Our DFI Transparency Initiative has benefitted from the input of experts from development finance institutions (DFIs) themselves, from civil society organisations, and from private sector investors. Aubrey Hruby has been on the Project Advisory Board since the initiative’s inception and brings a wealth of experience of helping investors understand and enter African capital markets. Aubrey shared her perspective on how better transparency can drive more equitable access to development finance when she sat down with our CEO, Gary Forster.
Our DFI Transparency Initiative has completed its fourth Work Stream (Value of Investment: Mobilisation & Structure of Deal). The research report identifies a number of areas where consistency of reporting and Development Finance Institution (DFI) transparency could be improved. Here our CEO, Gary Forster, speaks with Nadia Nikolova, portfolio manager at Allianz Global Investors about why DFI transparency is important for the private sector.
Our DFI Transparency Initiative has completed its fourth research Work Stream (Value of Investment: Mobilisation & Structure of Deal). The research report identifies a number of areas where consistency of reporting and Development Finance Institution (DFI) transparency could be improved. However, we also wanted to understand why this data matters to those in the development finance space, the hard reality of what’s available and what’s not, and the arguments behind why transparency is so important. Our CEO, Gary Forster, sat down with Thomas Venon, founding partner of Eighteen East Capital, to discuss our research findings.
Our DFI Transparency Initiative has completed its third research Work Stream onESG and accountability to communities, which identified a number of areas where the transparency of Development Finance Institutions could be improved. Our CEO Gary Forster wanted to explore why more transparent and better risk management and accountability is in the best interest of DFIs themselves, and so talked to Peter Woicke about our findings. Peter is the former CEO of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Managing Director of the World Bank from 1999 to 2005.
Our DFI Transparency Initiative has completed its third research Work Stream on ESG and accountability to communities. One of our findings relates to the topic – to what extent do development finance institutions (DFIs) provide assurance that they have undertaken community engagement activities in the areas where they invest, and why does this matter? Rayyan Hassan, Executive Director of the NGO Forum on the Asian Development Bank (ADB)and our CEO, Gary Forster, sat down to discuss the issue.
The Finance in Common Summit is reportedly the first time that the world’s 450 public development banks will gather in support of common action for climate and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. As we approach the halfway point of the DFI Transparency Initiative, we reflect on what we’ve learned and discuss the implications for communities, markets and the private sector as public development banks continue to grow.