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This event is co-hosted by the Norweigan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and the Center for Global Development, as part of the World Bank 2021 Annual Meetings, and features CGD Board Chair Lawrence H. Summers, CGD President Masood Ahmed, and CGD Executive Vice President Amanda Glassman. More information on participation can be found at this link.
Ahead of the World Bank’s Development Committee meeting, this panel will bring together G20 high level independent panel (HLIP) members, global experts, shareholders, and World Bank management to discuss the role of the World Bank in incentivizing investments and promoting structural reforms to integrate global challenges at the core of a revamped World Bank business model. How can existing commitments to meet global goals be operationalized as part of the World Bank’s Green, Resilient and Inclusive Development (GRID) approach? What is the World Bank’s comparative advantage and where can the Bank create clearer synergies with other multilateral and client country partners? As World Bank Group President Malpass asked, “how does the world help poorer countries make larger investments in global public goods and how should the costs be shared worldwide?” What are the implications for the World Bank’s business model including for concessional financing by the International Development Association (IDA), the GPG Fund, trust funds, FIFs and external providers of concessionality such as the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs)?
Norbert Barthle, Parliamentary State Secretary, German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Lord Nicholas Stern, Professor and Chairman of Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics
Presentation of findings from the report: A Global Deal for Our Pandemic Age
Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Lawrence H. Summers, Co-Chairs, G20 High Level Panel on Financing the Global Commons for Pandemic Preparedness and Response
Andy Baukol, Acting Undersecretary of International Affairs, U.S. Department of Treasury
Naoko Ishii, Executive Vice President and Director of the Center for Global Commons, University of Tokyo
Nancy Lee, Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development
Lene Lind, Executive Director, Nordic-Baltic Countries, World Bank Group
Ed Mountfield, Vice President, Operations Policy and Country Services, World Bank
Jürgen Zattler, Director General, German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Masood Ahmed, President, Center for Global Development
Amanda Glassman, Executive Vice President and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development