Founded in 1960, the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS) is a government-affiliated high-caliber think tank dedicated to counseling government decision-making by conducting policy-relevant studies in international relations and China’s diplomacy. SIIS also aims to help bolster mutual understanding between China and international community by maintaining intensive and extensive exchanges and cooperation with think tanks, research organizations and institutions of higher education in China and around the world. For years, SIIS has been ranked as one of the most influential think tanks in international studies and foreign policy in China.
A Larger World Bank Group for a More Integrated Sustainable Development Agenda: Constraints and the Way OutMay 23, 2023
Background Memo: Prepared for Council of Councils Annual Conference, May 7–9, 2023, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, NY The 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development called on multilateral development banks (MDBs) to undergo a paradigm shift to play a critical role in mobilizing the private sector for global development. In this context, the World Bank achieved a historic capital increase in 2018 for its International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), which serves middle-income countries, and its International Finance Corporation (IFC), which serves the private sector. The World Bank [...]