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The Future of the World Bank Under the Next President

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm


Masood Ahmed, President, Center for Global Development
William R. Rhodes, Advisory Council Member, Bretton Woods Committee


Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Indonesia
Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University; Chairman of the Board, Center for Global Development
Minouche Shafik, Director, London School of Economics and Political Science
Afsaneh Beschloss, Founder and CEO, The Rock Creek Group
Nicholas Stern, IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, London School of Economics and Political Science


Josh Zumbrun, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal


On the sidelines of the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings 2019, the Center for Global Development (CGD) and the Bretton Woods Committee (BWC) will co-host this expert panel to discuss the future of the World Bank under its new president, David Malpass. What should top his agenda? What are the most important and urgent issues in the development landscape and what is the role of the World Bank in addressing these challenges? Join us to hear from this panel of global thought leaders offering recommendations for the future of the multilateral system.

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