The World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings Human Capital Flagship provided a platform for unparalleled global influencer voices highlighting how integrated, high-impact investments across health, nutrition, education, skills and social protection can transform the life trajectory for young people living in poverty and put countries on stronger paths toward inclusive, sustainable growth and resilience. The panelists made the case that investments today--in vulnerable adolescents in particular--can serve as a force multiplier, accelerating progress across a range of development challenges. The discussion highlighted critical investments needed in adolescents and draw broader lessons for countries to realize the promise of inclusive economic growth.


  • Nazira Abdula, Minister of Health, Mozambique
  • Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Global Affairs, Canada
  • Melinda Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Claver Gatete, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda
  • Saba Ismail, Founder, Aware Girls, Pakistan
  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group

Moderator: Julie Gichuru, TV Host, Africa Leadership Dialogues