Beijing, October 6, 2017
The Belt & Road (B&R) Initiative is an ambitious project that aims to improve transport infrastructure, lower trade barriers, deepen financial cooperation and build stronger people-to-people bonds across Asia, Europe and beyond. What are the implications of the Belt and Road Initiative on trade, investment and economic growth? How can the Initiative support development strategies for countries in the region? What are its risks and what sets of policies and institutions can mitigate them?
On Thursday, October 12th, policy makers from across Europe and Asia will join World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim for a flagship event that examines the Belt and Road Initiative’s challenges and opportunities.