On 12th October 2017, QG’s Head of Research, Prof. Mthuli Ncube participated in a panel discussion at the World Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) annual meeting which took place in Washington DC.
The session which was entitled “The World in 2030: Risks and Opportunities for Inclusive Growth for Developing Countries”, opened with remarks from Tao Zhang, Deputy Managing Director, IMF and followed with a key note address from Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard University. The session was expertly moderated by Jonathan D. Ostry, Deputy Director, Research Department, IMF. Featured on the panel was James Manyika, Chairman, McKinsey Global Institute, Carolina Sanchez, Senior Director of the Poverty and Equity Global Practice, World Bank, Gayle Smith, President and CEO, ONE Campaign alongside QG’s Prof. Mthuli Ncube.
The Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the WBG and the IMF bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, parliamentarians, private sector executives, representatives from civil society organizations and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness. Also featured are seminars, regional briefings, press conferences, and many other events focused on the global economy, international development, and the world’s financial system