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The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in the MDB System: Reflections from the First Three Years

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am ET


Jin Liqun, President, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank


Masood Ahmed, President, Center for Global Development


Please join CGD president Masood Ahmed in conversation with Jin Liqun, the founding president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Earlier this summer, the AIIB reached the milestone of 100 members, making it the second largest multilateral development bank (MDB) by membership after the World Bank. As the institution approaches its fourth anniversary, the bank’s management and shareholders are seeking to shape institutional strategy in ways that meet the needs of its core infrastructure agenda and broader development objectives. Now a well-accepted member of the MDB “system”, the AIIB confronts many longstanding MDB challenges. What is the appropriate role for the bank in middle- and upper-middle-income countries? What does MDB cooperation look like, and is there a meaningful division of labor that could prevail within the system? How can the AIIB work effectively with other sources of development finance, including bilateral donors and the private sector?

Having led the AIIB through its early successes, President Jin is well positioned to take stock of bank’s first three years and address the challenges ahead. We hope you will join us for this important conversation.

Coffee and a light breakfast will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m.

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