Beijing, China, April 05, 2017
Ngaire Woods Joins AIIB International Advisory Panel
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) announced today that Professor Ngaire Woods of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford has been appointed by President Jin Liqun as a member of the Bank’s International Advisory Panel (IAP).
Professor Woods is a world leading expert on international cooperation and global economic institutions. She is the Founding Dean of the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government and Professor of Global Economic Governance. She founded the Global Economic Governance Programme and is co-founder of the Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellowship programme.
Professor Woods has served as an advisor to the IMF Board, the UNDP, and the Commonwealth Heads of Government. She was also a member of the IMF European Regional Advisory Group. She is currently a member of the Advisory Group of the Center for Global Development in Washington DC, a Rhodes Trustee, a member of the Board of The Mo Ibrahim Foundation and a Trustee of the Europeaum. She is also co-chair of The World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Technology, Values and Policy.
Professor Woods is the author of The Globalizers - the IMF, the World Bank and their Borrowers and The Politics of Global Regulation.
The International Advisory Panel of AIIB was established in October 2016 with a view to support the President and senior management on the Bank’s strategies and policies, as well as on general operational issues. A list of the members may be found at: http://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/governance/international-advisory-panel .
About the Blavatnik School of Government
Founded at the University of Oxford in 2010, the Blavatnik School of Government exists to inspire and support better government and public policy around the world. The School teach current and future public leaders through innovative programmes, conduct deep research into pressing issues facing policy makers around the world, and convene leaders and experts to foster better public policy. With a strong global outlook, the School combine insights from a range of academic disciplines and derive lessons from the public, private and third sectors. The School was made possible through a £75 million donation to the University of Oxford by American philanthropist Leonard Blavatnik. www.bsg.ox.ac.uk
Beijing, July 18, 2017
AIIB Receives Third Triple-A Credit Rating
S&P Global Ratings ("S&P") announced it has assigned the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) its highest possible rating and a stable outlook. According to its press release, S&P has provided its 'AAA/A-1+' long- and short-term issuer credit ratings to AIIB.READ MORE
Beijing, July 13, 2017
AIIB Receives Second Triple-A Credit Rating
Fitch Ratings ("Fitch") announced it has assigned the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) its highest possible rating and a stable outlook. According to its press release, Fitch has provided AIIB with a long-term issuer default rating of ‘AAA’ and a short-term issuer default rating of ‘F1+’.READ MORE
Beijing, July 05, 2017
Millions of Villagers in Gujarat, India to Benefit from New Investment
Yesterday, the Board of Directors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) approved a loan of US$329 million to build access roads to approximately 4,000 villages in all 33 districts of Gujarat, India. Insufficient road connectivity into these villages limits their ability to access healthcare services, bring their goods to market and access transportation for their children to attend school. This project will construct and upgrade district and farm-to-market roads for the villagers and provide approaches to educational institutions, schools and hospitals. The upgraded road access is expected to have a positive impact on women and girls by improving school attendance rates for girls who currently drop out of school due to a lack of access to all weather roads.READ MORE