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. To understand further the focus of their work, please read the following Issue Note published by the co-chairs.

Multilateral Reform Issue Note


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 
  • Keiko Honda, Outside Director of the Board, Recruit Holding
  • Stefan Ingves, Former Governor, Riksbank
  • Harold James, Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University  
  • Robert Kopech, Adjunct Professor, SIPA, Columbia University 
  • Dr. Frannie Léautier, CEO, SouthBridge Investments  
  • Luis Alberto Moreno, Former President, IADB 
  • Vera Songwe, Former Executive Secretary, UNECA 
  • Siddharth Tiwari, Fellow, Chatham House, London; Senior Advisor to India’s G20 Sherpa; Vice-President, International Finance Forum, Beijing 
  • 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