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Introducing the MDB Reform Tracker
October 09, 2023
Ahead of the highly-anticipated World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings in Marrakech, the Center for Global Development has unveiled a new tool to track reforms at the multilateral development banks. The Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) Reform Tracker is an innovative platform that explores how the six la...
Multilateral Development Bank Reform Tracker
October 05, 2023
Ahead of the highly anticipated World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings in Marrakesh, the Center for Global Development has unveiled a groundbreaking tool—the MDB Reform Tracker. This tracker explores how the six largest multilateral development banks are tracking against three major reform agenda:
What Could World Bank Reforms Mean for Climate-Vulnerable Small Island Developing States?
July 26, 2023
The international development finance system is awash with ideas for increasing finance for climate change initiatives. The small island state of Barbados has been a key voice, last year launching the Bridgetown Initiative , calling for a broad set of financing reforms, some focused on the World ...
Strengthening Multilateral Development Banks: The Triple Agenda
July 19, 2023
Radically reformed and strengthened MDBs are essential to address the immense global challenges in today’s world. The welfare of billions of people and the health of the planet, the foremost example of a global public good (GPG), are under threat. To make matters worse, the problems are getting bigg...
The ABCs of the IFIs: Understanding the World Bank Group Evolution
July 17, 2023
In the fall of 2022, World Bank shareholders (member governments, including the United States) called for a suite of reforms aimed at better enabling the institution to respond to today’s global development challenges, such as pandemics, climate change, and natural disasters. The World Bank is one o...