9:00 am EDT - 10:00 am EDT

Past Event

The international aid architecture

Friday, July 19, 2024

9:00 am - 10:00 am EDT

Online only

The IDA21 Replenishment is now underway and seeking fresh funding from donors to finance the International Development Association’s (IDA) next three-year cycle. As the World Bank’s concessional lending arm for low-income countries, the IDA plays a critical role in global development. This year, amid calls for a “better, bolder, bigger” World Bank, and as developing countries face an uphill battle in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and addressing climate change, the IDA replenishment is more important than ever.

On Friday, July 19, the Brookings Institution’s Global Economy and Development program convened a panel of experts to discuss the international aid architecture. After an introduction by Senior Fellow Homi Kharas, World Bank Vice President of Development Finance, Aki Nishio, gave a presentation on a recent report “Financing the Future.” John W. McArthur, director and senior fellow at the Center for Sustainable Development at Brookings, then moderated a panel discussion among leading experts on development assistance before turning to questions from the audience.

Viewers submitted questions by emailing [email protected] and via X @BrookingsGlobal using the hashtag #IDA21.