The World Federation of Development Financing Institution’s Knowledge Hub (WFDFI_KH) is an online portal that clusters knowledge and resources on development financing across all development intervention areas. It is a free-for all web space where development financing practitioners and enthusiasts could access existing and compelling knowledge products from a wide range of institutions, with diverse structure and procedures, engaged in supporting and promoting development finance and its crosscutting issues in advancing policies, processes, programs, projects and practices for the benefits of their beneficiaries and stakeholders. The two-fold purposes of the WFDFI_KH are shaping and advancing policy and advocacy positions that impact the development of the banking and finance community worldwide and improve DFI capacity, as well as facilitating knowledge management and sharing.
The publication served as a comprehensive source of data on African economic and trade with a view to facilitating access by Afreximbank staff, while also serving the broader constituent of the Bank’s stakeholders, including African and global researchers and policymakers.
The Contemporary Issues in African Trade and Trade Finance (CIAT) is introduced by the Bank to provide a platform for the staﬀ of Afreximbank and other individuals knowledgeable in African trade and trade finance to publish articles in the areas of trade, trade finance and economic development in Africa.
The lecture was held at a time of heightened geoplitical tensions, which could have significant implications for global trading and financial systems with far-reaching impact for African and Caribbean countries and, more generally, for developing economies. It provided the opportunity to reflect on the contours of the global financial architecture that could emerge from the turbulent global economic environment to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
This document presents the overarching approach through which EIB Global, together with partners, can support countries, clients and organisations in pursuing a just transition and a just resilience. This approach has been developed with inputs from a range of expert organisations and partner MDBs, to which the EIB would like to express its sincere gratitude.
The authors provide new evidence of lower borrowing costs for state-owned enterprises (SOEs). Utilizing ORBIS ownership data matched to financing transactions in syndicated loan and bond markets, regressions and propensity score matching estimates confirm the lower financing costs for SOEs in both advanced and developing economies when compared to the private sector.
This paper examine the impact of offering conditional cash transfer (CCT) beneficiaries the choice to receive cash transfers in bank accounts instead of cash. It investigate the effects on savings behavior and downstream outcomes such as assets and trust. It find, on average, no significant impact on overall savings or downstream outcomes.
The Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks Climate Finance is an annual collaborative effort to publish Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) climate finance figures, together with a clear explanation of the methodologies for tracking this finance as climate finance.
Author: Inter American Development Bank; African Development Bank; Asian Development Bank; Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank; Council of Europe Development Bank; European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; European Investment Bank; Islamic Development Bank; New Development Bank; World Bank
Disasters are resulting in unprecedented levels of destruction across the world. These shocks and disruptions affect the functioning and sustainability of agricultural production and threaten the livelihoods of millions of people reliant on agrifood systems.
The report provides examples of actions and strategies for investing in resilience and proactively addressing risks in agriculture.
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Covering the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, China, and the Republic of Korea, the report notes that positive investment sentiment supported a narrowing of risk premiums, a rally in equity markets, and net foreign portfolio inflows.
To support Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA) member banks in developing targets, the
Alliance has developed this short paper to provide clarification on the already-published
Guidelines for Climate Target Setting for Banks outlining how the Alliance views the treatment
of offsetting in relation to member commitments.
The paper does not introduce additional principles that member banks must meet as
part of their NZBA commitment.