Globalisation in Crisis - the role of development banks in a globalised world

Hosted by Global South Unit

NAB.1.04, New Academic Building,


Enrique García


Professor Chris Alden

Enrique García will discuss the role of development banks in minimising the adverse effects of globalisation and amplifying its advantages. The audience will learn about the increasing importance of regional development banks in tackling the uncertainties of the current global political system

Enrique García is a Bolivian economist.  He concluded his fifth term as Executive President and CEO of CAF - Development Bank of Latin America on March 31, 2017. He is President of the Board of RIAL (Council on Foreign Relations of Latin America and the Caribbean).  He is a member of several entities related to international relations and development including: Co-President of the Ibero-American Council for Productivity and Competitiveness; Co-Vice Chairperson of the Board of the Inter-American Dialogue and CoChair of the Emerging Markets Forum and Vice President of Canning House in Great Britain. He is a member of several boards including the Institute of the Americas, the Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson, and the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University, among others. He is a member of the Bolivian Academy of Economic Sciences and of the Science and Technology Council of the Bolivian Academy of Sciences. He is a visiting professor in practice of the Department of International Relations and Chairman of the Global South Unit Steering Committee at LSE.

Chris Alden is Professor in International Relations and Director of the LSE Global South Unit. 

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