Future of Multilateralism:
Boosting MDB’s Investing Capacity


A report of the Independent Review of MDBs’ Capital Adequacy Frameworks: Boosting MDBs’ investing capacity, it indicated an action plan to reform Multilateral Development Bank Capital Adequacy.

The Review was initiated with the goal of assisting shareholders and others in better understanding how MDBs determine their capital needs and thinking about methods to increase their investing capacity.

The report highlighted the extent of the existing crises the world faces and how Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) are uniquely placed to respond to these challenges.

Climate change, financial crises, and cybersecurity are just a few of the global issues that have arisen in today’s world and can only be solved by multilateral agreements.

Multilateralism has been crucial in maintaining peace and prosperity.

This webinar aims to explore some of the practical, interconnected, and actionable ideas that, when taken as a whole, will support MDBs in pursuing higher development impact and investment as well as solid financial management while minimizing the risks involved.

Event details

Date: March 2, 2023

Time: 12 PM GMT

Venue: Online


Dr. Frannie

Governing Council Member

Dr. Frannie Léautier is a member of the Governing Council of the Institute of Certified Chartered Economists, ICCE.

She’s a Senior Partner at SouthBridge Group and CEO of SouthBridge Investments.

She has held leadership roles at The Trade and Development Bank (TDB) Group, including Vice-Chair of the Board, and Special Advisor to the President before becoming TDB’s first Chief Operating Officer.

Dr. Léautier had an illustrious career at the World Bank Group (WBG). Frannie was Chief of Staff to the President and served as Vice-President for seven years of her tenure at the WBG.

Nancy Lee

Senior Policy Fellow
Center for Global Development

Nancy Lee is a senior policy fellow at the Center for Global Development and a senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Previously, she was the deputy chief executive officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

Prior to joining MCC, Dr. Lee was the general manager (CEO) of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) at the Inter-American Development Bank, the Bank’s laboratory for private sector-led development and a key impact investor in the region.

Hans-Peter Lankes

Visiting Professor in Practice,
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Hans Peter Lankes has been a Visiting Professor at the Grantham Institute since February 2021. He is also a Senior Fellow at the LSE/Oxford State Fragility Initiative and holds roles with development finance institutions and impact funds, including senior roles at the IFC, EBRD and IMF, as well as in academia, the private sector and government advisory (in Africa, South-East Asia and Central America).

He received his PhD from Harvard University, and degrees from Harvard Kennedy School, University of Freiburg and Université de Grenoble.

Betsy Nelson

Expert Panel Member,
G20 Panel for Multilateral Development Banks’ Capital Adequacy Frameworks

Betsy’s career spans over 40 years working in private sector Banking, Financial Regulation and Development Banking and currently portfolio of risk consulting and Independent Director roles across multiple sectors.

In her 30 years at JPMorgan, Betsy worked in both client relationship roles and risk management with responsibly for teams across EMEA.