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Masood Ahmed, President, Center for Global Development
Remy Rioux, Chairman, International Development Finance Club and Chief Executive Officer, Agence Française de Développement
Paul Lamontagne, Managing Director, FinDev Canada
Elizabeth Littlefield, former Chief Executive Officer, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Given the changing global landscape, development finance – rather than aid – is poised to be the future of development.
The spotlight is increasingly on Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) to be catalysts in mobilizing needed financing. At a time when their record on development finance mobilization and development impact is still debated, they are nevertheless being asked to play a critical role in helping to fill huge financing gaps associated with meeting the SDGs. Several countries have established new DFIs and others are considering expanding DFI operations.
The Center for Global Development (CGD), the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), and the International Development Finance Club (IDFC) will host a discussion on the future of DFIs.
The discussion will explore:
What are the DFIs’ purpose, distinctive role, and value-added in development?
What role is there for DFIs to support policy development, regulatory frameworks, and long-term planning?
How can DFIs effectively balance development impact and investment sustainability and profitability?
How can DFIs change their business models to increase and improve mobilization of private finance?
Every year, more than 5 million women, children and adolescents die from preventable conditions, due to a significant financing gap for healthcare for women, children and adolescents, and inadequate incentives for provision and use of quality health services, among other factors. The Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child is a new approach to sustainable global health financing that is supporting countries’ approaches to financing and investing in the health of their people.
Five members of the Zimbabwe Working Group traveled to Harare May 20-25 to meet with the government, opposition leaders, and a wide range of business, religious, and civil society organizations to assess prospects for free and fair elections and for meaningful political and economic reform. Please join us to hear from the delegation as they share their findings and recommendations for US policy.