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Sri Mulyani Indrawati
Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, World Bank
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
Against the backdrop of uncertainties in the global economy and weakening growth in many developing countries, the World Bank Group approaches its annual meetings in Lima, Peru. In a year of renewed ambition on development goals and development financing globally, reflected in major agenda setting conferences in Addis Ababa, New York, and Paris we ask how much will the World Bank lead on these agendas, and how much do the agendas themselves matter to the bank's own clients? Is the World Bank adapting quickly and effectively enough to meet client demands and global needs? What does the move to create new multilateral institutions by many of the World Bank's own shareholders mean for the bank's role as anchor and partner in the multilateral system?
At a particularly important moment for the institution, Sri Mulyani Indrawati is well placed to speak directly to all of these issues. Having served for over five years as the World Bank's managing director and chief operations officer, and prior to that as finance minister for one of the bank's major clients, Ms. Indrawati brings a unique and compelling perspective to the question of the World Bank's future.
Please join us for what promises to be an engaging and provocative conversation. The event will include prepared remarks by Ms. Indrawati followed by a discussion.