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Monday,
April

13

 
Tuesday,
April

14

9:00 AM -
10:00 AM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

Press Briefing: World Economic Outlook

  • Olivier Blanchard, IMF Economic Counsellor and Director of Research Department
  • Oya Celasun, Research Department, IMF
  • Thomas Helbling, Research Department, IMF
  • Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, Research Department, IMF
  • Ismaila Dieng, Communications Department, IMF


 

10:00 AM -
6:30 PM

I Building

Civil Society Policy Forum

The Civil Society Policy Forum will be held from Tuesday, April 14 to Friday, April 17, as part of the 2015 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund.
It is organized by the Bank and Fund Civil Society Teams, and will bring together WBG and IMF staff, CSO representatives, government officials, academics, and others to exchange views and dialogue on a wide range of topics.

 
Wednesday,
April

15

8:45 AM -
12:00 PM

George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

Rethinking Macro III: Progress or Confusion 


Attendance to this seminar is by invitation only.


Welcoming Remarks: Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF



Session 1: Systemic Risk and Financial Regulation
Chair: Paul Volcker

Panelists:

  • Viral Acharya
  • Anat Admati
  • Philipp Hildebrand


Session 2: Macro-Prudential Tools: Gathering Evidence
Chair: Stanley Fischer

Panelists:

  • Robert Rubin
  • Hyun Song Shin
  • Paul Tucker

 

9:00 AM -
10:00 AM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

Press Briefing: Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR)

  • José Viñals, Financial Counselor and Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department
  • Chris Walker, Deputy Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department
  • Matthew Jones, Division Chief, Monetary and Capital Markets Department
  • Olga Stankova, Senior Communications Officer, Communications Department

 

9:00 AM -
10:00 AM

World Bank Group J Building, J 1-050

Creating Jobs and Improving Services: A New Social Contract in the Arab World

Moderator: Lubna Bouza, Business news Anchor, CNBC Arabia

  • Merza Hasan, Dean of the Board of Executive Directors, World Bank Group
  • Shantayanan Devarajan, Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa, World Bank Group
  • Hafez Ghanem,Vice President, Middle East and North Africa, World Bank Group

 

9:00 AM -
5:30 PM

I Building

Civil Society Policy Forum

The Civil Society Policy Forum continues. It is organized by the Bank and Fund Civil Society Teams, and will bring together WBG and IMF staff, CSO representatives, government officials, academics, and others to exchange views and dialogue on a wide range of topics.

 

10:00 AM -
11:00 AM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Flagship: The Power of Faith to Help End Extreme Poverty


  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • Ruth Messinger, President, American Jewish World Service
  • Mohamed Ashmawey, President, Islamic Relief Worldwide
  • Carolyn Woo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Relief Services
  • Vinya S. Ariyaratne, General Secretary, Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement
  • Jerome Socolovsky, Religion Correspondent, Voice of America



     

    11:00 AM -
    12:30 PM

    World Bank Group J Building, J B1-080

    Beyond the Boundaries: Program-for-Results and the Role of Leverage in Scaling up Results

    Moderator: Hart Schafer, Vice President, Operations Policy and Country Services, World Bank Group

    • Fadia Saadah, Manager, Operations Policy and Country Services, World Bank Group
    • Alan Gelb, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Global Development
    • Gwen Hines, United Kingdom Executive Director to the World Bank Group
    • Guang Zhe Chen, Country Director for Ethiopia, World Bank Group


     

    11:30 AM -
    12:30 PM

    IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

    Press Briefing: Fiscal Monitor

    • Vitor Gaspar, Director, Fiscal Affairs Department
    • Martine Guerguil, Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department
    • Wafa Amr, Senior Communications Officer


     

    12:30 PM -
    1:30 PM

    World Bank Group J Building, J 1-050

    LAC Chief Economist Semi Annual Report: Narrowing Options for Latin America and the Caribbean

    Moderator: Mauro Lopes Mendes De Azeredo, Acting Manager, External Communications for Latin America and the Caribbean Region, World Bank Group

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

     

    1:00 PM -
    2:30 PM

    World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

    Big Data for a More Resilient Future

    Moderator, Raj Kumar,CEO,DevEx

    • Andrew Zolli, Author "Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back"
    • Ros Harvey, Chief Strategy Advisor, Sirca
    • Nigel Snoad, Product Manager, Google Crisis Response
    • Tony Salvador, Strategy Group, Intel Corporation
    • Chris Locke, Founder, Caribou Digital

     

    1:40 PM -
    6:00 PM

    George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

    Rethinking Macro III: Progress or Confusion



    Attendance to this seminar is by invitation only.

    Session 3: Monetary Policy in the Future
    Chair: José Viñals

    Panelists:

    • Ben Bernanke
    • Gill Marcus
    • John Taylor

    Session 4: Fiscal Policy in the Future
    Chair: Vitor Gaspar

    Panelists:

    • Marco Buti
    • Martin Feldstein
    • Brad DeLong


    Session 5: Capital Inflows, Exchange Rate Management and Capital Controls
    Chair: David Lipton

    Panelists:

    • Agustín Carstens
    • Maurice Obstfeld
    • Luiz A. Pereira da Silva

     

    2:00 PM -
    3:30 PM

    World Bank Group MC Building, MC C2-131

    Ready for the Sustainable Development Goals? What the World Bank Group Can Learn from the Millennium Development Goals Experience

    • Lindsay Coates, Executive Vice President, InterAction
    • Homi Kharas, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Brookings Institution
    • Maria Kiwanuka, Senior Presidential Advisor on Finance, Uganda
    • Paul Ladd, Senior Policy Advisor and Lead Author, Post-2015 and SDGs, United Nations Development Programme
    • Mahmoud Mohieldin, Corporate Secretary and President’s Special Envoy, Corporate Secretariat of the World Bank Group

     

    2:00 PM -
    3:30 PM

    World Bank Group MC Building, MC4-100

    Managing the Carbon Bubble: How to Transition to a Low-carbon Economy


    • Paul Bodnar, Senior Advisor at WRI, former Director for Climate Change, National Security Council, The White House
    • Arnoud Buisse, Deputy Assistant Secretary, French Treasury   
    • James Close, Climate Group Director for Policy and Finance, World Bank Group   
    • Anthony Hobley, CEO, Carbon Tracker   
    • Bevis Longstreth, former Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

     
     

    3:30 PM -
    4:15 PM

    World Bank Group MC Building, MC Front Lobby

    Development through the lens
    Using Photography to Tell the Story

    Panelists:

    • MONICA CORCORAN, Director, National Geographic Your Shot Program
    • KATHRYN MAHONEY, Communications Officer, UNHCR; Winner of #EachDayISee contest
    • DOMINIC CHAVEZ, Freelance Photographer
    • JOHN TASS-PARKER, Associate Manager, Political Outreach, Instagram

     

    3:30 PM -
    5:00 PM

    World Bank Group MC Building, MC 13-121

    Chief Economists Roundtable: Responding to Oil and Other Global Developments

    Moderator: Jeffrey Lewis, Global Practices Chief Economist, World Bank Group

    • Kaushik Basu, Snr. VP & Chief Economist (CE), World Bank Group
    • Augusto de la Torre, LAC Chief Economist, World Bank Group
    • Shantayanan Devarajan, MNA Chief Economist, World Bank Group
    • Francisco Ferreira, AFR Chief Economist, World Bank Group
    • Martin G. Rama, SAR Chief Economist, World Bank Group
    • Sudhir Shetty, EAP Chief Economist, World Bank Group
    • Hans Timmer, ECA Chief Economist, World Bank Group
     Discussant:
    • Ayhan Kose, Director, Prospects Group, World Bank Group


     

    4:00 PM -
    5:30 PM

    IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2

    Exiting Fragility, Views from the Ground

    Moderator: Stella Dawson, Reuters
    • Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
    • Jakkie Cillier, Institute for Security Studies
    • Kaifala Marah, Minister of Finance, Sierra Leone
    • Al Wazir, Governor, the Palestine Monetary Authority

     

    4:45 PM -
    6:45 PM

    World Bank Group J Building, J 1-050

    G20-Toronto Centre-World Bank Group Executive Panel on Market- Based Finance: The New Vision of Economic Growth and Financial Stability

    Moderator: Gloria Grandolini, Senior Director, Finance and Markets Global Practice, World Bank Group and Board Member, Toronto Centre.

    Opening Remarks:

    • Turalay Kenç , Deputy Governor, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey
    • Timothy Sargent, Associate Deputy Minister of Finance, Canada
    Panelists:
    •  Bora Oruç ,Deputy Chair, Capital Markets Board of Turkey
    • Cuthbert K. Chanetsa, Deputy Executive Office, Investment Institutions, FSB, South Africa, Vice-Chair IOSCO, Growth and Emerging Markets Committee
    • Jorge Familiar, Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank
    • Hung Tran, Executive Managing Director, Institute of International Finance

     
     
    Thursday,
    April

    16

    8:30 AM -
    11:45 AM

    George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

    Rethinking Macro III: Progress or Confusion

    Attendance to this seminar is by invitation only.

    Session 6: International Monetary and Financial System

     
    Chair: Tharman Shanmugaratnam
    Ranelists:
    • Ricardo Caballero
    • Jaime Caruana
    • Zeti Akhtar Aziz

     
    Panel discussion
    Discussants:
    • Olivier Blanchard
    • Raghuram Rajan
    • Kenneth Rogoff
    • Lawrence Summers

     
     

    9:00 AM -
    10:30 AM

    World Bank Group MC Building, MC2-800

    Improving Livelihoods and Creating Wealth through Sustainable Fisheries

    Moderator: Magda Lovei, Practice Manager, Environment & Natural
    Resources Global Practice

    • Makhtar Diop, Vice President, Africa region, World Bank Group
    • Paula Caballero, Senior Director,  Environment & Natural, Resources Global Practice, World Bank Group
    • Nani Ould Chrougha, Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Economy, Mauritania
    • Jean Paul Adam, Minister of Finance, Trade and the Blue Economy, Seychelles
    • Peter Eigen, Founder, Transparency International, Germany
    • Villa Kulild, Director General of Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
    • Vore Gana Seck, Sustainable Development Advisor, Economic, Social and Environmental Council, Senegal
    • Patrick Sayon, Fisherman Leader, Liberia

     

    9:00 AM -
    5:30 PM

    I Building

    Civil Society Policy Forum

    The Civil Society Policy Forum continues. It is organized by the Bank and Fund Civil Society Teams, and will bring together WBG and IMF staff, CSO representatives, government officials, academics, and others to exchange views and dialogue on a wide range of topics.

     

    9:30 AM -
    9:40 AM

    IMF HQ2 Atrium

    Press Availability Regarding WBG/IMF Annual Meetings in Lima, Peru


    • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF 
    • Jim Kim, President, World Bank Group
    • Alonso Segura, Finance Minister, Peru
    • Julio Velarde, Governor of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru

     

    9:30 AM -
    10:30 AM

    World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

    The Power of Nutrition

    Moderator: Raj Kumar, CEO, Devex

    • Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, World Bank Group
    • Michael Anderson, CEO, The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)
    • Phyllis Costanza, CEO, UBS Optimus Foundation
    • Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF

     

    9:45 AM -
    10:30 AM

    IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

    IMF Managing Director Press Conference

    • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF
    • David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
    • Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, IMF


     

    10:30 AM -
    12:00 PM

    World Bank Group MC Building, MC 13-301

    Scaling Up Finance for Climate Action, a Public-Private Dialogue


    • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
    • Werner Hoyer, President, European Investment Bank
    • Andrés Arango Escobar, Vice Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Colombia
    • Peter Jensen, CEO and Managing Director, Pensionskassernes Administration A/S (PKA)
    • Rachel Kyte, Group Vice President and Special Envoy, Climate Change, World Bank Group
    • Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
    • Atiur Rahman, Governor, Bangladesh Bank

     

    11:00 AM -
    12:15 PM

    World Bank Group MC Building, Jim Wolfensohn Atrium

    Flagship: The Future of Food: A Conversation with Jim Yong Kim and David Chang


    Opening Remarks: Juergen Voegele, Senior Director for Agriculture, World Bank 
    • Jim Yong Kim, President, The World Bank Group
    • David Chang, chef and founder, Momofuku
    • Chido Govera, Founder, Future of Hope Foundation
    • Mark Emil Hermansen, Head of Development, MAD
    • David Hertz, Founder of Gastromotiva
    • Arielle Johnson, Head of Research, MAD

     

    11:00 AM -
    12:30 PM

    MC 8-100

    Development Policy Financing Retrospective: Emerging Findings and Lessons

    Moderator:Edith Jibunoh, Adviser, External and Corporate Relations, World Bank

    • Linda Van Gelder, Director, Operations Policy and Country Services, World Bank
    • Edward Mountfield, Manager, Operations Policy and Country Services, World Bank

     

    11:30 AM -
    1:00 PM

    World Bank Group MC Building, MC2-800

    Gray Areas: Aging and Public Policy Choices in Europe and Central Asia and East Asia Pacific

    Moderator: Phillip Yin, Business News Anchor, CCTV America


    • Ursula M. Staudinger, Director, Butler Aging Center
    • Axel van Trotsenburg, Vice President, East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank

    • Laura Tuck, Vice President, Europe and Central Asia Region, The World Bank


     

    12:30 PM -
    2:00 PM

    World Bank Group J Building, J B1-080

    World Bank-Africa investor Dialogue on Building African Participation in Global Value Chains

    Moderator, Anabel Gonzalez, Senior Director, Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, World Bank Group. Chair: Hubert Danso, Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman, Africa Investor

    Speakers:

    • Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder and Managing Director, Mara Group
    • Edward J. Mathias, Managing Director,  The Carlyle Group
    • Thierry TANOH, Minister, Deputy General Secretary in charge of Economic Affairs, Cote d’Ivoire
    • Marcel De SOUZA, Minister of Development Planning, Prospective and Economic Analysis, Benin
    • Cristina DUARTE, Minister of Finance and Public Administration, Cape Verde
    • Regis IMMONGAULT TATAGANI, Minister of Economy and Investment Promotion and Perspective, Gabon


     

    12:30 PM -
    2:00 PM

    George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

    Islamic Finance: Unlocking its Potential and Supporting Stability

    Moderator: Naser ElTibi, Senior Business News Producer, Al Arabiya News

    • Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
    • Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia
    • Ali Babacan, Deputy Prime Minister, Turkey
    • Ali Al-Madani, President, Islamic Development Bank
    • Pierre Gramegna, Minister of Finance, Luxembourg

    Broadcast event: No video or flash photography permitted for this session

     

    1:00 PM -
    2:30 PM

    World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

    Flagship: The Duality of Falling Oil Prices. Boon or Bust?

    Moderator: Ed Crooks, US industry and Energy Editor, Financial Times


    • Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director, World Bank Group (opening remarks)
    • Erbolat Dossaev, Minister of National Economy, Kazakhstan
    • Naglaa El Ehwany, Minister of International Cooperation, Arab Republic of Egypt
    • David L. Goldwyn, Chairman, Atlantic Council Energy Advisory Board
    • Turalay Kenc, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Turkey
    • Lutz Kilian, Professor of Economics, University of Michigan


     

    1:00 PM -
    2:30 PM

    World Bank Group MC Building, MC 4-800

    Accountability for Better Development Outcomes: A Conversation with Government, Industry and Civil Society


    Chair:  Osvaldo Gratacos, Vice President and Compliance Advisor and Ombudsman, Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO)

     

    • Gonzalo Castro de La Mata, Chairman, Inspection Panel, World Bank Group
    • Luis Miguel Castilla, Ambassador to the United States, Peru
    • Ray Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America
    • Deirdre White, CEO, PYXERA Global
    • With a Video introduction by Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group

     

    2:00 PM -
    2:30 PM

    George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium

     

    2:00 PM -
    3:30 PM

    World Bank Group MC Building, MC2-800

    Trust, Voice, and Incentives: Learning from Local Successes in Service Delivery in the Middle East and North Africa

    Moderator: Deborah Amos, Middle East Correspondent, NPR

    Hafez Ghanem, Vice President of the World Bank for the Middle East and North Africa
    Sami Hourani, Director, Leaders of Tomorrow, and Founder/CEO, Forsa for Education, Jordan
    Ghada Waly, Minister of Social Solidarity, Egypt
    Maha El Rabbat, Executive Director, MENA Health Policy Forum
    Claudia Costin, Senior Director, Education, World Bank
    Noureddine Chamengui, Secretary General of the Primary Education Supervisors Union, Tunisia
    Abla Habayeb, Principal of Kufor Quod Secondary School, West Bank
    Olusoji Adeyi, Director, HEalth, Nutrition & Population, World Bank Group
    Mario Marcel, Senior Director, Governance, World Bank group
    Hana Brixi, Lead, Public Service Delivery Global Solutions Group, World Bank Group



     

    2:00 PM -
    4:00 PM

    World Bank Group J Building, J 1-050

    Innovative and Fit for Purpose: A New World Bank Procurement Framework

    Keynote speaker: Jean Heilman Grier, Principal Trade Consultant at Djaghe, LLC, former US Treasury negotiator of the original Government Procurement Agreement
    Moderator: Robert Hunja, Director, Governance Global Practice, World Bank Group

    • Hart Schafer, Vice President, Operations Policy and Country Services, World Bank Group
    • Christopher M. Browne, Chief Procurement Officer, Operations Policy and Country Services, World Bank Group
    • Denis Robitaille, Director, Information and Technology Solutions, World Bank Group
    • Marcelo Donolo, Senior Operations Officer, Operations Policy and Country Services, World Bank Group
    • Snezana Mitrovic, Practice Manager, Governance Global Practice, World Bank Group


     

    3:00 PM -
    4:30 PM

    World Bank Group MC Building, MC C2-131

    Aligning the Financial System With Sustainable Development


    • Ma Jun, Chief Economist, Peoples Bank of China
    • Rachel Kyte, Group Vice President and Special Envoy, Climate Change, World Bank Group
    • Murilo Portugal, President, FEBRABAN (Brazilian Bankers Association)
    • Laurence Tubiana, Special Representative of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, and Ambassador for Climate Negotiations, France
    • Nick Robins, co-Director, UNEP Inquiry
    • Adair Turner, Senior Fellow, Institute for New Economic Thinking
    • Simon Zadek, co-Director, UNEP Inquiry




     

    3:00 PM -
    4:30 PM

    George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

    The Elusive Pursuit of Inflation

    Moderator: Jon Eric Hilsenrath, Wall Street Journal, Chief Economics Correspondent

    • David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
    • Stanley Fischer, Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
    • Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank
    • Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University (SIPA)

    Broadcast event: No video or flash photography permitted for this session


     

    3:30 PM -
    5:30 PM

    World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

    Flagship: Water Security for All in a World of Scarcity

    Moderator: Junaid Ahmad, Senior Director, Water Global Practice, World Bank Group

    Merza Hasan
    , Dean of the World Bank Board

    Panelists:
    • Pat Mulroy, Senior Fellow for Climate Adaptation and Environmental Policy, UNLV
    • Muesse Kazapua, Mayor of Windhoek, Namibia
    • Tariq Kabbaj, Mayor of Agadir, Morocco
    • Irani Bragos Ramos, Secretary of Regional Development, Ministry of National Integration, Brazil
    • Leonard Nxumalo, CEO, Water Utilities Corporation, Botswana
    • Jim Carlton, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
    • Conner Everts, Executive Director of the Southern California Watershed Alliance and Co-chair of the Desal Response Group

     

    4:30 PM -
    6:00 PM

    George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium

    The New Normal in Asia: Will Growth Inevitably Slow?

    Opening remarks: Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director, IMF

    Moderator: Adam Posen, President, Peterson Institute for International Economics

    • Larry Summers, President Emeritus and Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University
    • Raghuram Rajan,  Governor, Reserve Bank of India

     

    5:00 PM -
    6:30 PM

    World Bank Group F Building, Auditorium

    Resilience Dialogue
    The Road to Addis: Financing Resilience in the post - 2015 World

    • Kiyoshi Kodera, Vice President, Japan International Cooperation Agency
    • Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission
    • Rachel Kyte, Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank Group
    • Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis


     

    5:15 PM -
    5:45 PM

    IMF HQ2-3-748

    Press Conference: G-24

    • Marilou Uy, Director, G-24 Secretariat
    • Alain Bifani, Director-General, Ministry of Finance, Lebanon
    • Andrés Arango Escobar, Vice Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Colombia
    • Sufian Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Ethiopia
    • Randa Elnagar, Communications Officer, IMF Communications Department

     

    6:15 PM -
    6:30 PM

    IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

    Press Briefing: Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust

    • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF
    • George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, UK
    • Wolfgang Schauble, Federal Minister of Finance, Germany

     

    6:25 PM -
    6:35 PM

    Press Registration Desk

     
    Friday,
    April

    17

    7:30 AM -
    9:00 AM

    World Bank Group MC Building, MC 13-301

    Flagship: Ebola: The Road to Recovery


    Chair: Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group


    • Alpha Condé, President, Guinea
    • Ernest Bai Koroma, President, Sierra Leone
    • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President, Liberia
    • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
    • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations
    • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF

     

    8:15 AM -
    9:00 AM

    IMF HQ2-3-748

    Press Briefing: Asia and Pacific Department

    • Changyong Rhee, Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF
    • Kalpana Kochhar, Deputy Director, Asia Pacific Department
    • Markus Rodlauer, Deputy Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF
    • Hoe Ee Khor, Deputy Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF
    • Keiko Utsunomiya, Senior Communications Officer, Communications Department, IMF


     

    9:00 AM -
    10:30 AM

    World Bank Group F Building, Auditorium

    Tax Evasion and Development Finance: Strengthening Global Action

    Moderator: Jessica Tillipman, Assistant Dean for Field Placement & Professional Lecturer of Law, The George Washington University Law School
    • Benny Engelbrecht, Minister of Taxation, Denmark
    • Luis Miguel Castilla, Ambassador to the United States & Former Minister of Economy and Finance, Peru
    • Mogens Jensen, Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation, Denmark
    • Eric Hylton, Executive Director, IRS Criminal Investigations, United States & Chair, OECD Task Force on Tax and Crime
    • Ray Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America
    • Villa Kulild, Director General of The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)
    • Leonard Frank McCarthy, Integrity Vice President, World Bank Group
    • Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, World Bank Group

     

    9:00 AM -
    10:30 AM

    World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

    Launch Event: Global Initiative to End Routine Gas Flaring

    Moderator: Anita Marangoly George, Senior Director, World Bank Group

    • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
    • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations
    • Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway
    • Ben van Beurden, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell
    • Eldar Sætre, President and CEO, Statoil
    • Jérôme Schmitt, Executive Vice President, Sustainable Development, TOTAL



     

    9:00 AM -
    10:30 AM

    George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

    Flagship: The Why, Where, and How of Infrastructure Investment

    Moderator: Ali Velshi, Al Jazeera America

    • Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
    • Joaquim Vieira Ferreira Levy, Finance Minister, Brazil
    • Dr. Rajiv B. Lall, Managing Director and Vice Chairman, Infrastructure Development Finance Company, India
    • Geoffrey Spence, Chief Executive, Infrastructure UK
    • Alonso Segura, Minister of Finance, Peru

    Broadcast event: No video or flash photography permitted for this session



     

    9:00 AM -
    10:30 AM

    World Bank Group J Building, J 1-050

    Blending Capital, Catalyzing Change - The Public Case for Blended Finance

    Moderator: Gavin E.R. Wilson, CEO, IFC Asset Management Company

    • Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, Canada
    • Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Director-General, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), Sweden
    • Felix Bikpo, CEO, African Guarantee Fund, Kenya
    • Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, The Netherlands
    • Gerhard Pries, Managing Partner and CEO, Sarona Asset Management, Canada

     

    9:00 AM -
    10:30 AM

    World Bank Group MC Building, MC 4-800

    Launch of the Global Delivery Initiative: “Operationalizing the Science of Delivery”

    Moderator: Rajesh Mirchandani, Senior Director of Communications and Policy Outreach, Center for Global Development

    • Cornelia Richter, Managing Director, GIZ
    • Yingming Yang, Deputy Director General, International Finance Cooperation Department, Ministry of Finance, China
    • Tae Jong Kim, Director General, Development research and Learning Network, KDI School of Management, South Korea
    • Malamine Sanogo, General Director of the Cotton and Cashew Council of Côte d'Ivoire
    • Juan Cristobal Bonnefoy, Chief of the Inter-American Institute for Economic and Social Development (IDB)


     

    9:00 AM -
    5:30 PM

    I Building

    Civil Society Policy Forum

    The Civil Society Policy Forum continues. It is organized by the Bank and Fund Civil Society Teams, and will bring together WBG and IMF staff, CSO representatives, government officials, academics, and others to exchange views and dialogue on a wide range of topics.

     

    9:15 AM -
    10:00 AM

    IMF HQ2-3-748

    Press Briefing: European Department

    • Poul Thomsen, Director, European Department, IMF
    • Phil Gerson, Deputy Director, European Department, IMF
    • Mahmood Pradhan, Deputy Director, European Department, IMF
    • Angela Gaviria, Deputy Division Chief, Media Relations, IMF


     

    10:15 AM -
    11:00 AM

    IMF HQ2-3-748

    Press Briefing: Middle East and Central Asia Department Regional Update

    • Masood Ahmed, Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department
    • Wafa Amr, Senior Communications Officer, IMF Communications Department



     

    11:00 AM -
    12:30 PM

    World Bank Group MC Building, MC2-800

    Beyond Commodities: The Growth Challenge of Latin America and the Caribbean

    • Alonso Segura Vasi, Minister of Economy and Finance, Peru

    • Jorge Familiar Calderon, Regional Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank
    • Augusto de la Torre, Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank Group
    • Marcelo Giugale, Senior Director for Macro and Fiscal Management, World Bank Group
    • Jorge A. de Thompson R. Araujo, Regional Advisor, World Bank Group
    •  Ekaterina Vostroknutova, Senior Economist, World Bank Group

     

    11:00 AM -
    12:30 PM

    World Bank Group J Building, J B1-080

    Harnessing Urbanization for Growth and Shared Prosperity in Africa

    Chair: Makhtar Diop, Africa Region Vice President, World Bank Group

    • Paul Collier, Professor of Economics, Oxford University 
    • Ede Ijjasz Vasquez, Senior Director for Social, Urban, Rural & Resilience, World Bank Group


     

    11:00 AM -
    12:30 PM

    George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

    The New Global Trade Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities

    Moderator: Shawn Donnan, Financial Times World Trade Editor

    • Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director, IMF 
    • Douglas A. Irwin, John Sloan Dickey Third Century Professor Social Sciences, Dartmouth College
    • Yi Xiaozhun, Deputy Director General, World Trade Organization
    • Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India
    • Mari Elka Pangestu, Professor of international economics, University of Indonesia

     

    11:15 AM -
    12:00 PM

    IMF HQ2-3-748

    Press Briefing: African Department

    • Antoinette Sayeh, Director, African Department, IMF
    • Andrew Kanyegirire, Senior Communications Officer, Communications Department, IMF


     

    11:30 AM -
    1:00 PM

    World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

    Flagship: Universal Financial Access 2020

    Moderator: Zain Verjee, Founder and CEO, Zain Verjee Group


    • Her Majesty Queen Maxima of The Netherlands, UNSG Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development
    • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
    • Ban Ki-moon,  Secretary-General, United Nations
    • Jin Yong Cai, Executive Vice-President & CEO, IFC
    • Ajay Banga, CEO, MasterCard
    • Charles Scharf, CEO, Visa
    • Budi Gunadi Sadikin, CEO, PT Bank Mandiri, Indonesia
    • Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairperson, State Bank of India
    • Chris Elias, President, Global Development Programs, Gates Foundation
    • Leora Klapper, Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank Group
    • Jaime Caruana, General Manager, Bank of International Settlements
    • Raghuram Rajan, Governor, Reserve Bank of India
    • Benno Ndulu, Governor, Bank of Tanzania


     

    12:00 PM -
    1:00 PM

    World Bank Group J Building, J 1-050

     

    12:30 PM -
    12:45 PM

    Press Registration Desk

     

    1:00 PM -
    1:30 PM

    IMF HQ2-3-748

    Press Conference: G-20

    • Agustín Carstens, IMFC Chair
    • Ali Babacan, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Financial Affairs, Turkey



     

    1:30 PM -
    3:00 PM

    George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

    Flagship: Financing for Development: The Way Forward

    Moderator: Gillian Tett, Financial Times

    • Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director, IMF 
    • Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Earth Institute , Columbia University
    • Bertrand Badré, CFO, World Bank
    • Sufian Ahmed, Minister of Finance and Economic Developmenet, Ethiopia
    • Florencio “Butch” Barsana Abad, Secretary of the Philippine Department of Budget and Management
    • Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs



    This event is part of a series of debates and discussions on financing for development; it will be followed by a WBG-hosted event beginning at 3:00 pm.

     

    2:00 PM -
    3:00 PM

    IMF HQ2-3-748

    Press Briefing: Western Hemisphere Department

    • Alejandro Werner, Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
    • Nigel Chalk, Deputy Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
    • Adrienne Cheasty, Deputy Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
    • Robert Rennhack, Deputy Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
    • Krishna Srinivasan, Deputy Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF


     

    3:00 PM -
    4:30 PM

    World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

    Flagship: Changing the Conversation on Development Finance


    Moderator: Michelle Fleury, Business Correspondent, BBC

    • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
    • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations
    • Bertrand Badré, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, World Bank Group
    • Borge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway
    • Afsaneh Beschloss, President and CEO, Rock Creek Group
    • Suma Chakrabarti, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
    • Daniel Kablan Duncan, Prime Minister, Minister of Economy, Finance and Budget, Cote d’Ivoire
    • Justin Forsyth, Chief Executive, Save the Children
    • Werner Hoyer, President, European Investment Bank (EIB)
    • Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank (ADB)
    • Scott Kalb, Exec. Director, Sovereign Investor Institute
    • Luis Alberto Moreno, President, IADB
    • Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development, Canada
    • Lilianne Ploumen, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Netherlands
    • John Rice, Vice-Chairman, GE
    • Tomicah Tillemann, Director, Bretton Woods II
    • Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance, Federal Republic of Nigeria

     

    3:00 PM -
    4:30 PM

    World Bank Group J Building, J B1-080

    Why Focus on Results when no-one uses them? Towards Useful Evaluations

    • Arsenio Balisacan, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary, National Economic & Development Authority, Philippines
    • Albert Byamugisha, Commissioner for Monitoring & Evaluation, Uganda Office of the Prime Minister
    • Penny Hawkins, Head of Evaluation, Department for International Development
    • Benno Ndulu, Governor of the Central Bank of Tanzania
    • Claudia Maldonado, General Coordinator, Center for Teaching and Research in Economics
    • Emmanuel Jimenez, Executive Director, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation
    • Mario Marcel, Senior Director, Governance, World Bank Group

     

    5:00 PM -
    6:00 PM

    World Bank Group MC Building, Jim Wolfensohn Atrium

    FLAGSHIP: Action 2015: Mobilizing Citizens to Action for People and Planet

    • Jim Yong Kim, President,  World Bank Group
    • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations
    • Michael Elliott, CEO of ONE
    • Justin Forsyth, CEO of Save the Children
    • Julie Gichuru, Television Host and Entrepreneur
    • Fally Ipupa, International Artist
    • D’Banj, International Artist
    • VIXX, International Artists
    • Roy Kim, International Artist

     
    Saturday,
    April

    18

    9:00 AM -
    10:30 AM

    World Bank Group J Building, J 1-050

    Land Governance and Climate Smart Agriculture

    Chair: Kaushik Basu, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank Group

    • Gerd Müller, Minister of Development Cooperation (BMZ), Germany
    • Hon. R. P. Tumusiime, Commissioner Rural Economy and Agriculture., African Union, Ethiopia
    • C. Gatete, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda
    • Sec. A.M. Balisacan,  Economic Planning Secretary and Director-General, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), the Philippines
    • J. Streur, President and CEO, Calvert Investments
    • W. Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International 

     

    9:30 AM -
    9:45 AM

    Press Registration Desk

     

    10:00 AM -
    11:00 AM

    World Bank Group MC Building, MC 4-800

    Migration and Remittances: Recent Developments and Outlook
    With a Special Focus on Financing for Development

    Chair: Ayhan Kose, Director Development Prospects Group, World Bank Group

    Presenter:
    • Dilip Ratha, Lead Economist, Head of the Global Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD), World Bank Group

    Panelist:
    • Atiur Rahman, Governor, Central Bank of Bangladesh

     

    11:00 AM -
    12:00 PM

    IMF HQ2-3-748

    Press Briefing: African Finance Ministers

    • Amara Konneh, Minister of Finance, Liberia
    • Goodall Gondwe, Minister of Finance, Malawi
    • Abdalla Kadre ASSANE, Minister of Finance and Budget of the Central African Republic (CAR)
    • Gervais RAKOTOARIMANANA, Minister of Finance and Budget, Madagascar
    • Aissata Sidibe , Communications Officer, IMF


     

    11:00 AM -
    12:30 PM

    World Bank Group J Building, J B1-080

    State of the Africa Region: Facing the Challenges, Continuing to Rise

    Chair: Makhtar Diop, Vice President, Africa Region, World Bank Group

    • Presenter: Francisco H.G. Ferreira, Chief Economist, Africa Region, World Bank Group

     

    12:00 PM -
    12:45 PM

    IMF HQ2-3-748

     

    1:30 PM -
    2:00 PM

    IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

    IMFC Press Conference

    • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF
    • Agustin Carstens, Chairman, IMFC
    • David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
    • Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, IMF




     
    Sunday,
    April

    19