As part of our DFI Transparency Initiative we held a webinar presenting the findings from our fifth work stream on the transparency of the Financial Intermediary investments of development finance institutions (DFIs).
11th August 2021
Lending to, or investing in, financial intermediaries has become an increasingly important aspect of DFI activity in recent years. For some DFIs it represents over half of their total investment portfolio. A lack of transparency means that it is unclear where a great deal of this development finance ends up, the development impacts that it has, and the environment and social risks that it holds for project affected communities.
Our research looks at the current state of transparency of financial intermediary investments by DFIs. We look at opportunities to improve transparency in this area and highlight instances where data disclosure indicates a path towards improvement. The webinar presents the findings of our research, with a particular focus on instances of current best practice within the DFIs and examples of private sector disclosure that indicate opportunities for improvement.
You can download our working paper on financial intermediaries below: