In this flagship podcast from the World Bank Group, we’ll take you on a journey around the world of international development. Everyday World Bank researchers and staffers are working to address the biggest international problems – everything from poverty to climate change, education to nutrition, and a whole lot more. Through conversations focused on revealing the latest data, the best research, and the solutions making the world a better place, let us introduce you to the folks working to make the world a better place.
Highlights from the 2022 World Bank Group-IMF Annual Meetings: Navigating an Uncertain World
This year’s World Bank Group-IMF Annual Meetings took place against the backdrop of a series of overlapping crises. The impact of COVID, climate change and conflict were the focus for delegates who gathered in Washington DC. This special edition of The Development Podcast features some of the key discussions.
From Coal to Clean Energy: Protecting People Through the Transition
How can we put people and communities at the center of the transition away from coal? In this episode of The Development Podcast, we hear about the challenges and opportunities with Elizabeth Ruppert Bulmer, Lead Economist with the Social Protection & Jobs Global Practice and Rachel Perks, Senior Mining Specialist with the Energy & Extractives Global Practice, both at the World Bank. We also hear from new solar panel owners in rural India, and from Reema Nanavaty, director of India’s Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA).
What Does Stagflation Mean for the Global Economy?
What happens when global growth slows, and inflation rises? On the latest episode of The Development Podcast, we explain why stagflation matters, where we’ve seen it before, and what governments can do to temper it. World Bank forecasting expert Franziska Ohnsorge, and debt expert Marcello Estevão give the big picture, while Mexican economist Enrique Cárdenas explains what it felt like to experience stagflation during the so-called “lost decade” of the 1980s.
Why Is the World Facing a Food Crisis? And Why Are Prices Climbing So High?
Why is the world facing a food crisis and what is being done to address this urgent issue? The war in Ukraine has disrupted food supply for an incomparable number of people. Prices are soaring, exports have collapsed, and ports have been cut off. What does that translate to in terms of actual numbers of people suffering from hunger? Listen to this episode of The Development Podcast. We’re talking about food security, the impact of the war in Ukraine, and how people are coping with a supply chain crunch.
Human Capital at the Crossroads: Reversing the Losses, Reclaiming our Future | Highlights from the WBG-IMF Spring Meetings 2022
During the 2022 World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings, leaders, innovators and change-makers shared how investments in human capital can not only change lives for individuals, but also create more inclusive and equitable societies. Listen to the Spring Meetings highlights in a special series of The Development Podcast.
Preserving Open Trade: Subsidies, Geopolitics, and International Cooperation | Highlights from the WBG-IMF Spring Meetings 2022
During the 2022 World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings, the heads of the four key global economic policy institutions—the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO)—discussed the importance of trade and global cooperation for overcoming current challenges and implications of subsidies for markets and poor countries. Listen to the Spring Meetings highlights in a special series of The Development Podcast.