President Kaberuka to receive honours at WB/IMF Spring Meetings

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African Bank Group (AfDB) President Donald Kaberuka arrived in Washington, DC amid much fanfare ahead of the World Bank/International Monetary Fund Annual Spring Meetings.

World Bank Group President Jim Kim is set to honour Kaberuka later this week and thank him for his 10 years of service to the AfDB as well as his distinguished career in banking, international trade, development and government service. Kaberuka is currently wrapping up his last year as head of the AfDB. He has served as President of the institution since September 2005.

 As part of the week, Kaberuka will hold high-level discussions with US Government officials, world leaders in economics and finance as well as key representatives from the World Bank and IMF to strategize on issues including the future of economic development in Africa, managing the Ebola crisis and mobilizing domestic resources.

President Kaberuka is also set to deliver the keynote speech at the Brookings Institute on the future of economic development in Africa on Wednesday. He will also speak on Thursday at the Woodrow Wilson Center about the role of African multilateral institutions in trade, investment and development on the continent.

The WB/IMF meetings conclude on Sunday, April 19