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
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AIIB Approves Membership of Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Belarus and Ecuador
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Beijing, December 16, 2017
UK Government Pledges US$50 million to AIIB Project Preparation Special Fund
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Beijing, December 12, 2017
Together Major Development Finance Institutions Align Financial Flows with the Paris Agreement
The global development agenda is being transformed in fundamental ways. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), agreed upon by the international community, constitute a universal compass, highlighting the need for systemic and collective action for sustainable, equitable and inclusive development for everyone on this planet. The imperative for mobilizing and shifting financial flows, public and private, towards sustainable development was highlighted by the 2015 Addis-Ababa Financing for Development Conference. The Paris Agreement reached at COP21 recognized that all countries and stakeholders must act to combat climate change. Since the Agreement’s entry into force in 2016, the momentum for climate action has become irreversible.READ MORE