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 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.
In the past few years, the evidence base regarding the inclusion of people with disabilities has advanced considerably, both in high- and low-to-mid-income countries. This policy brief focuses on the lessons learned from rigorous studies in education, social protection and labor markets and identifies the key knowledge gaps relevant for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Author: Duryea, Suzanne; Martínez, Claudia; Pereira, María Antonella
This monograph provides an overview of the various impacts of climate change on the provision of water and sanitation services, as well as the adaptation options available to water operators. Using data from the DesInventar database, the document analyzes which events are most prevalent in the sub-regions of Latin America and the Caribbean and which events particularly affect water and sanitation systems.
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 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 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.
This publication gives an overview of the European Investment Bank’s support for sustainable transport. It details the Bank’s activities in the sector and highlights key projects. The stories, videos and case studies, illustrate how the Bank’s financing and advice help countries, regions and cities.
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.
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 paper is particularly important in the context of a post-COVID world. The global
health crisis has highlighted the importance of population access to healthcare and the
need for individuals to take proactive measures to maintain their health and well-being.
At the same time, however, it has contributed to widening the protection gap, especially
for vulnerable groups, due to the exacerbated cost of living crisis, job losses, reduced
incomes, and rising healthcare costs, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.