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June 24, 2024

Climate Change
Mobilizing Clean Energy Financing through the Multilateral Development Banks

A new paper published by the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR) puts forward an ambitious agenda for innovation in clean energy finance.

Lending Increase Enabled by Proposals

April 16, 2024

Emerging Markets
Central Bank Governance in Emerging Markets

Central bank governors from some of the largest emerging markets discuss the economic outlook in their countries, how their banks have addressed global inflation, and opportunities for sustained econ…

Play Containers are being transported at Nansha port in Guangzhou, China on a sunny day.

February 9, 2024

Global
Central Bank Currency Swaps Tracker

Introduction Since the financial crisis of 2007, central banks around the world have entered into a multitude of bilateral currency swap agreements with one another. These agreements allow a centr…

June 6, 2024

Climate Change
European Parliament Elections, G7 Leaders’ 50th Summit, Powerful Hurricane Season Looming, and More

All twenty-seven European Union (EU) member states vote in European Parliament elections with polls showing right-wing parties poised to gain more seats; the Group of Seven (G7) leading industrial de…

Podcast Hurricane Irma seen striking Miami, Florida with 100+ mph winds and destructive storm surge.

May 15, 2024

Cybersecurity

February 1, 2024

United States
Transatlantic Divergence of Economic Outlooks – Implications for Central Bank Policies

Germans and Americans are pessimistic about their economies. While the European Central Bank and Federal Reserve remain committed to fighting inflation, the ECB faces a much tougher task.

Jay Powell

May 22, 2024

Election 2024
European Tech Law Faces Test to Address Interference, Threats, and Disinformation in 2024 Elections

The European Union (EU) began implementing the Digital Services Act (DSA) this year, just in time to combat online disinformation and other electoral interference in the dozens of elections taking pl…

Pin badges encouraging people to vote in June's European Parliament elections are placed at the Malta office information stand during a conference at the European Parliament, in Rabat, Malta May 22, 2024.

April 16, 2024

Economics
Virtual Media Briefing: Previewing the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings

CFR experts preview the upcoming World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Spring Meetings taking place in Washington, DC, from April 17 through 19.   

Play President of the World Bank Group Ajay Banga and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva at the World Economic Forum, January 17, 2024.

April 24, 2024

RealEcon
A Tricky Balance for Development Banks and the Developing World

The World Bank and IMF have concluded their spring meetings, but questions remain on China, lending capacity, and balancing the interests of rich and poor countries.

 President and CEO at Mastercard Ajay Banga (L) and CEO at the World Bank Kristalina Georgieva speak on stage at the 8th Annual Women In The World Summit at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on April 7, 2017 in New York City.

June 24, 2024

Sanctions
What Are Economic Sanctions?

For many policymakers, economic sanctions have become the tool of choice to respond to major geopolitical challenges such as terrorism and conflict.

Protestors hold signs supporting Ukraine and calling for sanctions on Russia