#2018WCA Video: Future Drivers for Growth in the Americas

U.S. Treasury Undersecretary David Malpass spoke with the Financial Times' Shawn Donnan and experts from the World Bank and Brazil's Finance Ministry about the next steps for economic growth in the region. 


  • Marcello Estevão, Secretary for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Brazil
  • Philippe Le Houérou, Chief Executive Officer, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group
  • David Malpass, Undersecretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Treasury
  • Shawn Donnan, World Trade Editor, Financial Times (moderator)

In a focused conversation at the 48th Washington Conference on the Americas, panelists discussed motors for regional economic growth in Latin America, including infrastructure spending and good governance reforms. Moderator Shawn Donnan asked the panel about news that Argentine President Mauricio Macri is requesting a credit line from the International Monetary Fund. “We’ll be watching the discussions closely,” said David Malpass, U.S. Treasury undersecretary for international affairs, adding that U.S. President Donald Trump is supportive of Macri and his reform agenda.