Rebranding or reshaping the global financial architecture? MDBs reform, Bridgetown Initiative and the New Global Financial Pact

23 May 2023

The panel aims to initiate critical dialogue on the current proposals to transform the global financial architecture, focusing on three interlinked initiatives, the MDBs reform (exemplified by the World Bank Evolution Roadmap), the Bridgetown initiative (evolving proposal introduced by Barbados) and New Global financial pact (to be held as a Summit in June 22-23rd).

Building on Eurodad’s first explanatory primer on the World Bank’s ‘Evolution Roadmap’ titled
Reform or Regress? From the World Bank’s Evolution Roadmap to the Bridgetown Agenda" (6 April 2023), this panel will address the drivers, risks and opportunities of these proposals, including the focus on accessing, leveraging and derisking private finance, with a view to exploring alternatives. 


The event is moderated by Carola Mejía, Climate Finance Analyst at the Latin American Network for Economic and Social Justice - LATINDADD

Daniela Gabor is Professor of Economics and Macrofinance at UWE Bristol
Liane Schalatek is Vice-Director of Boell Foundation North America
Mariama Williams is Director of the Institute of Law and Economics (ILE) in Jamaica, principle consultant at the Integrated Policy Research Institute (IPRI), a member of the Caribbean Feminist Action Network and the Gender and Trade Coalition


Rewatch the webinar (click here for the Spanish version or here for the English version):


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