• The Growing Role of DFIs in International Development Policy

  • 08 July 2010
  • As contribution to the discussion about the bilateral DFI's involvement in private sector development, the EDFI members have in July 2010 launched a new consultancy report as a follow-up to the report of the Nordic DFIs, published in Stockholm in October 2009. The new report covers the activities of all 15 EDFI members.. READ MORE

    • 11 01 21 Growing role of DFIs (1.64 MB) Download
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  • Press release September 23, 2011

  • 24 September 2011
  • Leading Development Finance Institutions Launch Corporate Governance Framework to Support Emerging MarketsThe leaders of more than 25 development finance institutions today will adopt the Corporate Governance Development Framework, a common set of guidelines to support sustainable economic development in emerging markets.

    • 11 09 22 CG DFIs Press Release (154.70 KB) Download
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  • Press release September 23, 2011

  • 23 September 2011
  • A new report finds that international finance institutions play a key role in catalyzing job creation and growth through the private sector in emerging markets, particularly as governments face increased pressure on public resources. See Webcast from the report launch here

    • 11 09 23 Press Release IFI Report (49.92 KB) Download
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  • New Report Finds International Finance Institutions Critical for Job Creation in Emerging Markets

  • 23 September 2011
  • The report, International Finance Institutions and Development through the Private Sector, was launched during the World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings. It was produced by 31 international finance institutions (IFIs). Senior officials of more than 20 IFIs were attending the launch event. See Webcast from the report launch here

    • 11 09 23 IFI Report on private sector (2.78 MB) Download
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  • Joint International Finance Institutions Communiqué: Contributing to Creating More and Better Jobs

  • 14 January 2013
  • A group of International and Development Finance Institutions (including 13 EDFI members) published on January 14 a joint communiqué to contribute to Creating More and Better Jobs, on the occasion of the launch of IFC job study report. Over 200 million people are currently unemployed, most of them young people. To keep up with population growth, 600 million jobs have to be added by 2020.The IFI and DFI signatories of the communiqué renewed their commitment to do all they can to help address this critical issue. The private sector provides 9 out of 10 jobs in developing countries, and therefore plays a key role in creating the new jobs needed and fostering growth.

    • Read the joint communique (562.39 KB) Download
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  • IFIs Harmonization Initiative

  • 22 October 2013
  • Harmonized Development Results Indicators for Private Sector Investment Operations. In October 2013, twelve members of the European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI) together with other thirteen International Financial Institutions (IFIs) signed a memorandum to foster collaboration and enhance private sector development impact. The memorandum signature of the “IFIs Harmonized Development Results Indicators for Private Sector Investment Operations” represents a landmark achievement for developing finance and an important step towards developing a global standard to measure and report on development results in the private sector. The harmonization will enable a more efficient, consistent and timely analysis of projects’ impact results, a better coordination and partnership between the public and private sector, and  will enhance the sharing of best practices and lessons learned among the IFIs. The initiative harmonizes indicators definitions, units of measurement and reporting standards for 28 core indicators from 12 different sectors. This will allow IFIs to use common datasets to assess the development results of their operations. The harmonized indicators will make IFIs impact assessment more consistent across institutions. It will be easier to aggregate and compare sector and regional impact results and to better assess the overall development effect of different institutions in particular areas. As a result, private and public institutions will be able to better coordinate their development efforts. At the same time, clients will also benefit from the harmonization of the reporting standards, especially private sector clients receiving investment from different development institutions, as it will ease the reporting burden and save time. Finally, the implementation of the harmonized indicators will simplify the projects’ benchmarking and facilitate the sharing of best practices and lessons learned among IFIs. The signature of the memorandum took place in Washington DC during the World Bank Group Annual Meeting. It is the successful conclusion of a wide consensus reached through an iterative consultation process were many experts and stakeholders from different IFIs and international institutions were involved. The EDFI members look forward to continuing their collaboration with other IFIs to refining and complementing the initial list of indicators included in the memorandum and improve its application in the future.   For more information: Memorandum - IFIs Harmonized Development Results Indicators  

    • Press Release - IFI Harmonization Initiative (324.43 KB) Download
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  • European Development Finance Institutions join forces to fight climate change

  • 25 February 2011
  • Agence Française de Développement, the European Investment Bank and eleven members of the Association of European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI) for private sector investments in developing and reforming economies, have agreed to jointly finance climate change and climate efficiency projects. The institutions have agreed to establish the Interact Climate Change Facility to enhance combined climate action initiatives

    • 11 02 25 ICCF Press Release (77.37 KB) Download
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  • EDFI members endorse ILPA Private Equity Principles

  • 03 December 2009
  • European and Asian development finance institutions (DFIs), including 8 EDFI members, have publicly endorsed the Institutional Limited Partners Association’s Private Equity Principles (Principles), a set of guidelines intended to strengthen the long‐term viability of private equity as an asset class. READ MORE

    • EDFIs endorse ILPA Principles (64.82 KB) Download
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  • EDFI energy evaluation 2012

  • 20 July 2012
  • Synthesis of findings from in-depth evaluations by Dalberg consultants of three EDFI energy infrastructure investments in sub-Saharan Africa.  The investments evaluated are Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) in Zambia, and two Kenyan power plants, Olkaria III and Rabai Power. The evaluation focused on understanding the development impact and distilling lessons learned for the energy sub-sector.

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