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21 June 2024

Mobilisation: A reality check

The billions to trillions narrative which the development finance network has based its private capital mobilisation aspirations on since 2015 is on shaky ground because,...

14 June 2024

The new wave MDBs

New Development Bank (NDB) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) were both set up almost a decade ago – 2015 and 2016, respectively. As their first decade...

06 June 2024

The mobilisers

Given the urgency of energy transition related projects, DFI direct lending to project and export finance deals has risen significantly in recent years – but it is still...

31 May 2024
Climate finance

Resilience credits: Measures for measure

All roads out of a successful development project should lead to better resilience. But financing resilience per se is difficult given it cannot be easily measured....

24 May 2024
Climate finance

SLBs: The right debt tool for biodiversity?

Sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) can be more flexible than traditional green debt and are well-suited to the long-term, outcome-oriented, carefully structured KPIs that...

17 May 2024
Social infrastructure, Traditional energy

Financing last-mile connections in Africa

Low-income household energy projects in Africa are increasingly being financed via securitisation structures. The deals are relatively small, but the impact could prove...

07 May 2024

Shona Tatchell: EBRD's new head of trade facilitation on digitalisation and sustainability

In her first interview since her appointment on 7 May, Shona Tatchell, the new head of trade and supply chain finance, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development...

03 May 2024

Greasing the cogs of ECA and DFI cooperation

Could the recent rapid growth in untied ECA lending make collaboration with DFIs and MDBs easier in the future?

26 April 2024
Finance and other

MDB callable capital: What's next?

After a year's research, ODI has released six papers detailing the legal, policy, budgetary, stress, risk, and financial implications of MDB callable capital – research...

18 April 2024

Uxolo Pathfinder Awards 2023: A tale of two climates

Against the backdrop of an increasingly risky economic climate and growing demand from borrowers, the development finance sector continues to push the boundaries on...

12 April 2024

GEMs: The dollars are in the details

The long-hoped-for first report on recovery rates from the Global Emerging Markets Risk Database (GEMs) consortium was published last month, and quickly followed by...

04 April 2024
Renewable energy

Is CCUS getting enough focus from development finance?

Carbon capture at scale is unproven and one of the more controversial technologies of the energy transition. But the IEA considers it an essential part of its Net Zero by...

28 March 2024

Wanted: More data

Synthetic securitisations, risk transfers, programmatic approaches – the MDB toolkit is growing. But, as voiced by attendees and speakers at the recent Texel DevFIns...

22 March 2024
Finance and other

CDB's Solomon talks challenges and change

Climate change grabs the global headlines but it is not the only major issue facing the nations of the Caribbean. Isaac Solomon, Acting President of the Caribbean...

14 March 2024

EDB’s cheatsheet for cross-border PPPs

Cross-border PPPs are complex and few in number - but potentially highly impactful. Evgeniy Vinokurov, chief economist at Eurasian Development Bank (EDB), discusses the...

08 March 2024

SDG Loan Fund: Steps to scaling blended finance

The $1.1 billion SDG Loan Fund is one of the largest blended finance funds launched to date and follows a string of other landmark funds that have successfully tapped...

28 February 2024
Finance and other

New Brazilian infra law calms fears of BNDES expansion

Brazil's new infrastructure law has been broadly welcomed by the project finance market. In addition to providing stimulus for a wider infrastructure investor base, the...

22 February 2024
Finance and other

CLIMA: A new type of grant to unlock debt market ambitions?

IDB’s new CLIMA initiative offers a new type of grant that imitates a 5% loan principal discount to borrowers for meeting nature and climate objectives. The goal is not...

15 February 2024
Finance and other

AfDB’s hybrid capital first: A new funding tool for MDBs

AfDB's highly anticipated $750 million 10.5-year perpetual non-call venture into hybrid capital has not only established a promising benchmark, but has also signalled...

07 February 2024
Climate finance

Climate loss and damage: A hard nut to crack

Loss and damage caused by climate change was finally operationalised into a proper fund at COP28 last November. But how do you raise $400 billion of humanitarian...