Institutional Investors Documents

24.07.2017 | BSDC, CBGF | BSDC, CBGF

The State of Blended Finance aims to expand the evidence-base around the potential of blended finance to help close the SDG funding gap by summarizing blended finance deal trends and identifying ongoing blended finance-related efforts of key actors...

05.07.2017 | F. Stewart, R. Despalins and I. Remizova | The World Bank

The potential for pension funds to contribute to capital markets and thereby economic growth has been argued on a theoretical basis and demonstrated empirically. However, reforms fostering the development of funded pension systems have not had the...

15.04.2017 | K. Maurer | BMZ, GIZ

Infrastructure development is key to reaching the sustainable development goals. Africa needs to invest some US$ 135 billion every year into economic and social infrastructure to keep pace with the growing population. This desk study has been...

29.03.2017 | S. Alibhai, S. Bell and G. Conner | The World Bank

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the economic backbone of virtually every economy in the world. This compendium brings together several approaches to the SME story, exploring policies and frameworks to support SMEs, analyzing innovations in...

31.12.2016 | B. Diallo, F. Tchana Tchana, A.G. Zeufack | The World Bank

This paper explores the landscape, contributions, and determinants of sovereign wealth funds' long-term investments in Sub-Saharan Africa. The study finds that of all regions, Africa receives the lowest share of investment from sovereign wealth...

15.12.2016 | EIB | EIB

This study follows-up on European Investment Bank's (EIB) 2015 study on “Recent Trends in Banking in sub-Saharan Africa - From Financing to Investment”. Against the background of a rapidly evolving context for the Sub-Saharan Africa banking...

31.10.2016 | H. Halland, M. Noël, S. Tordo and J. Kopler-Owens | The World Bank

This paper identifies some of the challenges that these funds face in their endeavor to achieve economic policy objectives while also securing commercial financial returns—the so-called double bottom line. Through the review of the objectives,...

08.09.2016 | MFW4A | MFW4A

his report covers the first year of MFW4A’s 2015-2017 strategy and its portfolio of initiatives. The strategy was shaped by extensive consultations with our governance bodies and other stakeholders, and builds on our successes while integrating...

06.07.2016 | MFW4A | MFW4A

This report covers the first year of MFW4A’s 2015-2017 strategy and its portfolio of initiatives. The strategy was shaped by extensive consultations with our governance bodies and other stakeholders, and builds on our successes while integrating...

30.04.2016 | SAVCA | SAVCA

The Southern African pension funds industry has undergone significant growth in the past decade. In South Africa, the largest market in the region, pension assets are estimated to have nearly doubled between 2004 and 2014, to $234 billion. The...

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