World Bank President Jim Yong Kim addressed the press during his opening press conference at the 2013 Spring Meetings.
The global economy can move beyond an uneven recovery to achieve "full-speed" if countries take customized action on a range of policy fronts, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde told reporters at her opening press conference.
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Each Spring, thousands of government officials, journalists, civil society organizations, and invited participants from the academia and private sectors, gather in Washington DC for the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF. At the heart of the gathering are meetings of the joint World Bank-IMF Development Committee and the IMF's International Monetary and Financial Committee, which discuss progress on the work of the World Bank and the IMF. Also featured are seminars, regional briefings, press conferences, and many other events focused on the global economy, international development, and the world's financial markets.
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