Long-Term Finance Documents

13.06.2018 | M. Fuchs | CAHF

This working paper explores the causes of high interest rates in African countries in an attempt to establish recommendations for how they might be reduced. Fiscal dominance, weak regulatory frameworks that drive up credit risk premiums, a lack of...

31.12.2017 | Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) | Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA)

The report examines how new resources are being mobilised at a country level, while continuing to present data on a regional basis to provide consistency with previous years’ reports. This will provide better insight into jurisdictions where...

17.12.2017 | A. Ahmad, A. Alawode and al. | The World Bank

This PPIAF (Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory facility)-funded report aims to discuss and disseminate information on how Islamic finance has been applied in infrastructure projects through PPP schemes, what the structural challenges and...

30.11.2017 | S. Prieto & E. Simmons | Habitat for Humanity International

The 2016-17 State of Housing Microfinance, based upon a survey of 101 housing microfinance practitioners, is composed of insights and findings regarding practitioners’ perceptions of the challenges and opportunities facing housing microfinance,...

01.11.2017 | P. Ducret & M. Scolan | AFD

This book is the first volume that describes and deciphers the extraordinary changes that have affected green finance over the last two years following COP21. For a long time, many financial players considered that climate finance was a business for...

24.10.2017 | CAHF | CAHF

The eighth edition of the Housing Finance in Africa Yearbook covers 54 African countries and five regions – an addition of three country profiles this year. It has again sought out new data and refined the approach to the affordability graphs using...

13.09.2017 | D. Stanko & B. Asgrimsson | IOPS

This paper investigates the approach and the methodology used for supervising private pension funds’ investment management practices and activities, with a focus on non-traditional investment (such as hedge funds, currency, commodities, structured...

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...

30.06.2017 | R. Sebudde, S. Shukla, V. Goffe and al. | The World Bank

As a result of a number of internal and external shocks, Uganda’s economy is currently growing at the lowest rate recorded over the past two decades. The decline over the past five years is related partly to the increasingly volatile external...

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