CGD at the 2024 IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings

On the sidelines of this year's Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank, CGD will host important discussions with leading global development experts, policymakers, representatives from international finance institutions, and more. Sign up to attend our events in person or to tune in virtually.

For questions, please reach out to events@cgdev.org.

Upcoming Events


How to Strengthen Cooperation in a Fragmenting World

April 15, 3:00-4:30pm ET | At CGD and Online

A world of declining cooperation will leave us all poorer, less secure, and in a weaker position to address the challenges of the 21st century. Against this backdrop, a discussion co-hosted by CGD, BWC, and IFF will focus on practical ideas to reinvigorate cooperation in the international financial and development sphere. Featuring Masood Ahmed, CGD; Caroline Atkinson, formerly with Google; Vera Songwe, Liquidity and Sustainability Facility; Zhu Xian, IFF. Moderated by Gillian Tett, Financial Times.

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Improving the Measurement and Disclosure of Private Capital Mobilization by MDBs/DFIs

April 16, 11:00am-12:30pm ET | At CGD and Online

In this event, co-hosted by CGD and Publish What You Fund, key public and private stakeholders will discuss the importance of mobilizing more private capital in emerging markets and developing economies, how MDB approaches need to evolve, and the best ways to disclose, assess, and report on their performance. Nancy Lee, Director of CGD's Sustainable Development Finance program, will moderate the conversation.

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A Fireside Chat with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

April 16, 2:00-3:00pm ET | At CGD and Online

David de Ferranti, author of Reformers in International Development: Five Remarkable Lives, will moderate a conversation with WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her career trajectory, lessons for others working in international development, and her thoughts on the challenges facing international institutions today.

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A Fireside Chat with EIB Group President Nadia Calviño

April 17, 10:30-11:30am ET | At CGD and Online

In the margins of the 2024 World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings and amid an important electoral year for Europe, CGD President Masood Ahmed and CGD Europe Managing Director Mikaela Gavas will host EIB President Nadia Calviño to discuss her approach to the challenges she faces and the new EIB Group strategy recently endorsed by Europe’s 27 finance ministers.

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A Fireside Chat with AIIB President Jin Liqun

April 17, 3:00-4:00pm ET | At CGD and Online

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), established in 2016, has approved investments of more than $50 billion and is pursuing an ambitious reform agenda, especially in climate finance and its engagement with the private sector. During this event, CGD President Masood Ahmed will sit down with Jin Liqun, AIIB’s founding and current president, to take stock of the institution’s progress and discuss its path forward. In particular, they will focus on AIIB’s approach to financing climate change mitigation, mobilizing private finance, and working as a system with its fellow multilateral development banks.

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Mobilizing the Private Sector: How MDBs Can Step Up Their Catalytic Role

April 18, 11:00am-noon ET | At CGD and Online

How can the MDBs effectively mobilize private finance at the necessary scale? CGD President Masood Ahmed will moderate a panel discussion with key public and private leaders to grapple with this question. They will discuss feasible mobilization levels and what must be done to achieve them.

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Navigating Change: Development Cooperation in a Shifting World

April 18, 9:00-10:00am ET | At CGD and Online

What will define the next era for development cooperation? The role, legitimacy, and efficacy of Official Development Assistance (ODA) are under intense scrutiny, and the global architecture for development finance requires a profound rethink. Leading development policymakers will convene at CGD to discuss the implications of the changing landscape for ODA and explore how—and on what—to use it most effectively.

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Introducing the Impact Disclosure Guidance: A Better Approach to SDG Impact Reporting

April 18, 4:00-5:00pm ET | At CGD and Online

Learn about the recent Impact Disclosure Guidance that will help corporations and governments use sound principles of impact measurement and monitoring to attract sustainable pools of capital and to report on development and climate impact. This panel will discuss these new voluntary guidelines and the potential of more robust and transparent impact reporting to mobilize much more private finance at scale. Nancy Lee, Director of CGD's Sustainable Development Finance program, will moderate the conversation.

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Past Events


Combating Inflation and Reigniting Growth in Latin America: Views from Central Bank Governors

April 10, Noon-1:15pm ET | Online

What strategies are central bankers employing to reach their inflation targets amidst these challenges? Are fiscal policies supporting the role of monetary policies? Moreover, does the difficult and polarized political environment aggravate existing challenges? Looking ahead, what insights do they anticipate gaining from the forthcoming IMF Spring Meetings? Join Liliana Rojas-Suarez, Director of CGD's Latin American Initiative and a CGD Senior Fellow, as she moderates this conversation with Governors and Deputy Governors from Colombia, Chile, Mexico, and Peru as they delve into these and other critical issues affecting the region.

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Accelerating the International Response Towards a Lead-Free Future

April 15, 9:30-10:45am ET | Online

USAID Assistant Administrator for Global Health Dr. Atul Gawande will share his perspective on the scope and challenge of global lead poisoning as well as highlight USAID’s commitment to accelerating the international response. A panel discussion will follow on the unprecedented opportunity to end lead poisoning for good and the vital contributions of national governments, bilateral donors, philanthropies, and multilateral institutions. Featuring Indu Bhushan, India Working Group on Lead Poisoning; Valerie Hickey, the World Bank; Emily Oehlsen, Open Philanthropy; and Scott Morris, ADB. Hosted by Rachel Silverman Bonnifield, CGD.

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