The World Bank Tokyo Office held a roundtable to discuss the key findings of the World Bank report A Changing Landscape: Trends in Official Financial Flows and the Aid Architecture.
Our conversation focused on trends in official financial flows, and how the aid landscape has changed over the past decade, including volumes, sources of financing, and delivery mechanisms. Experts also discussed the increase in the number of official finance providers and the fragmentation of aid delivery, what these changes mean for both donors and recipient countries, and implications on aid effectiveness. This roundtable was moderated by Yasuyuki Sawada (Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Faculty of Economics – University of Tokyo). The research was presented by Akihiko Nishio (Vice President, Development Finance – World Bank), who was joined by the following distinguished panelists :
former Joint Secretary on International Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Finance, Nepal
Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
Professor, Global Center for Science and Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Medicine, Keio University / Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health Policy, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo