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Transformation of the MDBs: Taking Stock and Looking Forward
December 05, 2023
Please join us for this virtual event featuring a panel discussion moderated by CGD President Masood Ahmed. After the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in Marrakech and COP 28, this is a good time to take stock, assess how the agenda has evolved this year, and to look forward to decisions and actions n...
Main Takeaways on Debt from the Annual Meetings
November 29, 2023
Sovereign debt issues for emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs) were a predictable subject of many conversations at the World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings in Marrakech. Here are our main takeaways on the state of play and how to make progress to address urgent needs amidst slow-moving pr...
Strengthening Multilateral Development Banks: A Response to Critics
November 22, 2023
Under the Indian Presidency, the G20 tasked N.K. Singh and Larry Summers to convene an independent expert group (IEG) to recommend how to strengthen multilateral development banks and address the shared global challenges of the 21st century (disclosure: we were both part of the Secretariat supportin...
9:00—2:00 PM ET / 14:00—18:45 GMT
9th Annual Birdsall House Conference on Gender Equality
October 25, 2023
Join us for this year's 9th Annual Birdsall House Conference on Gender Equality, where we will shine a spotlight on the theme, "Women on the Rise: Breaking Barriers in International Financial Institutions." This conference promises to be a thought-provoking exploration of the challenges women face, ...
CGD in the News
The World Bank can bring the world’s poor into the clean energy revolution
October 24, 2023
CGD in the News
How reachable is that ideal goal for growth that is both inclusive & green?
October 19, 2023
9:00—6:00 PM Various, see below
Marrakech Economic Festival
October 06, 2023
Alongside the Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, this new festival will host a rich variety of programming, with multiple sessions and book talks held during the week of the Annual Meetings, three of which are co-hosted by CGD.
From MDB Evolution to Transformation: Volume 2 of the IEG Report
October 13, 2023
In fundamental ways, this era differs from the final decades of the last century. Climate change has set many parts of the world on fire and sharply raised risks from underinvestment in mitigation, adaptation and resilience (both climate and health). War on a large scale has returned to Europe, re-e...
The Triple Agenda: A Roadmap for Better, Bolder and Bigger MDBs
October 13, 2023
A world on fire requires the multilateral development banks to be at center stage in creating an effective response and bringing diverse actors to support a shared agenda of transformative development. MDBs have a distinctive comparative advantage in playing a catalytic role in fostering government ...
What We’re Watching at the Annual Meetings
October 05, 2023
Next week, finance ministers and other officials from around the world will descend on Marrakech for the World Bank and IMF annual meetings. Read on for a range of quick reactions from CGD's experts on what will happen next week, and what should happen—and how we get from one to the other.