Skip to Main Navigation

ROUNDTABLE "A changing landscape: trends in official financial flows and the aid architecture"

June 22, 2022
Tokyo, Japan

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 :

Shreekrishna Nepal
former Joint Secretary on International Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Finance, Nepal

Tetsushi Sonobe
Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Naohiro Kitano
Professor, Global Center for Science and Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University

Shuhei Nomura
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



  • DATE/TIME: 2:00pm – 3:30pm (JST) Wednesday, June 22, 2022
  • FORMAT: Hybrid (pre-registration required for both online and in-person participation)
  • VENUE: World Bank Tokyo Office (Tokyo Development Learning Center studio), 14th Floor, Fukoku Seimei Building, 2-2-2 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan (Please refer "ACCESS" in RELATED below)
  • LANGUAGE: Japanese and English (simultaneous interpretation available)
  • CONTACT: Yukako Hiraki, World Bank