The World Bank in East Asia and the Pacific: accomplishments, prospects and challenges

Crawford School of Public Policy | ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

Event details

Public Lecture

Date & time

Thursday 14 February 2019
5.30pm–7.00pm

Venue

Brindabella Theatre, Level 2, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU

Speaker

Victoria Kwakwa

Contacts

Crawford Engagement Team

The developing countries of East Asia have seen more rapid growth over the past two decades than other developing regions around the world, and at the same time, poverty levels have been decreasing. But there is rising uncertainty for this growth outlook and, increasingly, the impacts of climate change are being felt across East Asia and the Pacific.

What are the implications for government policy decisions and how is the World Bank engaging with these countries to navigate this changing world? Join us for an informal discussion with Ms Victoria Kwakwa, the World Bank’s Vice President for East Asia and the Pacific, to discuss these questions and more.

Victoria Kwakwa, Vice President, East Asia and Pacific

Ms Victoria Kwakwa assumed the role of Vice President for East Asia and Pacific on April 15, 2016. She oversees a portfolio of more than $32 billion in loans, grants, credits, and trust funds across 23 countries.

Ms. Kwakwa leads the World Bank’s strategy in East Asia Pacific which focuses on five priority areas: inclusion and empowerment; jobs and private sector-led growth, governance and institutions, infrastructure and urbanisation, climate change and disaster risk management. The Region also focuses on the cross-cutting themes of gender, fragility and conflict and poverty analytics.

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