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.
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)
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.
This report draws from data collected for the EIB Investment Survey 2022-2023. It examines the willingness of European firms to address climate change in the current context of the energy crisis. First, it presents the answers provided by firms across the European Union to a set of questions on energy and climate change. Then, it goes more in-depth by providing firms’ answers in each EU country.
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
The policy brief sets the context to explore how National Development Banks (NDBs) can be leveraged to finance climate smart urban infrastructure, and builds its main findings and recommendations on the main conclusions from the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (the Alliance). The policy brief on Enhancing the Role of National Development Banks in Supporting Climate-Smart Urban Infrastructure is commissioned by FELICITY and developed in partnership with the Alliance.
Author: IFCL and Climate Policy Initiative/Alliance Secretariat
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 paper reviews the available literature on financing water and sanitation services, arguing that existing sources of investment – private water companies, private banks and official development finance – are simply not happening at the scale or pace required and are unlikely to do so in the near future.
Author: David A. McDonalds, Thomas Marois, Susan Spronk
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 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)