Multilateral Reform Working Group

The Multilateral Reform Working Group (MRWG) is a special project of the Bretton Woods Committee that is addressing how the multilateral system can be strengthened to address 21st century global challenges. In the post-pandemic global economy, strengthening the global financial architecture and promoting international cooperation requires new tools and new ways of thinking.  

Comprised of a diverse group of experts in finance, economics, public policy, and international affairs, the MRWG will undertake analytical research and develop policy recommendations to enable better growth outcomes, increase sustainable and inclusive development impact, enhance the effectiveness of development finance, and steer the IFIs to take the lead in tackling a new era of challenges. 

BWC’s Multilateral Reform Working Group is taking a broad and comprehensive view of the challenges facing multilateral institutions and are adopting a scope of work to match that task.


Published Reports:
I – Strengthening the Bretton Woods Institutions to Meet 21st-Century Global Challenges

In the News:
Project Syndicate: The Bretton Woods Institutions We Need By Joaquim Levy, Axel Weber, and Siddharth Tiwari (15 April, 2024)

Multilateral Reform Working Group Members:  

  • Joaquim Levy, Co-Chair, Director for Economic Strategy and Market Relations, Banco Safra SA 
  • Axel Weber, Co-Chair, Former Chairman, UBS Group, Former President, Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Siddharth Tiwari, Principal Author,  Advisory Council, Bretton Woods Committee, Vice President IFF and Fellow, Chatham House
  • Keiko Honda, Adjunct Professor and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, SIPA, Columbia University
  • Stefan Ingves, Former Governor, Riksbank and Chairman, Toronto Centre
  • Harold James, Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University  
  • Robert Kopech, Adjunct Professor, SIPA, Columbia University 
  • Frannie Léautier, Partner and CEO, SouthBridge Investments.  
  • Luis Alberto Moreno, Former President, Inter American Development Bank 
  • Vera Songwe, Former Executive Secretary, UNECA, Chair and Founder, The Liquidity and Sustainability Facility 
  • Ngaire Woods, Founding Dean, Blavatnik School of Government; Professor of Global Economic Governance, Oxford University
  • Min Zhu, Vice Chairman, China Center for International Economic Exchanges