The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) in Accra, Ghana, the Center for Global Development (CGD) in Washington DC, and the African School of Economics (ASE) in Cotonou, Benin, hosted a special event ‘Who Will Lead the African Development Bank?’ with candidates for the presidency of the African Development Bank on Thursday, April 16th 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., in Washington, DC.
The event was a public forum for seven of eight candidate to share their visions for this vital institution and face questions from expert audiences across continents. The session was moderated by Rajesh Mirchandani, former BBC anchor and now CGD senior director of communications and policy outreach. The discussion focused on key issues for the future of the institution, such as governance, portfolio, and modernization of the bank.
The event was webcast live around the world, with co-hosted events in Ghana and Benin.