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 effects of the pandemic and the policies implemented in response have increased the liquidity needs of the countries of the region to confront the emergency phase. Within the current context of the pandemic, financing for development agenda faces two interrelated challenges: short-run and medium and long-run challenges.
This report proposes a set of policy actions to address both challenges and then focuses on potential initiatives to build forward better.
Coronavirus should not have been such a surprise, because its unfolding has followed astonishingly closely the path of a “climate Minsky moment.” This publication focuses on the role that public banks across the globe have played in managing the economic crises of Covid-19 to date.
In the context of Development Finance Institutions’ (DFIs) efforts to mobilise private sector capital in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement, this document explore the progress to date from the perspective of private sector banks and focus, among others, on how banks choose to align their operations with the SDGs and the nature of the relationship that banks have with DFIs.
Author: Christopher A. McHugh, University of Southampton
This report uses blended finance data and insights compiled by Convergence to provide an updated analysis of the blended finance market, including blended approaches, sectors, regions, and investor trends. It concludes with reflections on the journey to advancing blended finance at scale, exploring key challenges and progress made to date.
The report seeks to inform and anchor the discussion by providing the most up-to-date analysis of DFI and MDB investment and the private finance this investment has mobilised in developing countries since 2013. It examines in detail the investment portfolios of 12 DFIs and MDBs which together mobilised more than 70% of the private finance reported to the OECD for 2017–2018.
The document presents 12 best practices that were recognized with the Latin America Association of Development Financing Institutions (ALIDE) Awards between 2010 and 2019. One case outlined in this paper is the “Financing the Mitigation of Climate Change practice in Colombia”. Its goal is to reduce the vulnerability of the population and their life styles before possible events produced by climatic change, to finance new and reconstruction projects for the attention and prevention of disasters in infrastructure, to support projects to reduce GGE, to foster efficient, clean and innovative practices in projects, minimizing impacts to the environments and the community, promoting sector approaches for climatic change mitigation. Download the document to get to know more about the other best practices.
Author: Latin America Association of Development Financing Institutions (ALIDE)
The paper briefly describes the MDBs creation and financial model. Also, it analyzes the evolution of the mandates of MDBs across decades, as well as focuses on the description of the major MDBs in LAC. It further presents a perspective of MDBs' outstanding, commitments and disbursements to the region in the past 25 years. Based on these recent trends, the role and outlook of MDBs in financing development in the region are discussed.
Author: Raquel Artecona Marcelo Bisogno and Pablo Fleiss
The report informs on issues including: (i) the methodology, including the search criteria to identify relevant evidence and the quality assessment approach; (iii) general findings i.e., the high-level overview of the evidence base and its coverage of the three components of the research question; (iii) the thematic synthesis across five emerging themes; (iv) brief illustration of the research gaps that we have identified through this REA and the potential for further investigations.
Author: Samantha Attridge, Rachael Calleja, Matthew Gouett and Alberto Lemma from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
The report begins its assessment of progress with an analysis of the global macroeconomic context, which sets the economic framework for implementation efforts. It explores financing for the five SDGs under in-depth review at the 2018 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development: water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, sustainable cities and communities, sustainable production and consumption patterns, and terrestrial ecosystems.
Author: United Nations (Inter-agency task force on Financing for Development)
Economic development and growth, and the participation of various economic stakeholders therein, requires the active existence and functioning of a vibrant financial sector. In many developing countries, a significant section of the population, excluded from participation in the financial sector. This product informs on: (i) the impact and imperative of financial exclusion; (ii) potential policy actions and measures; (iii) Links between DFis and financial inclusion, existing constraints between them and possible remedial actions; (iv) Roles of stakeholders and way forward.