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World Bank Panel Explores Ways To Advance Development Financing

World Bank’s “Voices”: Bill Gates talks about ‘game-changers’ in financing development
Donna Barne, corporate writer at the World Bank, reports on a high-level panel discussion at a World Bank meeting on financing development held last week, writing, “The conversation … ranged from how to make development less risky so the private sector will invest, to the need for strong, transparent tax systems and financial inclusion, to how to fund the Sustainable Development Goals and the power of trade to reduce poverty.” The panel included Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chair Bill Gates, U.K. Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening, Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, Ghana Minister for Finance and Economic Planning Seth Terkper, and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim (4/17).