Frontier Africa Reports

Economic Recovery: Toward a Green, Resilient, and Inclusive Future

The lingering pandemic has dealt the global economy an unprecedented shock, and the recovery is likely to be slow and uneven. Disadvantages and inequalities have been amplified, with harm falling hardest on poorer people, firms, and countries which face obstacles to financial resources and networks. What is needed to support a faster and deeper economic recovery that lays a foundation for a more sustainable and inclusive global economic system?

The event Economic Recovery: Toward a Green, Resilient, and Inclusive Future will focus on economic recovery through three broad lenses:

  • Sustainability: How can we make this a green recovery and rebuild economic systems to better use resources and create a climate-friendly future?
  • Resilience and Innovation: How can firms reinvent themselves to create more jobs, and how can governments find new ways to transform the crisis into an opportunity for growth? How can youth avoid the risk of a “lost generation”?
  • Inclusion: How can policy makers ensure that everyone benefits from the recovery and inequality is not worsened? This includes attention to the ways the pandemic has disproportionately affected women and girls.



  • - David R. Malpass, President, World Bank Group
  • - Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund @IMF?
  • - Janet Yellen, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury @U.S. Department of the Treasury?
  • - Karim El Aynaoui, President, @Policy Center for the New South?
  • - Swietenia Puspa Lestari, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Divers Clean Action
  • - Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, Arab Republic of Egypt
  • - Sola David-Borha, Chief Executive for Africa Regions, @Standard Bank Group?
  • - Ajaita Shah, Founder/CEO of Frontier Markets and the President of Frontier Innovations Foundation
  • - Lindsay Coates, BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative, Managing Director @BRAC World?
  • - Gonzalo Hernandez Licona, Director of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network
  • - Vongsey Vissoth, Cambodia’s Permanent Secretary of State
  • - Melinda Gates, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation @GatesFoundation?
  • - Somi Kakoma, 2021 Grammy-nominated Vocalist, Composer, and Writer @somimusic?