The World Federation of Development Financing Institutions (WFDFI) was founded on June 13, 1979 with the signing of an agreement in Zurich, Switzerland among the Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI) based in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP) based in Manila, Philippines and the Latin American Association of Development Financing Institutions (ALIDE) based in Lima, Peru. The Association of National Development Finance Institutions in Member Countries of the Islamic Development Bank (ADFIMI) based in Istanbul, Turkey joined the WFDFI afterwards. To date, the four regional DFI associations have a total membership of 328 institutions in 154 countries and territories.
Provide members with venues and opportunities to share knowledge and experiences with each other as well as with other like-minded organizations, and develop other value-added services and benefits responsive to the interests and needs of a diverse membership.
Engage, shape and advance policy and advocacy positions that impact the development banking and finance community worldwide and improve the members’ capacity to do the same.
Consolidate and manage all knowledge and partnership resources on development financing available from members and create a web portal for 24X7 access to these resources.
Re-invigorate old and energize new relationships and undertake collaborative partnerships with same-purposed organizations worldwide.