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What’s the fuss? Realising the potential of country platforms

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ODI at the WBG/IMF Spring Meetings

ODI is convening a series of events in Washington DC during the week of the 2024 World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings.

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


Over the last three years, the promise of “country platforms” has energised the G7, the multilateral development banks (MDBs) and developing countries.

All countries are now looking to realise domestic priorities such as job creation, energy security and industrialisation in a carbon-constrained, climate-changed world. Developing countries in particular need international support for their transition to cleaner and more resilient development paths.

“Country platforms” offer the potential to improve the quality of that international support by improving coordination and unlocking resource for national climate plans.

For this reason, recent country platforms such as the Just Energy Transition Partnerships in South Africa, Indonesia, Vietnam and Senegal have garnered global excitement and scrutiny. The MDBs – under serious pressure to find more resources, respond more effectively to client needs and to tackle the climate crisis more wholeheartedly – also embraced country platforms at COP28.

In this invite-only event on the sidelines of the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, we will examine the role that MDBs can plausibly play in country platforms with the ambition of the JETPs. With a panel of experts who are involved in the design and delivery of country platforms, this event will offer:

- A diagnostic: how should country platforms be designed for different political contexts?

- A toolkit: how can MDBs help put the “just” into just energy transitions, given that their charters preclude them from political activity?

- A roadmap: how can MDBs unlock private finance

- An evaluation: what’s the state-of-play with the existing JETPs?

More speakers TBC


  • Frederique Dahan

    Frederique Dahan

    Director of Programme (DPF), ODI

  • Andrew Herscowitz , ODI

    Andrew Herscowitz

    Executive Director, ODI North America

  • Shandelle Steadman

    Shandelle Steadman

    Senior Research Officer (CAS), ODI

  • Joana Gjinopulli

    Joana Gjinopulli

    Energy Transition Associate, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

  • Edo Mahendra

    Edo Mahendra

    Head of JETP Secretariat, Indonesia

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    Noelle O'Brien

    Director of Climate Change, Asian Development Bank

  • Michael-Hugman-adult

    Michael Hugman

    Director of Climate Change, Children's Investment Fund Foundation

  • Chris Clubb

    Christopher Clubb

    Manager Director, Convergence


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