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 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.
The risk outlook for regional financial conditions is
generally balanced. On the upside, softening inflation in
the region has led most regional central banks to move
toward the end of their monetary tightening cycles.
A faster-than-expected decline in inflation in advanced
economies, combined with financial risk considerations,
might lead to a less hawkish monetary stance in advanced
economies. However, the inflation path remains
uncertain. Elevated price pressures together with a robust
economic performance and strong job market in the US
could support further monetary tightening.
The 2023 Annual Workshop of the Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI) was held on the theme “The Role of African DFIs in Achieving Just Energy Transition” on May 22, 2023, at the Sharm El Sheikh International Congress Centre (SSHCC), in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The workshop was organized with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and supported by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank).
The percentage of Africa’s debt to GDP has been steadily increasing in recent years, exacerbated by the fact that the increase in borrowing has not been matched by an increase in revenue. This paper outlines a few policy suggestions that might aid African nations in strengthening fiscal capability and DRM.
O presente Guia de Aplicação da Metodologia ODS e Sustentabilidade
no Sistema Nacional de Fomento, parte do projeto “Metodologia
de Integração dos ODS para mensurar a Efetividade das Instituições Financeiras de Desenvolvimento Brasileiras” (Projeto ODS),
em parceria com a Agência Alemã de Cooperação Internacional
(GIZ) e o Banco de Desenvolvimento da América Latina (CAF), contribui
em pelo menos dois dos seis temas destacados pelo Plano
ABDE 2030 para o fortalecimento do SNF.
This paper starts by analysing climate risks in Latin America and the Caribbean following the methodology developed by Ferrazzi et al. Then expand the analysis to understand what these risks imply for the financial sector. It focus on banks, as they represent the bulk of financial intermediation in the region.
Author: Marchitto, Barbara; Conde, Joana; Santos, Ricardo; de Nicola, Carlo; Ferrazzi, Matteo; Baldini, Alfredo; Pal x, Rozalia; Parigi, Eugenio; Bermingham, Colin
This study analyzes the relationship between four behavioral predictors the internal locus of control, impatience, optimism bias, and aspirations and healthcare decisions among low-income women in El Salvador. We find positive associations between internal locus of control and preventive health behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic (use of masks, distance, hand washing, and COVID-19 vaccination) and in general (prenatal checkups, iron-rich diets for children and hypertension tests).
This study uses a desk review and stakeholder insights to explore the potential role of exports in DRM. While the traditional approach primarily views exports as a significant driver of economic growth, this paper makes a departure from the usual focus on traditional revenue sources (tax and non-tax) by recognizing them as viable revenue sources.
This report presents an overview of the challenges of SPL systems before and in the aftermath of COVID-19, with the main objective to lay the base for directions for policy reforms. The next section presents an overview of the long-standing challenges of the SPL systems in the sub-re gion, how these challenges helped or constrained its capacity to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the emerging challenges for SPL systems in the aftermath.