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Can the World Bank Jump-Start the Market for Country Risk Management Tools?
April 21, 2008
CGD recently hosted a high-level roundtable discussion on whether and how the World Bank and other multilateral development banks can help jump-start an expanded market for country risk management tools--insurance and other hedging mechanisms--to manage a broad spectrum of risks, ranging from macroeconomic volatility and natural disasters to trade, liquidity, and currency shocks. CGD visiting fellow Nancy Lee, who until recently worked as a deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Treasury, reports on some unexpected obstacles and offers her views on how the MDBs can best partner with the private sector in this effort.