WORLD BANK / MALPASS PRESSER

11-Apr-2019 00:02:56
World Bank Group President David Malpass addressed the press about the Bank’s continued effort to fight extreme poverty during the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund 2019 Spring Meetings. World Bank
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STORY: WORLD BANK / MALPASS PRESSER
TRT: 2:56
SOURCE: WORLD BANK
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 11 APRIL 2019, WASHINGTON, DC
SHOTLIST
1. Various shots, David Malpass walking to the podium
2. SOUNDBITE (English) David Malpass, World Bank Group President:
“Our mission is clear and important. The Bank’s role is particularly important in poorer countries, where the global economic slowdown that began last year hits people the hardest.”
3. Wide shot, photographers taking photos, and people standing.
4. Close up, David Malpass speaking
5. SOUNDBITE (English) David Malpass, World Bank Group President:
“On current trends, per capita income and growth in sub-Saharan Africa as a whole, is now projected to stay below 1 percent until at least 2021, which elevates the risk of a further concentration of extreme poverty on the continent.”
6. Wide shot, people seating with laptops, and media with camera against back wall.
7. SOUNDBITE (English) David Malpass, World Bank Group President:
“Gross and median income will also be weak.”
8. Close up, David Malpass speaking.
9. SOUNDBITE (English) David Malpass, World Bank Group President:
“This fact is extremely troubling because it jeopardizes the World Bank primary goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030. Globally extreme poverty has dropped to 700 million at the last count, that’s down from much higher levels in the 1990’s and 2000’s. but, the number of people living in extreme poverty is on the rise in sub-Saharan Africa. By 2030, nearly 9 in 10 extremely poor people will be Africans, half of the world poor will be living in fragile and conflict affected settings.
10. Close up, man writing and photographer with camera seating in crowd.
11. SOUNDBITE (English) David Malpass, World Bank Group President:
“This calls for urgent action by countries themselves and by the global community.”
12. Close up, David Malpass speaking
13. wide shot, back of crowd with view of podium
14. Close up, David Malpass answering questions
15. SOUNDBITE (English) David Malpass, World Bank Group President:
“One of my key goals at the World Bank is to see us achieve breakthroughs where countries that either have a high amount of extreme poverty or too little shared prosperity can do much better as part of an effort by the World Bank. So that’s one of the thigs I’ll be focusing on.
16. Close up, man in crowd, listening.
17. Close up, David Malpass speaking
18. SOUNDBITE (English) David Malpass, World Bank Group President:
“One of the key things in getting good growth in countries is full inclusion of women in the economy. This is a huge resource. It’s particularly apparent in Africa, and that’s something the Bank is working hard on.”
19. Close up, hands writing in notebook.
20. Close up, David Malpass speaking
21. SOUNDBITE (English) David Malpass, World Bank Group President:
“There is a wide range of challenges that the developing countries face, and the World Bank can work every day on to be as effective as possible. And the needs are urgent, as we talk about any of the countries we mentioned today, this is something that I hope progress can be made this year, and next year, even though I know it’s a daunting, such a daunting set of challenges.”
22. Wide shot, briefing room with view of Malpass walking to Podium with World Bank spokesperson David Theis.
23. Med shot, Malpass and Theis taking their seats at podium.
24. Close up, David Malpas and David Theis walking up to podium with photographers taking pictures.
25. Med shot, camera people.
26. Wide shot, front of room with crowd seating with view of podium
STORYLINE
World Bank Group President David Malpass addressed the press about the Bank’s continued effort to fight extreme poverty during the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund 2019 Spring Meetings.

Malpass told reports today (11 Apr) in Washington DC, “our mission is clear and important. The Bank’s role is particularly important in poorer countries, where the global economic slowdown that began last year hits people the hardest.”

He mentioned that one of his key goals as president of the World Bank “is to see us achieve breakthroughs where countries that either have a high amount of extreme poverty or too little shared prosperity can do much better as part of an effort by the World Bank. So that’s one of the thigs I’ll be focusing on.”

He also talked about the importance of women as drivers of economic growth: “One of the key things in getting good growth in countries is full inclusion of women in the economy. This is a huge resource. It’s particularly apparent in Africa, and that’s something the Bank is working hard on.”

Malpass also said, “there is a wide range of challenges that the developing countries face, and the World Bank can work every day on to be as effective as possible. And the needs are urgent, as we talk about any of the countries we mentioned today, this is something that I hope progress can be made this year, and next year, even though I know it’s a daunting, such a daunting set of challenges.”
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