World Bank Group’s ‘Maximizing Finance for Development’ in times of Covid-19
Address: Online discussion,

05 October 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has buoyed calls for de-risking private finance to ensure that cash-strapped developing countries finance recovery plans. This session explores the implications of the WBG promotion of private finance-led recoveries for gender equality and sustainable development, and the lessons from the pandemic for harnessing private finance for development.

This session is co-sponsored by Eurodad, Nawi – Afrifem Macroeconomics Collective, Global Social Justice Program, LATINDADD, ITUC, Bretton Woods Project, FEMNET, AFRODAD,
SID, Oxfam International, Heinrich Böll Foundation


  • Daniela Gabor, Associate Professor in Economics, University of the West of England
  • María José Romero, Policy and Advocacy Manager, Eurodad
  • Crystal Simeoni, Director, Nawi – Afrifem Macroeconomics Collective
  • Richard Montgomery, Executive Director, UK, World Bank
  • Jennifer del Rosario-Malonzo, Deputy Director, IBON International (Discussant)
  • Moderator: Stefano Prato, Director, Society for International Development (Moderator)

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This webinar is being organised with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of Eurodad and its partners and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.