Webinar: Build Back Better: International Financial Institutions and COVID-19
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM EDTOnline
Leading experts discuss how multilateral banks can ensure their responses not only address the current crisis, but lay the groundwork for a more stable, inclusive, and sustainable future.
Join the conversation: #BuildBackBetter
About The Webinar
The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the world into a recession that will likely be worse this year than the 2008 global financial crisis. The International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and other multilateral development banks (MDBs) are preparing a large financial response to help countries mitigate the economic impact of the crisis, even while they confront and contain the virus. As the governors of the IMF and World Bank meet virtually this weekend during their Spring Meetings, burning questions are emerging:
Will the multilateral financial response be adequate to meet this unprecedented global challenge? What steps can the IMF, World Bank and other MDBs take to ensure that their responses not only address the current crisis, but lay the groundwork for a more stable, inclusive, and sustainable future? What are the implications of the current crisis and the COVID-19 response for climate finance?
Join WRI Finance Center Director Leo Martinez-Diaz and top experts on multilateral financial institutions for this WRI Webinar, which will include an opportunity for written questions from a global audience.
- Amal-Lee Amin, Climate Director, CDC Group
- Anthony Nyong, Director for Climate Change and Green Growth, African Development Bank
- Joaquim Levy, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & Finance, Stanford University
- Jolie Schwarz, Policy Director, Bank Information Center
- Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, Global Director, Finance Center, WRI
- Scott Morris, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
- Lawrence MacDonald, VP Communications, WRI (moderator)