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Overcoming Debt, Generating Growth | World Bank Group-IMF 2023 Spring Meetings

Rising interest rates and slowing global growth are tipping a growing number of countries into debt crises. Yet global initiatives to help countries overcome these vulnerabilities have proved insufficient. Debt transparency remains inadequate. These vulnerabilities are making it harder for many developing economies to recover from the setbacks of the past three years. This event aims to explore what they can do to avoid debt crises and generate growth at a time when public-debt levels are at 50-year highs. It will bring together academic experts, policymakers from developing economies, and private-sector representatives to discuss potential solutions. Learn more: #ReshapingDevelopment


  • David R. Malpass, President of the World Bank Group
  • Tina Vandersteel, Head of Emerging Country Debt, GMO
  • Raghuram Rajan, Professor of Finance, University of Chicago's Booth School
  • Ahmed Shide, Minister of Finance, Ethiopia
  • Nigel Clarke, Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Jamaica
  • Host: Paul Blake, External Affairs Officer, World Bank Group

ABOUT THE SPRING MEETINGS The World Bank Group - IMF Spring Meetings present a unique opportunity for all to join central bankers, ministers, private sector executives, civil society representatives, youth leaders, academics, and others to discuss the most pressing challenges facing our world today and how we can best respond to these to promote growth, equity, and prosperity for all. Learn more: #WBGIMFmeetings