This Edition This publication is the result of the sixth edition of the Babacar Annual Lecture. Held alongside the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings on 14 October 2022 in Washington DC, USA, this edition was themed Africa and the Global World in a Turbulent Global Financial Architecture. The keynote speaker was Honourable Ms. Mia Amor Mottley, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Barbados. The lecture was held at a time of heightened geoplitical tensions, which could have significant implications for global trading and financial systems with far-reaching impact for African and Caribbean countries and, more generally, for developing economies. It provided the opportunity to reflect on the contours of the global financial architecture that could emerge from the turbulent global economic environment to meet the challenges of the 21st century and foster a more inclusive process of globalisation that works better for African and Caribbean countries.