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Shahid Mahmood, Secretary Finance, Finance Division, Ministry of Finance, Revenue, and Economic Affairs, Government of Pakistan
Kairat Kelimbetov, President, Astana International Finance Centre, Kazakhstan
Joachim von Amsberg, Vice President for Policy, Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank
Victoria Kwakwa, Vice President, East Asia and Pacific, World Bank
Jonathan Taylor, Vice President, European Investment Bank
Wencai Zhang, Vice President, West, South and Central Asia, Asian Development Bank
Xian Zhu, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, New Development Bank
Michael Ellam, Co-head of Public Sector, Global Banking, HSBC
Harinder Kohli, President and Chief Executive Officer, Centennial Group
Yaroslav Lissovolik, Chief Economist, Eurasian Development Bank
Shigeo Katsu, President, Nazarbayev University
Markus Rodlauer, Deputy Director, Asia and Pacific Department, International Monetary Fund
Sir Suma Chakrabarti, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Masood Ahmed, President, Center for Global Development
Marc Uzan, Executive Director, Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee
China's Belt and Road Initiative aims to connect countries that account for 60 percent of the world's people and 30 percent of global GDP. How can we make sure it produces real and lasting benefits for developing countries that are involved?
At this special mini-summit, co-hosted by CGD, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee, we will bring together global leaders, including governments, multilateral development finance institutions and private banks to identify and discuss practical considerations for BRI partners, as well as challenges and solutions.
How can governments and international financial institutions ensure BRI is a sustainable success? How do we avoid the pitfalls of easy finance and uneconomic projects? What needs to change in business, finance and politics to make the new Silk Road a superhighway to success, and not a broken, bumpy ride?
Every year, more than 5 million women, children and adolescents die from preventable conditions, due to a significant financing gap for healthcare for women, children and adolescents, and inadequate incentives for provision and use of quality health services, among other factors. The Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child is a new approach to sustainable global health financing that is supporting countries’ approaches to financing and investing in the health of their people.
Many practitioners and researchers are grappling with how to better measure women’s and girls’ empowerment in impact evaluations. Which approaches to measuring a complex social outcome like decision-making power should we use, and can we improve on our existing models? When should we use internationally standardized survey questions and when is it better to develop locally tailored ones? Can non-survey instruments pick up useful information that surveys can’t, and when should we think about using them?
Five members of the Zimbabwe Working Group traveled to Harare May 20-25 to meet with the government, opposition leaders, and a wide range of business, religious, and civil society organizations to assess prospects for free and fair elections and for meaningful political and economic reform. Please join us to hear from the delegation as they share their findings and recommendations for US policy.