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.
This paper sets out to better understand and highlight good practices among DFI complaint mechanisms, and discuss some of the challenges linked to their operationalisation (including in the case of co-financing). It concludes by presenting a set of recommendations for European DFIs to keep improving their complaint mechanisms.
The purpose of this paper is to (i) explore how technological relatedness conditions the progress in the digital and green transitions in Asian cities, (ii) identify the cities that are currently leading, as well as those that are most likely to take a prominent role in developing and implementing the Twin Transition technologies in the coming years, and (iii) determine which of these cities has the potential to leverage complementarities to develop green and digital technologies.
Digital projects in education, healthcare, and administrative services displayed net present values and low implementation costs, but wide variation was found in net benefits across policy options A fully digital solution is not always the best option for balancing costs and benefits. Adequate integration of digital and human inputs is often necessary. Since digital applications feature low or negligible marginal cost, scale is critical in producing large social net benefits.
The EIB Group, through EIB Global, is a major partner of the European Commission, the European External Action Service and the EU Member States in delivering on the EU Global Gateway commitments. In 2022 alone, the European Investment Bank signed operations that will mobilise an estimated €30 billion or more of Global Gateway investments. The Global Gateway is the European Union’s contribution to narrowing the global investment gap.
At least 43 percent of smallholder farmers in Africa are estimated to be women. However, they typically have limited choice and knowledge of insurance services that can protect them against agricultural and climate-related risks. Since 2021, Pula and ADFI have been working together on closing the agricultural insurance gender gap. Through funding and technical assistance from ADFI, a human-centred design (HCD) research exercise was carried out in Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia between October and November 2021.
This report on digital tokens for climate action and nature-based solutions forms a valuable addition to the emerging body of knowledge and is specially intended to inform, inspire, and spur action for new, innovative, and potentially effective ways of providing financial resources and effective action for climate action and the conservation and regeneration of our natural capital.
Based on the research and analysis
conducted for this report, IDB Lab has an
opportunity to show other development
finance institutions (DFIs) how to support
the systematic scaling up of successful
innovations. Many development
organizations have set up competitions
and labs to tap into the rich innovation
current in the world.
Author: Guerrero, Isabel; Rivera, Johanan; IMAGO Global Grassroots
En 2020, al calor de la pandemia de la COVID-19, la Fundación Iberoamericana Empresarial y la
Fundación Euroamérica, con el patrocinio de CAF, lanzaron una colección de publicaciones de seguimiento
de la evolución económica en América Latina. El cometido de los informes publicados
hasta la fecha1 ha sido acotado y pragmático, centrándose en los efectos económicos de la pandemia
y en la forma en que se podían evitar sus peores escenarios de impacto.
ECA is pleased to launch this information booklet, titled AfCFTA: What You Need to Know, which asks sometimes highly technical questions about the AfCFTA and attempts to answer them in a language that is accurate but also non-technical and accessible at the same time. The overall objective of this information booklet is to help enhance awareness about the AfCFTA among the business community and the general public.
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital financial inclusion with increased digital financial services. Several studies found evidence that the availability of digital financial services is associated with higher GDP and lower income inequality. The task is to find the right balance between enabling financial innovation and addressing risks such as insufficient consumer protection, low levels of financial and digital literacy, unequal access to digital infrastructure, money laundering and cyber risks.