• Kenneth Ofori-Atta, Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, Republic of Ghana
• Njuguna Ndung'u, Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury & Economic Planning, Republic of Kenya
• Romuald Wadagni, Minister of Economy and Finance, Benin
• Vera Esperança dos Santos Daves De Sousa, Minister of Finance, Angola
• Jay Collins, Vice Chairman of Banking, Capital Markets, and Advisory, Citigroup
• Vera Songwe, Non-resident Fellow, Center for Global Development
This event will be hosted in-person at CGD's DC office: 2055 L St NW, 5th floor, Washington, DC 20036
The shared challenges facing humanity, including climate change and pandemics have only grown more pressing and existential. Given their financial firepower and expertise, many around the world are calling to reform the multilateral development banks (MDBs) to address these global challenges which can and already have setback development outcomes. While the perspectives of African leaders are key in these conversations, voices from the continent have not gotten the attention they deserve. At the sidelines of the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and IMF, a group of African finance ministers and a private sector leader will share their perspectives on what they would like to see from the reform of the World Bank and MDBs.
Refreshments will be provided. For a full list of CGD Spring Meetings events, click here.