This week, I will be moderating the discussion of a high-level panel to discuss the transformational challenges that multilateral development banks face in view of the 2030 agenda to reach the Sustainable Development Goals. In doing so, we will also focus on the role of independent evaluation in helping these institutions understand what works, what doesn't and how to continuously improve.
The panelists - Prof. Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister for National Development Planning of the Republic of Indonesia, Dr. Joachim von Amsberg, Vice President, Policy and Strategy of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Cheryl Gray, Director of the Office of Evaluation and Oversight of the Inter-American Development Bank, and Enrique García Rodríguez, Former Executive President of the Development Bank of Latin America - bring together an important mix of experience and expertise in multilateral development banking and development evaluation. They comes from long-established development institutions, and include one of the youngest development banks to share insights how, together, we can transform how we learn from experience.
We will be exploring the overarching questions of "What are the main challenges faced by MDBs in terms of financing, expertise and coordination of development efforts? What is the role of independent evaluation? The way forward: meeting today's development challenges". In addition, we will be taking questions from the audience.
(starting at 2:30 PM CET on Thursday, June 8)
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