Panel III: Chinese Funding in Multilateral Development Institutions

This panel will present the trends of Chinese government involvement in multilateral institutions- from a major recipient of international development grants and loans to an important donor in promoting South-South development.  China recently established a national strategy to fund BRICS Bank, AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Development Bank), and Silk Road Fund. Why does China decide to invest billions of dollars in building new financial institutions? How does the U.S. perceive such change of landscape in development field? What are the long-term political, social, economical and environmental impacts of China’s advancement in multilateral institutions?

Moderator: Bradford S. Gentry, Professor, Yale F&ES


Zhihong Zhang, Senior Program Coordinator, Climate Investment Funds, World Bank      

Graham Webster, Research Scholar in Law and Senior Fellow, China Center, YLS

          Tao Hu, Director, China Program, World Wide Fund U.S.