Posted by: africanpressorganization | 6 October 2010

World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings 2010





World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings 2010



WASHINGTON, October 6, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Watch Live, Comment Live
This week, Finance Ministers from around the world will gather in Washington, D.C. for the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund. You can watch live and comment on Africa events below, follow our Twitter feed, join the conversation on Facebook and read posts on the Annual Meetings blog. For social media in French, follow @BM_Afrique on Twitter and on like us on Facebook.

Schedule of Africa events:

Eliminating the Budget Execution Deficit (African Governments Financing Development)
Thursday, October 7 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET
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Can Africa Trade with Africa?
Frday, October 8 – 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
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For more information, including panelist information, visit:

Other resources:
Official Website
Schedule of Events
Request for Media Accreditation

Other news from World Bank Africa:
Nigeria Transforms Statistics Bureau to Provide Reliable Economic Data
Nigeria reformed its National Bureau of Statistics from a decaying institution into one that provides reliable economic surveys.
For more on how IDA meets Africa’s investment needs, watch this video.

Delivering Aid Differently – The New Reality of Aid by Wolfgang Fengler, World Bank lead economist in Kenya
Despite disputes and convulsions, the core of the aid industry has changed little over the past few decades. Now the new pressures on the aid systems may be too strong to resist fundamental change.

On the riots in Mozambique: Are subsidies the solution? by Antonio Nucifora, World Bank Senior Economist
The recent riots in Maputo were triggered by increases in the cost of living, and they raised concerns of a possible repeat of the 2008 food and fuel price crisis around the world.


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