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Chris Humphrey

Senior Research Associate

  • Development and Public Finance
Portrait of Chris Humphrey

Chris Humphrey is a specialist in development finance, with a focus on analysing how multilateral development banks are adapting to an evolving world economy.

Chris has worked in lending operations and research at the World Bank and African Development Bank in numerous countries in Latin America, Africa and central Europe. He has engaged in strategy consulting for the African Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, New Development Bank, World Bank and Inter-Governmental Group of 24, among other institutions.

Chris has a PhD from the London School of Economics and is a senior scientist at the ETH Center for Development and Cooperation (NADEL) in Zurich, Switzerland.

  1. Tapping the potential of borrower-led multilateral development banks

    Working papers

  2. Making the best use of MDBs’ $2 trillion in callable capital

  3. AfDB’s new Room2Run highlights opportunities and questions about MDB risk transfer

  4. Reforming capital adequacy at MDBs: How to prudently unlock more financial resources to face the world’s development challenges

  5. Why and how multilateral development banks should operate in middle-income countries

  6. Higher lending, bigger impact: tackling global crises through multilateral development bank reform

  7. What will the Ukraine conflict mean for multilateral development finance?


  8. The deeper questions about China and the multilateral banks underneath the Doing Business controversy

  9. China in the multilateral development banks: evolving strategies of a new power

    Research reports

  10. G20 green lights commission to look at the linchpin of multilateral finance

  11. A G7 trade and investment plan to promote prosperity

  12. Making the G7 summit a success


  13. New shareholders for multilateral banks: a viable approach to increase development finance?


  14. The case for an external review of multilateral development bank capital adequacy

  15. The multilateral tools waiting to be used by the Biden administration

  16. Scaling up multilateral bank finance for the Covid-19 recovery

  17. Lend or suspend? Maximising the impact of multilateral bank financing in the Covid-19 crisis

    Working papers

  18. All hands on deck: how to scale up multilateral financing to face the Covid-19 crisis

    Briefing/policy papers

  19. African Development Bank's landmark deal opens door to scaling up multilateral lending

  20. Channelling private investment to infrastructure: what can multilateral development banks realistically do?

    Working papers