Ideas to Action:

Independent research for global prosperity


Chris Lane was a leader, change manager, and spokesperson at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during 1994-2020.

While at the IMF he deepened IMF engagement in low-income countries  and fragile and conflict-affected states through changes to IMF lending and staffing policies; as IMF Special Representative to the United Nations he strengthened IMF engagement with the United Nations system particularly in relation to the Financing for Development (FfD) agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals; he created a debt relief mechanism for countries experiencing public health disasters, e.g. Ebola virus which delivered debt relief in 2014-15 to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone; he also delivered comprehensive debt relief to Liberia via an IMF-supported program during 2008–10.

Lane has also researched health financing issues for the World Health Organization, the World Bank, DFID, and the Brookings Institution particularly in relation to financing health millennium development goals. Lane holds a masters degree in economics from the University of Warwick, UK and a bachelors degree in economics and politics from the University of Bristol, UK.

Show Non-CGD Publications

Media Contact

Eva Grant