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 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.
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.
This work analyzes the impact of credit programs on the recovery productive structure and employment throughout the entire territory of Argentina, using key economic variables, and distinguishing between the different instruments utilized. The results suggest that the programs did indeed help to increase the number of workers employed and their real wages in beneficiary firms during the first three quarters of 2021.
Author: Clemente, Alejandra; González Rozada, Martín; Támola, Alejandro; Fernández Díez, María Carmen
The COVID-19 shock hit firms hard, on average, but how did it hit in the distribution of firms, differently between the high-growth superstars and the firms that were already struggling to survive? This paper implements graphical techniques and quantile regression to analyse the effect of the COVID-19 shock across the distribution of firms.
In 2022, North African countries struggled with the challenges of rising inflation and growth recovery, which have been exacerbated by external shocks, including the long-lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the spillover effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The region registered moderate economic growth of 4.1 percent in 2022 against 5.4 percent in 2021.
An ageing population, the energy transition, and faltering globalization will continue to put pressure on business costs in the coming years.
What can companies do to adapt to these potentially profit-threatening trends?
BDC surveyed 1,500 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to understand how the rising cost of doing business is affecting them and what strategies they can adopt to address it.