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A Conversation with IDB President Ilan Goldfajn


Ilan Goldfajn, President, Inter-American Development Bank


Amanda Glassman, Executive Vice President, CEO of CGD Europe, and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Nancy Lee, Director, Sustainable Development Finance and Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development

Liliana Rojas-Suarez, Director, Latin American Initiative and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

This event was hosted in-person at CGD’s DC office: 2055 L St NW, 5th floor, Washington, DC 20036

The multilateral development banks are in the spotlight as countries struggle to address multiple crises, setbacks in poverty reduction, and global climate and health challenges. Shareholders and the broader international community are calling for a system-wide reform of MDBs to help them assist countries in tackling these challenges.

Ilan Goldfajn was elected president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in November 2022, as Latin America grappled with low growth and serious social strains, pressures which have continued. He brings extensive public finance and private sector experience to the position. Amanda Glassman, Liliana Rojas-Suarez, and Nancy Lee from the Center for Global Development will engage with President Goldfajn to discuss his vision for the IDB and its role in addressing the challenges confronting Latin America and the Caribbean.

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