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An Ambitious IDA for a Decade of Crisis
July 17, 2023
Low-income countries are in a battle for their lives and livelihoods, but they lack the resources to respond effectively. As the largest single source of development finance for the world’s poorest countries, the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) must be at the center of the s...
IDA and MDB Reform: The Case for Greater Ambition
April 14, 2023
More than ever, low and lower middle-income countries (LICs and LMICs) are in a race against time. Their ambition to deliver prosperous economies for their citizens appears continuously thwarted by different shocks. There is a growing sense of urgency among these economies as it becomes clear that t...
11:00—12:00 PM ET / 4:00-5:00pm BST / In-person and Online
Adapting Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) to Global Challenges: Perspectives of African Leaders on Reform
April 03, 2023
At the sidelines of the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and IMF, a group of African finance ministers and a private sector leader will share their perspectives on what they would like to see from the reform of the World Bank and MDBs.
11:00—12:30 PM 11:00AM—12.30PM ET | 4:00—5:30PM GMT
Recycling SDRs to Accelerate Economic Transformation in Africa
January 17, 2023
Join CGD and AfriCatalyst for a discussion on innovative financing options for African countries, notably by recycling SDRs to vulnerable African economies through MDBs.
An Economic Tsunami Is About to Hit the Poorest Countries: Inaction by the G20 Will Make it Worse
July 15, 2022
When G20 Finance Ministers meet this weekend in Bali, their meeting will likely be no more harmonious than their Foreign Minister counterparts managed ten days ago. But the world – and developing countries in particular – deserve better. The reality for the world’s poorest countries is getting bleak...
1:00—2:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Russia's Invasion of Ukraine: Buffering Developing Countries from the Broader Economic Shocks
April 08, 2022
To discuss the impact of the war in Ukraine on low-income economies, and how to structure a robust response, CGD convenes a panel discussion of distinguished experts in developing country finances and the global aid and finance architecture.
11:00—12:15 PM Washington DC time
COVID-19 Stocktake and the Hurdles to Vaccine Access Across Africa
September 29, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed up to 40 million Africans into extreme poverty and the continent experienced its first recession in half a century. Global vaccination efforts have left Africa behind: less than two percent of the African population has been vaccinated compared to over 70 percent in ...
1:00—1:00 PM CET
The Future of EU-Africa Relations
August 03, 2021
In this session on the first day of Bruegel’s 2020 Annual Meetings we are delighted to welcome Jutta Urpilainen (Commissioner for International Partnerships), Vera Songwe (Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa), Amadou Hott (Minister of Econ...
10:00—11:00 AM ET
One Year Later: How Africa is Tackling the Pandemic and Preparing for a Post-COVID World
April 05, 2021
While the COVID-19 pandemic has setback development outcomes across the globe, Africa has felt the economic effects of the pandemic strongly. COVID-19 pushed about 30 million Africans into extreme poverty, with vulnerable groups disproportionately impacted, and the continent experienced its first re...
9:30—11:00 AM ET
Mobilizing and Allocating External Financing for Africa: On the Road to the Summit on Financing African Economies
March 06, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on African economies, translating notably into growing fiscal and external imbalances and worsening growth and poverty outcomes. Due to limited policy space, many countries on the continent will be constrained in their ability to implement expansion...