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Strengthening MDBs: the triple agenda

Time (GMT +01) 09:00 10:30
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Both volumes of the G20 IEG's report on strengthening MDBs can be accessed here.

ODI at the Annual Meetings

ODI is convening a series of events in Marrakech, Morocco during the week of the 2023 World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings.

For more information, including details on how to register, please visit our dedicated Annual Meetings webpage.


This event marks the public launch of the reports of the G20 Independent Expert Group (IEG) on strengthening multilateral development banks (MDBs), appointed under the India G20 Presidency.

The IEG recommends a triple agenda to harness the potential of MDBs: (i) adopting a triple mandate of eliminating extreme poverty, boosting shared prosperity and contributing to global public goods; (ii) tripling sustainable lending levels by 2030; and (iii) creating a third funding mechanism which would permit flexible and innovative arrangements for purposefully engaging with investors who are willing to support elements of the MDB agenda. To achieve these objectives, MDBs have to become better, bolder and bigger institutions by undergoing reform in key areas.

Please note: this hybrid event will take place online and in person at the Kenzi Club Agdal Medina, Bd Mohamed VI, Marrakech 40000, Morocco.


  • Sara Pantuliano

    Sara Pantuliano

    Chief Executive, ODI (Moderator)

  • Masood-Ahmed_Head_Shot.original.jpg

    Masood Ahmed

    President, Center for Global Development

  • Deepak Mishra

    Deepak Mishra

    Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER

  • NK SIngh

    NK Singh

    President, Institute of Economic Growth & Chairperson, Fifteenth Finance Commission of India

  • Vera Songwe

    Vera Songwe

    Non-Resident Senior Fellow in the Africa Growth Initiative, Brookings Institution & former Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa

  • Nick Stern

    Professor Nicholas Stern

    IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government & Chairman of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics


ICRIER supported by Ford Foundation.