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Ambition is needed to rebuild trust in multilateralism

By Juan Manuel Santos

09 Apr 2023 · 3 min read

The writer is a former president of Colombia, a Nobel Peace Laureate and a member of The Elders, an NGO

World Bank/IMF governors meeting in Washington this week have a historic opportunity to address the triple crises of climate, debt and poverty. They should restore trust in multilateralism by setting a high level of ambition for the international financial institutions (IFIs) to turbocharge their work addressing some of the world’s biggest challenges.

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