Governing Effectively During Challenging Times | World Bank Group-IMF 2023 Spring Meetings
By Anu Kumar • April 12, 2023 • 1 minute read
This conversation originally took place in Washington, D.C. on April 12, this is a recording of the panel discussion.
Overlapping crises, from COVID-19 and debt to climate change and conflict, are challenging many governments to operate differently, prioritizing the delivery of essential public goods and services to their people while protecting the most vulnerable. However, the capacity of governments is often challenged due to fiscal constraints, climate-related disasters, wars, or lack of legitimacy in the eyes of the population.
Under these circumstances, how can governments meet the most critical needs to protect people? How can the international community support governments in addressing the basic needs of the most vulnerable? What experiences learned from contexts of conflict and fragility can help support the most vulnerable? Watch the replay of this conversation with ministers and global experts on practical approaches to these issues.
Shameran Abed – Executive Director, BRAC International
Pablo Arosemena Marriott – Minister of Economy and Finance, Ecuador
Sergii Marchenko – Minister of Finance of Ukraine
Mirjana Spoljaric Egger – President of the International Committee of the Red Cross
Anna Bjerde – Managing Director of Operations, World Bank Group
Kathleen Hays – Global Economics and Policy Editor, Bloomberg Television and Radio (Host)