-IMF Spring Meetings
         

        Featured Voices | On the Frontlines of Rising Fragility

        • Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed, Prime Minister, Yemen
        • Alejandra Botero, Director General, Department of Planning, Colombia 
        • Axel van Trotsenburg, Managing Director of Operations, World Bank 
        • Hervé Ndoba, Minister of Finance and Budget, Central African Republic 
        • Catherine Russell, Executive Director, UNICEF 
        • Makhtar Diop, Managing Director, IFC 
        • Donald Kaberuka, Chairman and Managing Partner, SouthBridge 
        • Mary Nazzal-Batayneh, Founder of Landmark Hotels & 17 Ventures 
        • What else has been said? Listen to the episode! Transcript available.

        On the Frontlines of Rising Fragility: Collaborating and Innovating for Impact | Highlights from the WBG-IMF Spring Meetings

         

        Featured Voices | Preserving Open Trade

        • David R. Malpass, President of the World Bank Group 
        • Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund 
        • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director General, World Trade Organization 
        • Mathias Cormann, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 
        • What else has been said? Listen to the episode! Transcript available.

        Preserving Open Trade: Subsidies, Geopolitics, and International Cooperation | Highlights from the WBG-IMF Spring Meetings

         

        Featured Voices | Human Capital at the Crossroads

        • Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of United Republic of Tanzania 
        • David R. Malpass, President, World Bank Group 
        • Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General 
        • Mari Pangestu, Managing Director, Development Policy and Partnerships, World Bank 
        • Malala Yousafzai, Co-Founder of Malala Fund 
        • Beatrice Mahuru, Founder & CEO, GLaD Ltd and B&WE Ltd 
        • What else has been said? Listen to the episode! Transcript available.

        Human Capital at the Crossroads | The Development Podcast: Highlights from the Spring Meetings


            ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT PODCAST

            This international development podcast brings together the data, research—and solutions—that can pave the way to a sustainable future. Through conversations focused on revealing the latest data, the best research, and cutting-edge solutions, let us introduce you to the folks working to make the world a better place. Don't miss an episode! Listen and subscribe for free on your favorite platform.
             

            ABOUT THE WBG-IMF SPRING MEETINGS 2022

            Preparing for future crises and strengthening international cooperation are essential to deliver a resilient recovery and a better future for those most in need. At these Spring Meetings, the World Bank Group convened leaders, experts and activists to discuss the impact of these global shocks on the most vulnerable communities.
             

            ABOUT THE WORLD BANK GROUP

            The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for low-income countries. Its five institutions share a commitment to reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development.



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