Building Bridges: National Developpement Banks in the Global Financial Architecture

Conferences Webinars - By : Sarah BENDAHOU / Claire ESCHALIER


The Finance in Common Summit in September was an opportunity to focus more specifically on the role of national public financial institutions in the new global financial architecture, which is currently being thoroughly discussed. National public financial institutions represent the largest amount of public development finance and account for 12% of global (public and private) investments. They will have an important role to play in locally financing the transition and contributing to shape demand, as infrastructure investors, private finance mobilisers and investment innovators. Additionally, they can influence local market practice and disseminate alignment practices. 


Date: September, 5th 2023

Time: 15:45-17:15 (GMT-5) // 22:45-00:15 (CEST)

Format: in person and online

Partners: E3G, Institute for Climate Economics I4CE, World Resouces Institute (WRI) and Climate Policy Initiative (CPI). 


  • Highlight the role of national public financial institutions in a new Global Financial Architecture
  • Identify practices and tools developed by national public financial institutions to finance country-level transitions
  • Identify quick wins and long-term changes in the organisation and operations of national public financial institutions to increase the impact of National Development Banks (NDBs) in financing the transition (and thereby foster their contribution to the 2030 agenda. 



Moderator: Carolyn Neunuebel, WRI 



  • Edgardo Álvarez, ALIDE;
  • Elise Dufief, IDDRI;
  • Claire Eschalier, I4CE;
  • Carolina España, CAF;
  • Valerie Laxton, WRI;
  • Vivian Machado, BNDES;
  • Régis Marodon, AFD;
  • Thomas Marois, SOAS University;
  • Thomas Melonio, AFD;
  • Laura Sabogal, E3G;
  • Alfredo Schclarek Curutchet, University of Córdoba;
  • Mark Swilling, DBSA. 


15:45-15:50: Introduction by moderator 


15:50-16:00: Keynote speech


  • Diego Alejandro Guevara Castañeda, Ministry of Finance of Colombia;
  • Anderson Caputo, IDB.


16:00-16:15: Discussion on the role of PDBs in financing the transition.


Papers to be discussed include:



16:15-16:30: Discussion on the alignment of PDBs.


Papers to be discussed include: 



16:30-16:45: Discussion on how to improve cooperation between national PDBs and international PDBs. 


Papers to be discussed include: 



16:45-17:10: Q&A with the audience


17:10-17:15: Closing remarks by Edgardo Alvarez Chávez, ALIDE



05 Sep 2023

Building Bridges: National Developpement Banks in the Global Financial Architecture

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