We have just commenced work on a new DFI Transparency Index, which will assess the transparency of some of the world’s leading bilateral and multilateral Development Finance Institutions (DFIs). This blog sets out the timeline and process, how this index differs from the Aid Transparency Index, and which DFIs we’ll be assessing and ranking.
This blog discusses the DFI Transparency Tool’s fifth component – financial intermediaries. Farzana Ahmed outlines why financial intermediaries are a significant aspect of DFI investments. She considers the importance of transparency of financial intermediary investments in order to understand their impact and allow community accountability efforts.
Our latest research paper on the transparency of development finance institution (DFI) impact management includes a case study about the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), focussing primarily on its Results Monitoring Handbook. As part of our DFI Spotlight series, Marco Serena, Head of Development Impact at PIDG and our DFI Transparency Initiative Project Manager, Farzana Ahmed, sat down to discuss PIDG’s impact journey.
In the run up to the OECD Private Finance for Sustainable Development conference we ask whether ten years from now, when progress against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is tallied, we’ll be able to measure the contribution made by Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and the private finance they’ve mobilised.