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Transformation of the MDBs: Taking Stock and Looking Forward

December 14, 2023

We have seen unprecedented discussion and debate this year about multilateral development bank (MDB) reform: how they will meet urgent climate as well as poverty challenges; how they can better engage with countries, the private sector and each other; and how much their financial capacity needs to be expanded. Success is by no means assured, but we may well be on the threshold of the most significant transformation of MDB models since their creation in the middle of the last century.

Please join us for this virtual event featuring a panel discussion moderated by CGD President Masood Ahmed. After the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in Marrakech and COP 28, this is a good time to take stock, assess how the agenda has evolved this year, and to look forward to decisions and actions needed next year.


  • Ani Dasgupta, President & CEO, World Resources Institute
  • Gargee Ghosh, President, Global Policy & Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Alexia Latortue, Assistant Secretary for International Trade and Development, U.S. Department of The Treasury

Masood Ahmed, President, Center for Global Development