Human Capital at the Crossroads: Reversing the Losses, Reclaiming our Future | WBG Spring Meetings

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Putting people first through investing in human capital – the knowledge, skills, and health that people need to achieve their potential – is critical for sustainable, inclusive growth and poverty reduction. The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic threaten to leave generations behind and exacerbate inequalities. Health impacts, setbacks to nutrition, the early years and learning, job losses and expanding gender gaps must be addressed with urgency. Countries have stepped up in innovative ways to put people first through building, protecting, and utilizing human capital – with support from the World Bank and partners. However – ambition, innovation, and sustained support are needed to recover human capital losses and strengthen recovery. Investing in people consistently and providing opportunities for all to achieve their potential can yield economic dividends – and help bring greater stability in a challenging global context. More information:

🗣️ Speakers:
– David R. Malpass, President, World Bank Group
– Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of United Republic of Tanzania
– Mari Pangestu, Managing Director, Development Policy and Partnerships, World Bank
– Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General
– Malala Yousafzai, Co-Founder of Malala Fund
– Sania Nishtar, Senator, Pakistan
– Gustavo Béliz, Secretary of Strategic Affairs, Argentina
– Morena Makhoana, CEO, BIOVAC
– Zeena Majali, Co-Founder, Crystel
– Beatrice Mahuru, Founder & CEO, GLaD Ltd and B&WE Ltd
– Iffath Sharif, Human Capital Project Manager, World Bank
– Charles Dalton, Senior Health Specialist, IFC

📑 Agenda
00:00 Welcome! WBG Spring Meetings 2022 | Human Capital
03:44 Investing in human capital: The case of Tanzania
19:39 Data in focus: Learning poverty and the impact of the pandemic
21:44 Investing in the early years
45:17 Helping developing countries to protect and invest in their people
48:10 Building resilience from shocks to deliver better human capital outcomes
1:01:09 Young voices: How things can be improved to achieve their potential
1:03:38 Building skills and leveraging technology to create jobs and opportunities
1:12:34 Social media conversation and poll results
1:16:04 Live Q&A: How to support a stronger inclusive growth
1:30:12 Closure | Thanks for watching the WBG Spring Meetings 2022

💬 Closed captions and video interpretations in:

ℹ️ ABOUT WBG SPRING MEETINGS 2022: Preparing for future crises and strengthening international cooperation are essential to deliver a resilient recovery and a better future for those most in need. At these Spring Meetings, the World Bank Group will convene leaders, experts and activists to discuss the impact of these global shocks on the most vulnerable communities.

ABOUT THE WORLD BANK GROUP The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for low-income countries. Its five institutions share a commitment to reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development.


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