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World Bank - IMF Spring Meetings 2017: Fragility, Conflict and Violence Events

April 14, 2017


The Challenge of Fragility, Conflict and Violence

Each spring, thousands of government officials, journalists, civil society organizations, academics and private sector executives gather in Washington, D.C. for the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. This year, World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings will take place from April 17 - 23, 2017, with seminars, regional briefings, press conferences and many other events focused on the global economy, international development and the world's financial system.

Several of these events will address the challenges of fragility, conflict and violence, which threatens efforts to end extereme poverty and promote shared prosperity. We invite you to join the discussions on the web and social media: 

Creating Markets, Creating Opportunities

Thursday, April 20, 2:00-3:30pm (ET)/18:00-19:30 GMT


IFC is putting the transformative power of markets at the center of its strategy for growth and impact. Join us to hear directly from pioneering entrepreneurs and policymakers on what it takes to create markets where they are needed most. Watch the Replay | Catch up with: #IFCCreatingMarkets

Addressing Refugee Crises in Middle-Income Countries: Lessons Learned

Friday, April 21, 9:30-10:30am ET/13:30-14:30 GMT


Join us for a live ministerial event to discuss how the Global Concessional Financing Facility (GCFF) is helping support refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon, and how this global facility can prepare to meet similar future crises in other MICs. Watch the Replay | Catch up with: #GCFF

Financing for Peace: Innovations to Tackle Fragility

Friday, April 21, 11-12:15pm ET/15:00-16:15 GMT


This event, organized in collaboration with the European Union, will discuss recent financing initiatives and innovations. It will explore opportunities to attract new sources of financing, use grant resources to leverage additional resources, and strengthen partnerships for more effective delivery – to find frontier solutions in difficult environments. Watch the Replay | Catch up with: #Dev4Peace

Rebuilding for Tomorrow: Supporting Private Enterprise in Conflict-Affected Situations

Friday, April 21, 12:30-1:30pm ET/16:30-17:30 GMT


In this session, IFC will focus on how private firms operate in conflict-affected contexts, and seek to provide innovative ideas for how the development community can support private enterprise in these markets.  Watch the Replay | Catch up with: #Rebuild4Tomorrow