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CLAAF Congratulates Member Carmen Reinhart on World Bank Appointment

May 21, 2020
Contact: Sean Bartlett Center for Global Development sbartlett@cgdev.org +1.202.821.2947

Eva Grant Center for Global Development egrant@cgdev.org +1.202.416.4027

Liliana Rojas-Suarez, Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development (CGD) and Chair of the Latin American Committee on Macroeconomic and Financial Issues (CLAAF), released the following statement in reaction to Carmen Reinhart’s selection as Chief Economist and Vice President of the World Bank Group. Reinhart is a Member of CLAAF:

“Congratulations to Carmen Reinhart on being appointed as Chief Economist and Vice President of the World Bank Group. As a member of The Latin American Committee on Macroeconomic and Financial Issues (CLAAF), Carmen’s contributions to our meetings and statements have been invaluable over the years. Her passion for understanding the most pressing economic and financial issues of emerging markets and developing countries brought richness and depth to CLAAF discussions and proceedings. Carmen is a world top-scholar widely recognized for her insatiable commitment to 'get the facts right.' At CLAAF we are proud of her and excited and clear-eyed about the challenges she is about to face as she takes her new position at the world’s most difficult time in a century. Carmen’s work and experiences over the last 30 years have greatly prepared her to succeed.”

About CLAAF:

The Center for Global Development (CGD) supports The Latin American Committee on Macroeconomic and Financial Issues (CLAAF). https://claaf.org/information/

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