The big picture Johannes F. Linn is a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, a Distinguished Resident Scholar at the Emerging Markets Forum in Washington, DC and a Senior Fellow at the Results for Development Institute. In 2011, 2014 and 2017 he served as the chair for the 9th, 10th and 11th Replenishment Consultation of the International Fund for Agricultural Development. From 2005-2010 he was Director of the Wolfensohn Center for Development at Brookings. Prior to joining Brookings in 2003, he worked for three decades at the World Bank, including as the Bank’s Vice President for Financial Policy and Resource Mobilization and Vice President for Europe and Central Asia. Linn has published extensively on development and global governance issues. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Oxford University and a doctorate in economics from Cornell University.
Over the last 18 months a number of multilateral resource mobilisation efforts were completed. The consultations among the member countries that precede agreements on the replenishment of multilateral concessional funds and on capital increases for multilateral development banks represent important opportunities for members to set the strategic directions, policies and operational modalities for these institutions, and to ensure that they remain appropriately funded to deliver on their development mandates.