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Podcast: How can we make development finance work for everyone?


April 30, 2024

The question of how multilateral development banks need to reform themselves so they are fit to face today’s global challenges was again high on the agenda at the recent World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C. These debates and recommendations for reform can be technical and complex, but what do the people these financial institutions were set up to serve think about what changes are needed? This episode, which was recorded from the sidelines of the Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C., considers whether development finance is really reaching those who need it most. We ask how we can harness recent trends and technological advances so they work for – rather than against – the most vulnerable. Guests

Sara Pantuliano (host), Chief Executive, ODI

Liesbet Steer, President and CEO of the Education Development Center & Chair of the ODI North America Board

Andrew Herscowitz, Executive Director, ODI North America

Sheila Warren, CEO, Crypto Council for Innovation and ODI North America Board Member

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