Online Conference
From Pandemic to Recovery. The Role of Development Banks.
September 9, 2020
14.00 – 16.45 (Moscow time)
1. Broadcasting of the Conference in English -

2. Broadcasting of the Conference in Spanish -

3. Broadcasting of the Conference in Russian -

4. Broadcasting of the Conference in Italian -
Онлайн конференция «От пандемии к восстановлению. Роль банков развития»
Сonferenza online: "Dalla pandemia alla ripresa: il ruolo delle Banche di Sviluppo"
Online Conference «From Pandemic to Recovery. The role of Development Banks»
Conferencia en línea "De la pandemia a la recuperación: el papel de los bancos de desarrollo en la lucha contra la crisis económica"
About the Conference
VEB.RF sends its best wishes to all partners to remain safe during these volatile times. VEB.RF and IDFC are inviting you to participate in an Online Conference "From Pandemic to Recovery. The Role of Development Banks" aligned with
the First Global Summit of Public Development Banks "Finance in Common" organized by IDFC that will take place in Paris this November.

The Online Conference will take place on September 9, 2020 at 14.00 – 16.45 (Moscow time, CET+1).

Being planned at the height of the global pandemic, the Conference aims to highlight significant role of development banks in searching the right balance between short-term incentives and long-term vision supporting national economies in this turbulent period.

The Conference gives an occasion to focus on two main issues that are at the core of every after-shock recovery: the well-being of small and medium enterprises and the sustainable infrastructure.

The year 2020 posed unorecedented challenges for humanity, requiring not only a quick, effective and coordinated response from all participants of the international community. The pandemic with its following economic, social and environmental challenges raise important questions for countries about how to build a more resilient economy. For the first time in many decades, civilization has a chance to reset the existing order and move to a "new", better normality, where the Sustainable Development Goals become a "compass" that guides the economic recovery.

The Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres and OECD Secretary General Ángel Gurríawill join the Conference with the recorded interventions. The Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations Mrs. Amina J. Mohammed and Head of Islamic Development Bank Dr. Bandar Hajjar will honor the Conference with the personal participation. The IDFC Chairperson Rémy Rioux will co-host the event.
The Conference will see the participation of the major Development Banks, International Organizations, Associations and Experts from all continents. Although global, there will be a limited number of speakers at the Conference in order to make the discussion interactive, more interesting and more fruitful.
Chairman of VEB.RF (Host of the event)
IDFC Chairperson, Chief Executive Officer of the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) (Host of the event)
Secretary-General of the United Nations
OECD Secretary General
Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations
Head of the Chairs of MDBs for 2020, President of the Islamic Development Bank Group(IsDB)
September 9, 2020
14.00 – 16.45 (Moscow time)
14.00 – 14.30
Opening session "The contribution of development banks to the mitigation of the economic impact of the crisis and their role in achieving SDGs as a basis of the future recovery"
The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the world into a recession that will likely be the worst in recent decades. National, regional and multilateral development banks are preparing a substantial financial response to help countries mitigate the economic impact of the crisis.
14.30 – 15.20
"Infrastructure vulnerability during the Covid-19 outbreak: assessment, policy responses and the outlook for long-term recovery"
Infrastructure financing as an anti-crisis measure and a tool for long-term development. How will private project finance and investor attitudes change? Sustainable infrastructure as a key to the future prosperity. Healthcare, social and green infrastructure in the spotlight: prospects, challenges, conditions.
15.20 – 15.30
Virtual excursion of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
16.20 – 16.45
"Perspectives for the future"
The global crisis has made significant adjustments to the strategic planning of governments and development banks. Will development banks change their plans, revise strategies, look for new sources of financing, change priority-financing sectors? Which lessons have been learned from the current crisis? Which role development banks will play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? These questions will be crucial for the sustainable future, but the conversation has just started. Rémy Rioux will present the First Global Summit Public Development Banks to take place in Paris next November to continue the discussion.
Connection and Questionnaires
Please answer 2 short questions re the future of Infrastructure and SMEs. Your answers will help us guide the discussion during the Conference. Results will be announced during the event
Which sectors do you want to see as priorities in infrastructure investment in the nearest future (after the pandemic)?
Your vote has been accepted. Thank you for participating!
What kind of counter-cyclical measures will SMEs need the most for their proper continuous operation?
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