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.
O presente Guia de Aplicação da Metodologia ODS e Sustentabilidade
no Sistema Nacional de Fomento, parte do projeto “Metodologia
de Integração dos ODS para mensurar a Efetividade das Instituições Financeiras de Desenvolvimento Brasileiras” (Projeto ODS),
em parceria com a Agência Alemã de Cooperação Internacional
(GIZ) e o Banco de Desenvolvimento da América Latina (CAF), contribui
em pelo menos dois dos seis temas destacados pelo Plano
ABDE 2030 para o fortalecimento do SNF.
This paper starts by analysing climate risks in Latin America and the Caribbean following the methodology developed by Ferrazzi et al. Then expand the analysis to understand what these risks imply for the financial sector. It focus on banks, as they represent the bulk of financial intermediation in the region.
Author: Marchitto, Barbara; Conde, Joana; Santos, Ricardo; de Nicola, Carlo; Ferrazzi, Matteo; Baldini, Alfredo; Pal x, Rozalia; Parigi, Eugenio; Bermingham, Colin
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.
Equality between women and men is a fundamental value and human right, enshrined in international law and the European Union’s treaties and legislation. It is a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
Widespread evidence shows that gender equality is associated with faster economic development, higher income per capita, more efficient and effective businesses, more sustainable management of natural resources, social cohesion, peacebuilding and more stable societies overall.
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.
The EIB Group has seen carbon emissions increase in many areas since 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic led to a significant decrease in emissions during 2020 and 2021. This effect is no longer present, as restrictions ended in 2022, resulting in a 125% increase in total gross emissions in 2022 compared with 2021, and a 36.4%4 decrease compared with the base year emissions (2018).
This publication gives an overview of the European Investment Bank’s contribution for education. 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.
To encourage lifelong learning, EU Member States have endorsed the targets of the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan, one of which states that 60% of adults should participate in training every year by 2030. In addition, the European Union has set a digital target that at least 80% of all adults will have gained at least basic digital skills by 2030.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced in her 2022 State of the Union address that the Commission would make 2023 the European Year of Skills. The aim of this is to give a fresh impetus to lifelong learning by promoting investment in training, ensuring that skills are relevant for labour market needs and strengthening learning opportunities and mobility
The survey results came at a critical moment for Africa, following COP 27, where the central issues were finding more resources to mitigate global warming and adapting to its effects. A decisive agreement was also made on a new “loss and damage” fund for vulnerable countries severely hurt by climate disasters.
Read the full survey to discover how people in Africa view climate change's impact on their livelihood.
BDC undertook the first-ever Canadian study on the use of advisory boards by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The study describes how advisory boards work in these businesses and quantitatively demonstrates that SMEs that use them have superior growth and better financial results.
Expanding on the general overview of the financial sector in Africa, this second article focuses on the development of the capital markets and the recent initiatives to attract long-term capital to the continent. Capital markets in Africa are still in their infancy and mirror the economic development of the continent. However, the evolution over the last decade prior to COVID-19 pandemic underscores the growth potential. The number of stock exchanges have grown from seven in the 1980s to 30 in 2020. The evolution of financial markets mirrors the economic development of the region. The market capitalisation of the JSE (Johannesburg Stock Exchange ) alone accounts for more than 80% of the entire ASMs, while the rest of the stock exchanges are characterized by low market capitalisation, few domestic companies, small size of listed firms and low levels of liquidity with few shares mostly dominating total trading activity. The biggest ones are at a very advanced stage of interconnection that has increased liquidity and product diversification. The article profiles the ongoing efforts towards improving the available long-term financial resources with institutional investors.
Author: Albert A. Agyemang-Badu; Muazy Ibrahim; Fernando Gallardo Olmedo; Guy Roger Menan; Juan Antonio Obregón; Hugues Kamewe Tsafack