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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

26 January 2024
Finance and other

How do you fix overpriced macro risk premiums?

DFI support mechanisms have tended to focus on the project-specific micro premium in cost of capital. But a report for the Climate Policy Initiative by Avinash Persaud...

18 January 2024

Reimagining MDBs: How The Rockefeller Foundation is fuelling the engines of reform

Some of the most ambitious innovations in international development finance – from callable capital to rechannelling SDRs to forex risk exchange programmes – are being...

10 January 2024

Reimagining MDBs: The critique blended finance needs

One of the most important elements of the Capital Adequacy Framework (CAF) conversation is how MDBs are actually going to scale up private capital mobilisation. At the...

03 January 2024
Finance and other

Reimagining MDBs: The credit rating agency perspective

MDBs are being tasked to push the boundaries on balance sheet conservativeness, but the level of impact this could have on their triple-A ratings is uncertain. Credit...

19 December 2023

Uxolo's development finance trends of 2023

2023 was the year of innovation for development finance, circled by the ongoing discussion around the G20 Capital Adequacy Framework (CAF) report and how MDBs can be...

13 December 2023
Climate finance, Finance and other, Renewable energy

Unveiling Insights: Uxolo Development Finance Report 2023

Dive into some of the key highlights from Uxolo’s development finance report, assessing the market’s concerns and focuses amidst a landscape of growing investor caution.

07 December 2023

Uxolo 2023 Development Finance Report: Reflecting the development finance reality

Experience is as influential a shaper of development finance policy as data, and this year's edition of Uxolo's Development Finance Report carries more canvassed...