The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) are hosting a high-level panel discussion on development banks and new multilateralism.

“What the New Multilateralism Means: A Development Bank Leadership Perspective,” will take place from, 5:30 to 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 8. This Washington event will be webcast to a live global audience: Speakers at the event include:

  • Suma Chakrabarti, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Donald P. Kaberuka, African Development Bank
  • Domenico Lombardi, director of CIGI’s Global Economy Program
  • Simon Johnson, PIIE senior fellow

The panel will discuss the changing shape of existing development and infrastructure banks and new approaches they are adopting in response to shifts in the multilateral balance of economics and politics.

Kevin Dias, Communications Specialist, CIGI
Tel: 519.885.2444, ext. 7238, Email: [email protected]  

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