2017 Global Development Finance Conference

18.10.2017 - 19.10.2017, Cape Town, South Africa

Financing for Development: Innovative Practices and Research

This conference aims to discuss issues around development finance sustainability and role played by development finance support agencies in global development. As commercial and investment banks continue to reduce lending globally, development finance institutions, governments and other development finance support agencies are expected to fill the gap left by these traditional lending institutions. Relevance and sustainability will require innovative thinking and ideas around finance for development to support businesses at the "bottom of the pyramid".

The conference will promote sessions for Development Finance Institutions to discuss the important development finance issues. In addition, it will off the opportunity to academics and postgraduate students to discuss their research work in the Development Finance field. The conference will bring together development finance practitioners, economic clusters of government, academics, researchers from institutions working in the area of development and other researchers from commercial banks, central banks and other international development institutions. The Conference will focus (not exclusively) on the following:

  • The Scorecard of PPPs and Infrastructure Development in Africa - Are PPPs really catalysing GDP growth?;
  • Financing for WHOSE Development? - From Poverty to Power;
  • Latest Developments in Structured Finance for Social Impact - Beyond Social Impact Bonds to Securitisations; and
  • Agricultural value-chain systems: where are the weakest and strongest links?

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