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.
Our CEO Gary Forster caught up with Alex MacGillivray, Evaluations Director at CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution (DFI) to discuss the latest research of the FGI Transparency Initiative on impact management. As part of our DFI Spotlight series, Alex shared his thoughts on the opportunities for more and better disclosure of impact data, where the DFI sector is on impact transparency and the change that’s needed.
Our recent research into the transparency of DFI impact management identified commercial confidentiality as an oft-cited but nuanced barrier to the sharing of impact data. As part of our DFI Spotlight series our CEO, Gary Forster, caught up with Ginny Reyes Llamzon, Associate General Counsel at the Global Innovation Fund (GIF), to discuss how they have addressed commercial confidentiality to enable them to share impact data from their investees while not undermining their investee’s competitive position.
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.
Catch up on our discussion of the transparency of development finance institutions, and our findings on the transparency of impact management – objectives, theories of change and impacts.
Karen Mathiasen is a strategic advisor to Publish What You Fund’s DFI Transparency Initiative. Here she draws on her decades of experience at the World Bank and the US Treasury to illustrate the challenges and opportunities for the IFC in light of the recent publication of their CAO review.