Growth by Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, World Bank Managing Director

Date: 03 June 2011
Location: UCA Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Other languages: Русский язык |
Speaker: Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Managing Director, World Bank
Date: 3 June 2011, 4 PM
Venue: University of Central Asia, 138 Toktogul Street, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 
Conference Room.
 
(The views presented in this lecture are those of the presenter and not necessarily those of the University of Central Asia or any of its staff)

Abstract
This presentation is focused mainly on the challenges of restoring economic growth after the crises of 2010. Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala discusses the possible sources of renewed growth, such as agriculture, mining and international trade. She argues that the Kyrgyz Republic stands at a crossroad of opportunity, with the potential to re-launch economic growth from a platform of transparent institutions and the fight against corruption.
 
Registration
Please RSVP to svetlana.bernikova@ucentralasia.org with your name and affiliation. Please indicate if you require Russian translation.
 
Biography
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is currently a Managing Director of the World in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, South Asia, and Africa. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala has been at the forefront of the Bank’s efforts to help countries hard hit by the food, fuel, and financial crisis. From 2003 to 2006, Dr. Okonjo-Iweala served as Finance Minister of Nigeria and later Foreign Affairs Minister.
 
She chaired the 16th replenishment of the International Development Association (IDA) – the arm of the World Bank which provides over $14 billion grants and interest-free loans annually to the world’s poorest countries.
 
Dr. Okonjo-Iweala was educated at Harvard University and has a PhD in Regional Economics and Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
 
Language
The presentation will be conducted in English. Russian translation will be provided upon prior request.