EPSS Lecture: The Role of the World Bank

On 21 October (18.00 – 20.00) the Global Governance Institute (GGI), in cooperation with Vesalius College Brussels, the Institute for European Studies and the Belgian Royal Military Academy will organise the next European Peace & Security Studies (EPSS) Lecture.

The Lecture will focus on the theme of “Facing the Challenges of Global Poverty and Underdevelopment: The Role of the World Bank”.

Venue: Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels (Rome room, floor -1)

Attendance is free, but please register HERE.

For further information, please contact akhatcha@globalgovernace.eu.

The EPSS Lecture will begin at 18.00 and will be followed by a Q&A session and a light reception.



Guggi Laryea, European Civil Society & European Parliament Relations Advisor, External and Corporate Relations, World Bank

Write up:

Mr. Laryea opened his lecture “Facing the Challenges of Global Poverty and Underdevelopment: The Role of the World Bank” with a brief outline of the World Bank’s two new goals: ending extreme poverty (defined as earning $1.9 a day) and boosting shared prosperity by improving the bottom 40% in all member countries. He then discussed the many historical roles of the World Bank, as a development bank, a knowledge bank, and a global bank. He went on to provide an overview of the five institutions that comprise the One World Bank Group: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Development Association, the International Finance Corporation, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. He also discussed the role of the World Bank as an international organization and its categorization as a specialized UN agency, as well as the prominence of the US in World Bank leadership. Laryea finished his lecture with the key challenges that continue to face the World Bank today, including conflict and fragility, climate change, pandemic diseases, and demographic changes, especially the migration crisis.

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