Our DFI Transparency Initiative is working collaboratively with Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and other stakeholders to increase the transparency of DFIs. Through this 2 ½ year project we are looking at the use of public money by DFIs to meet global development goals, and are focusing on five work streams.
In May 2021 we shared the findings from our forth work stream on Value of Investment: Mobilisation & Structure of Deal. This work stream assesses the transparency of the way that DFIs structure the financial aspects of their direct investments.
You can watch a recording of the webinar below:
Achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) requires a significant increase in the levels of capital flowing to developing countries. Given the scale of the financing gap (estimates are from 1 trillion to 2.5 trillion dollars annually), private sector investment has been posited as an important element in making progress towards the SDGs. DFIs thus represent an important component in scaling up the level of investment in developing countries principally through the mobilisation of private finance.
It is important that DFIs clearly communicate the ways in which they do this. Timely, systematic, and standardised disclosure of financial information would allow DFIs to have a powerful demonstration effect in the markets they work in. This work stream assesses the extent to which DFIs disclose a range of financial information at both the activity and aggregate levels.
You can download our slides here:
We have also produced a working paper summarising the findings from this work stream, which can be downloaded here: