It's a theme resonating in many of the corridors and meeting rooms around this year's Spring meetings of the World Bank Group - but the conversation on multilateralism at the Atlantic Council between EIB President Werner Hoyer and former World Bank chief and former US trade envoy Robert Zoellick offered some fresh perspectives.
The conversation ranged from reflections on the new US administration, China as a "responsible stakeholder", to the value of Multilateral Development Banks like the EIB and the World Bank and how working together can help tackle challenges like migration and climate change.
“By simply walking away from a group of cooperative people you don't get stronger, you get lonely. We need to move away from zero sum thinking,” Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB
How do we find a new development path that tackles inequality and empowers people so that people and the planet can prosper together? This is the question that UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner and EIB President Hoyer addressed today during a dialogue around the key findings of UNDP Human Development Report 2020.
Developing diagnostic and serological tests as well as vaccine strategies for preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection have been the areas that have benefited from an EIB Group donation to Institut Pasteur, in France.