The role of a global multilateral development bank in the world today

The world is confronted with an unprecedented level of political, economic, and social unrest with increasing divergence of views on the causes and appropriate response.

At the same time, multilateral development banks continue to seek and sustain common grounds for sustainably financing development outcomes for economies and peoples across the world.

In this talk, Dr Samuel Munzele Maimbo, Vice President for Budget, Performance Review and Strategic Planning at the World Bank, will share a practitioner’s perspective on the challenges of navigating the current global environment for a global development institution.

With more questions than he has answers, Dr Maimbo will draw on his recent 5-year experience as Chief of Staff to two World Bank Presidents, Director for the International Development Association, Senior advisor to two World Bank Group Chief Financial Officers and as well as his current role for the discussion; to explain why he remains optimistic.