70 development finance experts participated on 24 May in EDFI’s Annual Meeting, hosted by DEG in Cologne, to discuss the trends and hot topics surrounding the shifting development finance architecture. CEOs from DFIs met with senior representatives from the government institutions that own the DFIs, alongside executives from EIB, OPIC, FinDev Canada, the OECD DAC, the European Commission and others.
Bold development goals challenge DFIs to grow investment in emerging economies. DFIs are scaling up their own efforts and devising innovative financing strategies to mobilise more private finance to achieve the SDGs. The EU has also pushed the private sector to the centre of its development finance priorities and is putting a strong emphasis on its new guarantee programme to drive more sustainable public and private investments. “Our institutions are and will be faced with huge challenges to carry out their mandate and contribute to the SDGs. Hence, we are very pleased to offer a platform to our shareholders and our partners to discuss how we can work more closely to address these changes”, said Nanno Kleiterp, EDFI Chair.
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