SOAS University of London

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Panel Discussion: Never a let a pandemic go to waste. The World Bank response to Covid-19. Launch of a joint Eurodad/SOAS Briefing Paper (Webinar)

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Ourania Dimakou (SOAS), Daniela Gabor (UWE Bristol), María José Romero (SOAS), Crystal Simeoni (NAWI Afrifem Macroeconomics Collective), Elisa Van Waeyenberge (SOAS)

Date: 14 October 2020Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 14 October 2020Time: 6:30 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Virtual Webinar

Joint Eurodad/SOAS Briefing Paper

Please find the Webinar link here

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Bank Group’s ‘Maximising Finance for Development’ sought to develop tools and institutions to ‘leverage’ private finance by creating and de-risking new asset classes linked to the Sustainable Development Goals. Covid-19 has buoyed calls for accelerating such efforts, to ensure that cash-strapped developing countries improve their access to private flows that could finance (green and/or social) infrastructure-led recovery plans. This webinar will launch a Eurodad/SOAS Briefing Paper scrutinising the World Bank Group response to Covid-19 and will use the opportunity to reflect more broadly on World Bank Group strategies, including how they seek to promote a Wall Street Consensus (Gabor 2020), and their implications. In particular, the webinar explores the risks that the promotion of private finance led recovery poses for gender equality and sustainable development.

This is part of a webinar series "Intensifying Inequalities and the Limitations of Global Capitalism", organised by the SOAS Department of Economics.

Speakers: Ourania Dimakou (SOAS), Daniela Gabor (UWE Bristol), María José Romero (SOAS), Crystal Simeoni (NAWI Afrifem Macroeconomics Collective), Elisa Van Waeyenberge (SOAS)

Moderator: Luiz Vieira (Bretton Woods Project)

The webinar is open to all and there is no need for registration. All our webinars are recorded and will be made available on this webpage at a later date.