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April 11-13, 2014
Tentative Schedule of Events

Last Updated: April 2, 2014

Events open to all Spring Meetings attendees.
*Journalists please note that for events taking place in World Bank buildings, media must be escorted by staff. Please come to the World Bank press desk in IMF HQ2 15 minutes prior to the start

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Monday, April 7, 2014
Time Events Venue
8:00 a.m.
Press Credentials Pick-Up Opens
1850 I Street, NW, Washington, DC
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Time Events Venue
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
IMF Press briefing: World Economic Outlook (WEO) with Olivier Blanchard, IMF Economic Counsellor and Director of Research Department
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
An Overview of the World Bank Group’s New Country Engagement Model

  • Ana Revenga, Acting Vice-President for the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network, World Bank Group
  • Kyle Peters, Vice- President, Operations Policy &; Country Services, World Bank Group

Follow the event on Twitter by using #wblive

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank J Building, J B1-080
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The World Bank Group Press Briefing: MENA Economic Update

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank J Building, J 1-050
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Program-for-Results (PforR): Two-Year Review to Take Stock

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank MC Building, MC 4-800
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
IMF Seminar: Managing Transition to Normality—Implications for Fiscal Policy

Panelists:

  • David Lipton, IMF First Managing Director
  • Tim Adams, President and CEO, Institute for International Finance
  • Willem Buiter, Global Chief Economist, Citibank
  • Alistair Darling, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, United Kingdom
  • Jose DeGregorio,Professor of Economics, University of Chile
  • Charles Evans, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Moderator:
Rob Cox, Reuters

Organized by the International Monetary Fund

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Time Events Venue
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
IMF Press Briefing: Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR) with José Viñals, Financial Counsellor and Director of the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
A Conversation with Al Jazeera’s Ali Velshi and Jim Yong Kim

Moderator:
Ali Velshi, Host, Al Jazeera America
 
Join the conversation via #askjyk

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank MC Building, Preston Auditorium
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
IMF Seminar: Africa Rising: Building to the Future ;

Organized by the International Monetary Fund

Full Agenda ; ;

George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Paving the Way to Shared Prosperity in Europe and Central Asia

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank MC Building, MC2-800
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
LAC Semi-Annual Economic Perspectives Report

  • Augusto de la Torre, World Bank Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank J Building, J 1-050
11:15 a.m. – 12:45 a.m.
Digital Finance: Innovation at the Core of Big Development Changes

Moderator:
Tilman Ehrebeck, CEO, CGAP

Join the conversation via #digitalfinance

Organized by the World Bank Group

TBD
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
IMF Press Briefing: Fiscal Monitor Report with Sanjeev Gupta, Acting Director of the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Digital Finance: Innovation at the Core of Big Development Challenges

  • Jin-Yong Cai, Executive Vice President and CEO, IFC
  • Sandhya Rani Kanneganti, Postmaster General, Andhra Pradesh
  • Kamal Qadir, CEO, bKash
  • Thomas Duveau, Head of Business Development, Mobisol
  • Arjuna Costa, Investment Partner, Omidyar Network
  • Hortensia Contreras Torres, Vice President Electronic Services, Grupo BIMBO / General Manage BLM
  • Walt Macnee, President MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth and Vice Chair
  • Chidi Okpala, Director & Head, Airtel Money – Africa
  • Tilman Ehrbeck, CEO, CGAP

Follow the event on Twitter with #digitalfinance

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank MC Building, Preston Auditorium
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Syrian Crisis: The Art of Resilience

  • Chris Gunness, Spokesperson and Director of Communications, UNRWA
  • Jihad Yazigi, Founder and Editor, Syria Report
  • Laura Trevelyan, Anchor & Correspondent, BBC World News America
  • Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • Inger Andersen, Vice President of Middle East and North Africa region, World Bank Group

Follow the event on Twitter by using #withsyria &ArtofResilience

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank MC Building, Jim Wolfensohn Atrium
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
World Bank Press Briefing: ECA Economic Update
IMF HQ2-3-748
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Closing Feedback Loops: From Engaged Citizens to More Responsive Governments

  • Sanjay Pradham, Vice President, World Bank Institute
  • Anabel Cruz, Founder Director, Communication and Development Institute
  • Ellen Miller, Co-founder and Executive Director Sunlight Foundation
  • Chris Underwood, Global Action, Making All Voices Count
  • Edwin Lacierda, Presidential Spokesperson, Government of the Philippines

Moderator:
Stella Dawson, Chief Correspondent, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Join the conversation using #opengovnow

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank J Building, J B1-080
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
IMF Seminar: Fund Surveillance in an Interconnected World

Organized by the International Monetary Fund

George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium
3:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
IMF Seminar: Africa Rising: Policies for Sustained and Inclusive Growth

Chair:
Antoinette Sayeh
, IMF

Panelists:

  • Daniel Kaufman, Revenue Watch Institute
  • Benno Ndulu, Central Bank Governor, Tanzania
  • Lant Pritchett, Harvard

Organized by the International Monetary Fund

George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Time Events Venue
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
IMF Press Briefing: IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
The World Bank Group Press Briefing: World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)
9:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
IMF Seminar: Enhancing Emerging Markets’ Resilience

Organized by the International Monetary Fund

Full Agenda ; ;

George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Global Commission on the Economy and Climate: Briefing for Delegates
World Bank MC Building, MC 13-121
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Talking About a Data Revolution

  • Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • Mahmoud Mohieldin, President’s Special Envoy, World Bank Group
  • Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary General, United Nations
  • Professor Mthuli Ncube, Chief Economist and Vice President, African Development Bank
  • Nick Dyer, Director General, Policy and Global Programmes, Department for International Development
  • Gavin Starks, Chief Executive Officer, Open Data Institute
  • Haishan Fu, Director, Development Economics Data Group, The World Bank Group

Moderator:
Lindsey Coates, Executive Vice President of Interaction

Join the conversation using #datarev

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank MC Building, Preston Auditorium
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
What Have Young People Gained from the Arab Spring?

  • Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing director & Chief Operating Officer, World Bank Group
  • Inger Andersen, Vice President of Middle East and North Africa region, World Bank
  • H.E. Mohamed Ouzzine, Minister of Youth and Sports, Kingdom of Morocco
  • Ahmed Alhindawi, Youth Envoy of the UN Secretary General, Jordan
  • Shatha al-Harazi, Academic/Journalist/Activist, Yemen
  • Mouheb Ben Garoui, I-WATCH Executive Director, Tunisia

Moderator:
Abderrahim Foukara, Al Jazeera Bureau Chief, Washington, D.C.

Follow the event on Twitter with #ArabYouth

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank J Building, J B1-080
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Procurement Reform at the World Bank – Update and Implementation

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank J Building, J 1-050
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
#EndPoverty 2030 – Millenials Take on the Challenge

  • Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Hugh Evans, Co-Founder and CEO, The Global Poverty Project
  • Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder, Mara Group and Mara Foundation
  • Chernor Bah, Chair, Youth Advocacy Group, Global Education First Initiative
  • Nargis Shirazi, Nargis Shirazi

Moderator:
Isha Sesay, Anchor and correspondent, CNN

Join the conversation using #endpoverty

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank MC Building, Jim Wolfensohn Atrium
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
IMF Seminar: Conversation on Global Economy

  • Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director
  • Charlie Rose, PBS

Organized by the International Monetary Fund

George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Making Innovation Policy Work: Learning from Experimentation

  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Carl J. Dahlman, Program Manager, OECD
  • Mark Dutz, Lead Economist, Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank Group
  • Eduardo Bitran, Executive Director of Corfo, Chile, and former President of the National Innovation Council and General Director of Fundación Chile
  • Božidar Đelić, Managing Director,Sovereign Advisory Group, Lazard Frères
  • Esperanza Lasagabaster, Service Line Manager, Financial and Private Sector Development, World Bank Group
  • Yevgeny Kuznetsov, Senior Research Fellow, the Migration Policy Institute, and Consultant, World Bank Group

Follow the event on Twitter with #InnovationPolicy

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank MC Building, MC 13-121
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
2014 Learning for All Symposium: Investing in a Brighter Future

  • Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President,World Bank Group
  • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Gordon Brown, Special Envoy for Global Education, United Nations
  • Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway
  • Amadou Ba, Minister of Economy and Finance, Senegal
  • Alice Albright, Chief Executive Officer, Global Partnership for Education

Moderator:
Judy Woodruff, Co-anchor PBS NewsHour

Join the conversation using #educationfirst

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank MC Building, Preston Auditorium
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Ending Conflict and Building Peace in Africa: A Call to Action

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank J Building, J 1-050
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
IMF Seminar: Enhancing global safety nets to strengthen buffers in EMs

Panelists:

  • Naoyuki Shinohara, IMF Deputy Managing Director ;
  • Yi Gang, Deputy Governor People’s Bank of China
  • Mateusz Szczurek, Minister of Finance of Poland
  • Liaquat Ahamed, Pulitzer Prize writer, author of Lords of Finance

Moderator:
Yanqing Yan, China ; Business News

Organized by the International Monetary Fund

George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
New Paths for Development Finance

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank MC Building, MC2-800
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Years of Living Dangerously – Climate Change Series Premiere

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank MC Building, Preston Auditorium
Friday, April 11, 2014
Time Events Venue
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
IMF Press Briefing: Asia and Pacific Economic Outlook
IMF HQ2-3-748
TBD
G-20 Ministerial Meeting
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 1
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Toward Universal Health Coverage for 2030

  • Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Lawrence H. Summers, Professor and President Emeritus, Harvard University
  • Michael Bloomberg, Former New York City Mayor, UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change
  • Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization

Join the conversation using #UHC2030strong>

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank MC Building, Preston Auditorium
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Ending Poverty: How Should the World Bank Group Measure its Contribution?

Organized by the World Bank Group

TBD
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Meeting Africa’s Youth Employment Challenge

  • Makhtar Diop, World Bank Vice President for Africa Region
  • Deon Filmer, Lead Economist, Africa Region, World Bank
  • Hon. Njuguna S. Ndung’u, Governor, Central Bank of Kenya
  • Hon. Serigne Mbaye Thiam, Minister of Higher Education and Research, Senegal
  • Simbarashe Mhungu, Managing Director of Harvest Fresh, Zimbabwe
  • Louise Fox, Visiting Professor, UC Berkeley; Former Lead Economist, Africa Region, The World Bank

Follow the event on Twitter by using #Jobs4Africa

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank MC Building, MC 4-800
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
IMF Press Briefing: European Department Press Conference
IMF HQ2-3-748
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
IMF Seminar: The Macroeconomics of Income Inequality: A Global Perspective

Panelist:

  • Min Zhu, IMF Deputy Managing Director
  • Jeff Sachs, Columbia University
  • Jose DeGregorio, University of Chile
  • Tyler Cowen, George Mason University
  • Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International

Moderator:
Gabriela Frias, Business anchor, CNN en Español

Organized by the International Monetary Fund

George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
IMF Press Briefing: Middle East and Central Asia Regional Economic Outlook
IMF HQ2-3-748
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Emerging Economies: Views from East and South

  • Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Chairman of Bank Negara Malaysia
  • Cesar Purisima, Secretary, Department of Finance, Philippines
  • Mauricio Cardenas, Minister of Mines and Energy, Government of Colombia
  • Augusto de la Torre, Economista en Jefe para América Latina y el Caribe
  • Bert Hofman, World Bank’s Chief Economist for the East Asia and Pacific Region
  • Alberto Arenas, Minister of Finance, Chile

Moderator:
Phillip Yin, Business Anchor, CCTV America

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank J Building, J 1-050
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Supporting the Creation of Large African Firms

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank J Building, J B1-080
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
IMF Press Briefing: Western Hemisphere Regional Economic Outlook
IMF HQ2-3-748
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
China: A New Approach to Efficient, Inclusive, Sustainable Urbanization

  • Hou Yongzh, Director General, Dept. of Development Strategy & Regional Economy, Development Research Center of the State Council, P.R. China
  • Bert Hofman, Chief Economist for the East Asia & Pacific region
  • Axel van Trotsenburg, Vice President, East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank Group

Follow the event on Twitter by using #UrbanChina

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank MC Building, MC 4-800
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
G-20 Press Briefing
George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A Look Back at Agriculture and Food-based Approaches to Malnutrition

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank MC Building, MC 13-400
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sharing Prosperity, Delivering Results

  • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • Jeffrey D. Sachs, Dir Earth Institute &; Columbia U. Prof. Special Advisor to the UNSG Dir., Millennium Villages Project
  • Kaushik Basu, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank Group

Moderator:
Annie Lowrey, New York Times Reporter

Join the conversation using #wblive

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank MC Building, Jim Wolfensohn Atrium
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Resilience Dialogue

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank J Building, J B1-080
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Time Events Venue
TBD
International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Plenary
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 1
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Increase Agricultural Productivity in Africa Today!

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank J Building, J 1-050
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
IMF Press Briefing: African Finance Ministers
TBD
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
State of the Africa Region

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank J Building, J B1-080
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Press Briefing: IMFC Chair Tharman Shanmugaratnam and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
IMF Seminar: Arab Economic Transformation Amid Political Transition

Organized by the International Monetary Fund

George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium
3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Development Committee (DC) Plenary
World Bank MC Building, Preston Auditorium
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
IMF Seminar: IMF 70 Years Later: Reflections and Looking Ahead

Panelist:

  • Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director
  • Robert Gordon, Northwestern University
  • Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State
  • Andrew McAfee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Peter Ho, Center for Strategic Futures

Moderator:
Ali Velshi, Al Jazeera

Organized by the International Monetary Fund

George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium
5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Development Committee Press Briefing: Marek Belka, Development Committee Chair; Jim Yong Kim, World Bank President; Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Time Events Venue
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
IMF Seminar: Monetary Policy in the New Normal

Organized by the International Monetary Fund

George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium