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 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 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.
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.
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.
We exploit the staggered expansion of the internet broadband network to firms and bank branches locations in Peru during the last decade to study non-financial firm performance and bank credit dynamics. Access to broadband unleashes firm growth, increases the chances of entry of firms and reduces the probability of exit in benefited locations. For those firms that had a borrowing relation with a bank before the expansion of broadband, the increase in sales serves as a signal to banks about their profitability, which in turn respond by providing more credit. Entry and exit from
the credit market follows a similar pattern as in the case of firms, but the results take longer to materialize after the shock. We can disentangle supply and demand effects, since there is a group of firms and bank branches with different locations and asymmetrical timing for the availability of the technology. Our analysis highlights the importance of the demand channel in the reduction of the observed interest rates, which is consistent with the fact that our credit market results are concentrated among micro and small firms
Author: Cusato, Antonio; Castillo, José Luis; IDB Invest
The 2022 CEO Forum of African DFIs was held from November 23 to 25, 2022, at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC), in Gaborone, Botswana. The objectives of the forum were to discuss the challenges of inadequate resources in promoting SDG projects in Africa and to come up with actionable, innovative measures to scale up resource mobilization by DFIs.
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