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.
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.