2014 Spring Meetings, Washington D.C.
International Monetary Fund
World Bank Group
2013—Washington D.C.

Tentative Schedule of Events


Last Updated: April 14, 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

Webcast |Video |Story |Blog |Transcript |Full Report
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 5-050
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 the Transition to "Normality"—Implications for Fiscal Policy

Panelists:

  • David Lipton, IMF First Deputy 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
  • José DeGregorio,Professor, University of Chile
    Former Central Bank Governor and Minister of Economy
  • Charles Evans, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Moderator:
Rob Cox, Reuters


Organized by the International Monetary Fund

Webcast
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

Blog |Webcast |Full Report |Transcript |Video |Story
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

9:00am - 9:10am
Opening Remarks: Min Zhu, IMF Deputy Managing Director


Organized by the International Monetary Fund

Full Agenda

George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
IMF Seminar: Africa Rising: Building to the Future

Session 1: Inclusive Growth
  • Domenico Fanizza, IMF
  • Francisco Ferreira, World Bank
  • James Foster, George Washington University
  • Muthoni Ngatia, Tufts University
Chair:
Abe Selassie, IMF

Organized by the International Monetary Fund

Webcast |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
  • Laura Tuck, Vice President, Europe & Central Asia, World Bank Group
  • Maurizio Bussolo, Lead Economist, Europe and Central Asia
  • Hans Timmer, Chief Economist, Europe & Central Asia, World Bank
  • Frank Heemskerk, Executive Director, World Bank Group
Moderator:
Samuel Z. Stone, Professor of Latin American Economist, Tulane University

Organized by the World Bank Group
World Bank MC Building, MC2-800
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
IMF Seminar: Africa Rising: Building to the Future

Session 2: Structural Transformation and Economic Diversification
  • Sean Nolan, IMF
  • Bartholomew Armah, UNECA
  • Douglas Gollin, Oxford
Chair:
Sharmini Coorey, IMF

Organized by the International Monetary Fund

Full Agenda |Webcast
George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium
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 MC Building, MC2-800
11:15 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

Moderator:
Samuel Z. Stone, Professor of Latin American Economist, Tulane University

Joy the conversation via #digitalfinance

Organized by the World Bank Group

World Bank MC Building, Preston Auditorium
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

Full Report |Blog |Video |Webcast |Transcript |Story
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)
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.
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 MC Building, Preston Auditorium
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
World Bank Press Briefing: Europe and Central Asia Economic Update

IMF HQ2-3-768
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
IMF Seminar: Africa Rising: Building to the Future

Session 3: Scaling Up Public Investment: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Andrew Berg, IMF
  • Christopher Adam, Oxford
  • Eric Werker, Harvard
Chair:
Sanjeev Gupta, IMF

Organized by the International Monetary Fund

Webcast |Full Agenda
TBD
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
IMF Seminar: Fund Surveillance in an Interconnected World

Panelists:

  • Willem Buiter, Global Chief Economist, Citibank
  • Pedro Malan, former Minister of Finance of Brazil
  • Andrew Sheng, President, Fung Global Institute
  • Duvvuri Subbarao, former Governor, Reserve Bank of India
  • Ted Truman, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Moderator:
Tom Keene, Editor-at-large, Bloomberg News



Organized by the International Monetary Fund

Webcast
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, President, Revenue Watch Institute
  • Benno Ndulu, Governor, Central Bank of Tanzania
  • Lant Pritchett, Professor, International Development, Harvard Kennedy School


Organized by the International Monetary Fund

Webcast
George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Book Launch on Causes and Consequences of the Global Financial Crisis

  • Stijn Claessens, Assistant Director, Research Department, IMF
  • Adam Posen, President of the Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Lorenzo Giorgianni, Chief Economist – Emerging Markets Tudor Investment Corporation
  • Dr. Duvvuri Subbarao, served as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India for five years (2008–13)
Moderator:
Robin Harding, US Economics Editor, the Financial Times


Agenda/Bios
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Time Events Venue
8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
IMF Press Briefing: IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde

Transcript |Webcast
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

Webcast
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)
9:45 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
IMF Seminar: Enhancing Emerging Markets’ Resilience

Opening Remarks: David Lipton, FDMD

Organized by the International Monetary Fund

Full agenda
George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium
9:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
IMF Seminar: Enhancing Emerging Markets’ Resilience

Session One – “Normalization in U.S. Monetary Policy and its Implications for Emerging Markets”
  • Agustin Carstens, Bank of Mexico
  • Joyce Chang, JP Morgan
  • Donald Kohn, Brookings Institution
  • David Lipton, International Monetary Fund
  • Raghuram Rajan, Reserve Bank of India
Moderator:
Zanny Minton Beddoes, The Economist

Organized by the International Monetary Fund

Webcast |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
  • Maxwell Mkwezalamba, Chief Minister of Finance, Malawi
  • 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.
Procurement Reform at the World Bank - Update and Implementation

Organized by the World Bank Group
World Bank J Building, J 1-050
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
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
IMF Seminar: Enhancing Emerging Markets’ Resilience

Session Two – “Effects of International Regulatory Reform on Emerging Markets”
  • Gerardo Hernandez Correa, Financial Superintendent, Colombia
  • Matías Rodríguez Inciarte, Banco Santander
  • Charles Taylor, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, USA
  • José Viñals, International Monetary Fund
Moderator:
Douwe Miedema, Reuters, USA

Webcast |Full agenda
George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium
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, Executive Editor and Anchor, PBS

Doors will close 10 minutes before the starting time (2:00 pm). Please arrive at 1:50 pm the latest.


Organized by the International Monetary Fund

Webcast
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. - 4:00 p.m.
IMF Seminar: Enhancing Emerging Markets’ Resilience

Session Three – “Financial Deepening in Emerging Markets”
  • Will Oswald, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Andrew Sheng, Fung Global Institute
  • Rodrigo Vergara, Central Bank of Chile
  • Min Zhu, International Monetary Fund
Moderator:
Gillian Tett, Financial Times

Organized by the International Monetary Fund

Webcast |Full agenda
George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium
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
  • Mahtar Diop, World Bank Vice President for Africa Region
  • Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank
  • Pekka Haavisto, Minister for International Development, Finland
  • H.E. Amara Konneh, Minister of Finance, Republic of Liberia
  • Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary General, United Nations
  • Sarah Cliffe, Special Advisor, East Asia and Pacific, World Bank Group
  • Callisto Madavo, Visiting Professor, Georgetown University

Organized by the World Bank Group
World Bank J Building, J 1-050
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
New Paths for Development Finance

  • Mansur Muhtar, Co-Chair of the UN Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing
  • Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway
  • Solange Berstein, Former Superintendent of Pensions, Chile
  • Darrin Pickett, Portfolio Manager, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
  • Geoffrey Lamb, Chief Economic and Policy Advisor, Gates Foundation
  • Rachel Kyte, Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank Group
  • Gavin Wilson, CEO, IFC-Asset Management Company
  • Kazuki Kitaoka, Head of Strategic Planning, United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Moderator:
Mahmoud Mohieldin, President's Special Envoy, World Bank

Organized by the World Bank Group
World Bank MC Building, MC2-800
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
IMF Seminar: Enhancing Emerging Markets’ Resilience



Concluding Session Four – “Enhancing Global Safety Nets to Strengthen Buffers in Emerging Markets”


Panelists:
  • Liaquat Ahamed, Investment Manager
  • Yi Gang, Deputy Governor People’s Bank of China
  • Naoyuki Shinohara, IMF Deputy Managing Director
  • Mateusz Szczurek, Minister of Finance of Poland
Moderator:
Yanqing Yan, China Business News

Organized by the International Monetary Fund

Webcast |Full agenda
George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Years of Living Dangerously - Climate Change Series Premiere
  • Thomas Friedman, Author, Reporter and Columnist
  • Dr. M. Sanjayan, Executive Vice President &; Senior Scientist, Conservation International
  • Rachel Kyte, Vice President of Sustainable Development, World Bank Group

Follow the event using #wblive

Organized by the World Bank Group
World Bank MC Building, Preston Auditorium
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
G-24 Press Briefing

Webcast |Transcript |Communiqué
IMF HQ2-3-768
Friday, April 11, 2014
Time Events Venue
8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
IMF Press Briefing: Asia and Pacific Economic Outlook

Transcript |Webcast
IMF HQ2-3-768
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 #UHC2030

Organized by the World Bank Group
World Bank MC Building, Preston Auditorium
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

Transcript |Webcast
IMF HQ2-3-768
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, Professor of Economics, Columbia University
  • José DeGregorio, Professor of Economics, University of Chile
  • Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics, 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

Webcast
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

Transcript |Webcast
IMF HQ2-3-768
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Emerging Economies: Views from East and South
  • Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director &; Chief Operating Office, World Bank Group
  • Viviana Caro, Minister of Development Planning, Bolivia
  • Santiago Levy, Vice-President for Sectors and Knowledge, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Arsenio Balisacan, Secretary of Socio-Economic Planning, Philippines
  • Hasan Tuluy, World Bank Vice President, Latin America and The Caribbean
  • Axel van Trotsenburg, Vice President, East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank Group
  • Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Chairman of Bank Negara Malaysia
  • 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
Moderator:
Phillip Yin, Business Anchor, CCTV America

Organized by the World Bank Group
World Bank MC Building, MC2-800
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Supporting the Creation of Large African Firms
  • Jean Philippe Prosper, VP, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, IFC
  • Hubert Danso, Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman, Africa Investor
  • Dorothé Cossi Sossa, Secrétaire Permenent de l’OHADA
  • Admassu Tadesse, President & CEO, PTA Bank
  • Villa Kulid, Director General, Norad

Follow the conversation #AfricaInvestor

Organized by the World Bank Group
World Bank J Building, J B1-080
12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.
G-20 Family Photograph

**TV pool / limited space for photographers**
IMF HQ2 Atrium
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
IMF Press Briefing: Western Hemisphere Regional Economic Outlook

Webcast |Transcript
IMF HQ2-3-768
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
China: A New Approach to Efficient, Inclusive, Sustainable Urbanization

This roundtable discussion will focus on the findings and recommendations of the newly released study Urban China: Towards Efficient, Inclusive, and Sustainable Urbanization and share important lessons for other countries struggling to deal with the challenges of urbanization.


Introductory Remarks: Zou Jiayi, Director General, International Department, Ministry of Finance

Presentations: Hou Yangzhou, Director General of the Development Research Center (DRC) of China’s State Council and Klaus Rohland, World Bank Country Director for China

Moderator: Axel van Trotsenburg, Regional Vice President, East Asia and Pacific


Urban China is a joint study by the DRC and the World Bank Group. The DRC is one of China’s leading policy research institutions. Founded in the early 1980s, DRC provides strategic advice to the Government on China's economic and social development, and its reforms process. DRC has also partnered with the World Bank on China 2030: Building a Modern, Harmonious, and Creative Society.


Follow the event here or on Twitter by using #UrbanChina

Organized by the World Bank Group
World Bank MC Building, MC 4-800
1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
G-20 Press Briefing

Webcast |Communiqué
George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Migration and Remittances as Drivers of Global Development
  • Speaker: Dilip Ratha, Migration and Remittances Team, Development Prospects Group
  • Chair: Andrew Burns, Acting Director, Development Prospects Group


Organized by the World Bank Group
World Bank J Building, J 1-050
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Sanitation and Water for all 2014 High Level Meeting
  • Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF
  • H.E. John Kufuor, Chair, Sanitation and Water for all parternership
  • Shantayanan Devarajan, Chief Economist, World Bank’s Middle East and North African Region
  • Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations
  • Sufian Ahmed, Minister, Finance and Economic Development, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • Judi W. Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Republic of Kenya

Follow the event with #HLM2014

Organized by the World Bank Group
IFC Building, IFC Auditorium
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ending Poverty: How Should the World Bank Group Measure its Contribution?

Organized by the World Bank Group
World Bank J Building, J 1-050
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
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Increase Agricultural Productivity in Africa Today!
  • Mahtar Diop, World Bank Vice President for Africa Region
  • Florence Kondylis, World Bank Senior Economist
  • Maria Jones, World Bank Economist
  • Luc Christiaensen, World Bank, Senior Economist
  • Michael O’Sullivan, World Bank Economist


Organized by the World Bank Group
World Bank J Building, J 1-050
9:45 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
IMFC Family Photograph

**TV pool / limited space for photographers**
IMF HQ2 Atrium
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Plenary
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 1
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
IMF Press Briefing: African Finance Ministers

Webcast
IMF HQ2-3-768
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
State of the Africa Region
  • Mahtar Diop, World Bank Vice President for Africa Region
  • Francisco Ferreira, Chief Economist, Africa, World Bank Group
  • Daniel Kablan Duncan, Prime Minister, Cote d’Ivoire


Organized by the World Bank Group
World Bank J Building, J B1-080
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Press Briefing: IMFC Chair Tharman Shanmugaratnam and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde

Webcast |Transcript |Communiqué
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
IMF Seminar: Arab Economic Transformation Amid Political Transition

  • Nizar Baraka, President of the Economic, Social, and Environmental Council, Morocco
  • Hakim Ben Hammouda, Minister of Finance, Tunisia
  • Erik Berglöf, Chief Economist and Special Adviser to the President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Hany Dimian, Minister of Finance, Egypt
  • Mahmood El-Gamal, Professor for Economics at Rice University
  • Homi Kharas, Deputy Director for Global Economy and Development at Brookings
Moderator:
Masood Ahmed, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF

Organized by the International Monetary Fund

Webcast |Agenda
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, Professor of the Social Sciences, Northwestern University
  • Madeleine Albright, Chair, Albright Stonebridge, Albright Capital Management, Former U.S. Secretary of State
  • Andrew McAfee, Associate Director, MIT Sloan School of Management, MIT
  • Peter Ho, Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic Futures, Former Head of Civil Service in Singapore
  • John Lipsky, Distinguished Visiting Scholar, John Hopkins University, former IMF FDMD
Moderator:
Ali Velshi, Al Jazeera

This event is being recorded for broadcast. The doors will close 15 minutes before the starting time (3:45 p.m.) Please arrive before 3:30 p.m.
No cameras nor flash photography is permitted.


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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

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IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Time Events Venue
9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
IMF Seminar: Monetary Policy in the New Normal

Welcome by José Viñals, Financial Counsellor and Director of the IMF's Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Opening Remarks: Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF



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George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium
9:20 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
IMF Seminar: Monetary Policy in the New Normal

Session 1: Can (or should) central banks remain fully independent despite a wider mandate and considerable fiscal pressure?

Introduction:
Jaime Caruana, Bank for International Settlements

Speakers:
  • John Taylor, Stanford University
  • Takatoshi Ito, University of Tokyo
  • Charles Calomiris, Columbia University


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George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium
11:05 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
IMF Seminar: Monetary Policy in the New Normal

Session 2: Must small open economies and emerging market economies use capital flow management measures or FX interventions to retain monetary policy independence?

Introduction:
Alexandre Tombini, Central Bank of Brazil

Speakers:
  • Marek Belka, National Bank of Poland
  • Karnit Flug, Bank of Israel
  • Kristin Forbes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
IMF Seminar: Monetary Policy in the New Normal

Session 3: Should monetary policy have a financial stability target or lean against the wind?

Introduction:
Thomas Jordan, Swiss National Bank

Speakers:
  • Adair Turner, Institute for New Economic Thinking
  • Jeremy Stein, Federal Reserve Board
  • Axel Weber, UBS
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George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium
3:20 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
IMF Seminar: Monetary Policy in the New Normal

Session 4: Should central banks continue to target longer-term bond yields in normal times?

Introduction:
Benoît Coeuré, European Central Bank

Speakers:
  • Adam Posen, Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Brian Sack, D.E. Shaw Group
  • Paul Tucker, Harvard University

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George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium
4:50 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
IMF Seminar: Monetary Policy in the New Normal

Closing Remarks—David Lipton

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George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium