Jointly organised by the ODI and International Growth Centre (IGC), this event will focus on the pressing global issues of fragility, conflict and violence (FCV) and their implications for reforming the multilateral banking development agenda.
Convening experts, thought leaders, and global influencers, including from the global south, we aim to share experiences and redefine global cooperation around these urgent global challenges, which have devastating effects on the poorest and most vulnerable countries but also represent an important barrier to development in middle-income countries.
The discussion will seek to bring clarity to our collective understanding of FCV as urgent global challenges, and reflect on their implications for efforts to tackling the similarly intractable global challenges of climate change and pandemics.
Building on this discussion, and in the context of reforming the multilateral banking development agenda, we aim to inform the development of effective strategies and instruments for international financial institutions to address global FCV, with a focus on concessional financing and changes in operating models.
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Introductory speeches from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Donald Kaberuka, Abdi Ali and Sara Pantuliano.
The first session, featuring Sara Pantuliano and Lukas Rüttinger and moderated by Franck Bousquet, will explore the global significance of fragility. With conversation starters from the audience, we will have an open discussion connecting the sources of fragility, conflict and violence with effective forms of intervention.
|17:00||17:50||The second session, featuring Alexia Latortue, and moderated by Hans Peter Lankes, will look at these issues in the context of reforming the multilateral development banking system. We will discuss the strategies and instruments the international community can use to address fragility on a global scale, with a particular focus on concessional financing and changes in operating models.|
|17:50||18:00||Led by Abdi Ali, Sara Pantuliano and Franck Bousquet.|