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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: The Next Five Years

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am ET



  • Sir Danny Alexander, Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank


  • Gregory T Chin, Professor of Political Economy, York University and Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute (FPI), Johns Hopkins SAIS
  • Yun Sun, Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the East Asia Program and Director of the China Program, Stimson Center


  • Scott Morris, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development and Member, AIIB International Advisory Panel


It is hard to imagine a more auspicious beginning for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Launched just four and a half years ago, the multilateral development bank (MDB) has grown to 102 country members. But as it approaches its fifth anniversary and considers a second term for its president, it is a good time to take stock of the bank.

How has the AIIB used its “honeymoon period” to grow as a development institution? And how is it responding to a global crisis that is challenging all MDBs to stretch their capacity? Looking beyond this crisis, what should we be looking for from the AIIB during its next five years?

To help us answer these questions, this event will feature senior leadership from AIIB as well as a panel of experts on the institution.

If you have questions for our panelists, please submit them to, tweet @CGDev #CGDTalks, or submit your comments via YouTube. 

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Director of the US Development Policy Initiative, Co-Director of Sustainable Development Finance, and Senior Fellow