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Boosting MDBs’ Role and Capacity in Development Finance

2055 L St NW, Washington, DC 20036

October 11, 2022 1:30 pm

In July, the G20 published the report it had commissioned from an independent panel of experts to assess MDB capital adequacy. The report's recommendations, if implemented, would support a major increase in collective MDB lending, likely reaching hundreds of billions of dollars over time. The report spells out how this expansion in lending can be achieved while...
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Global Challenges Require Global Solutions: Transforming the MDB System

2055 L St NW, Washington, DC 20036

October 17, 2021 10:00 am

How can we rethink the World Bank and other MDBs to tackle the new, global challenges facing us today? This event marks the beginning of a new program of work from CGD on the next evolution of the MDBs—their evolving mandate to provide global public goods. Throughout the project CGD will consult key experts and...
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Secretary Yellen to Deliver Remarks on International Development and Evolving the Multilateral Development Banks

2055 L St NW, Washington, DC 20036

October 6, 2022 4:00 pm

WASHINGTON — On Thursday, October 6, Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen delivered remarks in Washington on key challenges facing the global economy—including shocks from COVID-19 and Putin’s illegal war against Ukraine—and their acute impact on developing countries and relationship with longer-term development trends. Secretary Yellen outlined ideas for how the multilateral development banks...
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Multilateral Development Banks’ Capital Adequacy Frameworks: Options for Reform?


September 15, 2022 9:00 am

In 2021, G20 members created an independent panel to evaluate whether MDB shareholder capital is being used efficiently and to understand whether MDBs can lend more without threatening their long-term financial integrity. As well as discussing the recommendations of the report and framing the emerging issues and priorities, this webinar will explore several related questions.
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Multilateral Development Banks’ Capital Adequacy Frameworks: options for reform?


September 15, 2022 2:00 pm

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The Response of International and Regional Financial Institutions to COVID 19

The COVID-19 crisis has brought the global economy to its knees, by its intensity, scale, and far-reaching impacts. his webinar aims to assess the impact of the international response to COVID 19.