The Development Podcast

By World Bank Group

Give us 20 minutes, and we’ll take you on a journey around the world of international development in this flagship podcast from the World Bank Group. Everyday World Bank researchers and staffers are working to address the biggest international problems – everything from poverty to climate change, education to nutrition, and a whole lot more. Through conversations focused on revealing the latest data, the best research, and the solutions making the world a better place, let hosts Paul Blake and Raka Banerjee introduce you to the folks working to make the world a better place.

  1. 1.
    'We’re learning that development is very fragile‘ - Expert roundtable on the COVID-19 response successes and challenges
    45:15
  2. 2.
    End of Year Special: The World Bank Group’s President and IFC Interim Managing Director reflect on the impact of COVID-19 in 2020, and the opportunities for recovery in 2021
    35:22
  3. 3.
    ‘This is a once in a century, global – truly global – crisis’ – A health check on the global economy with the World Bank’s Chief Economist and President
    1:01:19
  4. 4.
    ‘The Pandemic is Not Gender Neutral’ – How COVID-19 is Uniquely Threatening Women and Girls
    18:34
  5. 5.
    ‘A way to give developing countries more resources in a time when they need it most’ – Helping poor countries suspend their debt service payments during COVID-19
    18:27
  6. 6.
    ‘They rely on those remittances and without it, how can they live?’ – COVID projected to slash key lifeline for families in the developing world
    22:05
  7. 7.
    ‘Locking down an economy creates insolvency’ – The coronavirus’ impact on companies and jobs
    20:11
  8. 8.
    Crisis alongside crisis: Locust swarms threaten the food security and livelihoods of millions, while COVID-19 complicates response efforts
    25:23

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