2021 World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings: Helping Countries Build a Green and Resilient Recovery

The lingering pandemic has dealt the global economy an unprecedented shock, and the recovery is likely to be slow and uneven. The current crisis is exacerbating inequalities throughout the world and, without access to vaccines, the gap will widen further. Meanwhile, COVID-19 has made clear the need to establish a better way to handle the debt-financing needs of developing economies. And for a sustainable future, solutions are most urgently needed in developing countries, where the investment gap is deepest, and people are most disproportionately impacted by the climate crisis. So, what will it take to shape a resilient recovery that works for people and the planet?

Taking place fully virtually, the 2021 World Bank Group/IMF Spring Meetings centered around "helping countries build a green and resilient recovery." Leaders from government, business, international organizations, and civil society, along with a diverse group of experts, discussed these global challenges and the path ahead to achieve resilient recovery. Speakers included: John Kerry, United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate; Janet Yellen, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury; Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge; Melinda Gates, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF; Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director General, World Trade Organization; Kevin Watkins, Chief Executive, Save the Children; and many more! Learn more: https://live.worldbank.org/spring-meetings-2021-live-blog?cid=ECR_YT_Worldbank_EN_EXT

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