3 mins in development finance/wk31

Introduction

Over the summer, I will share links to content I’ve recently digested that I think are relevant for those interested in Development Finance and Impact investing in general. Not all articles featured here are about the DFIs, but in my opinion, they address the markets we invest in and/or speak about subjects/ideas that we should be aware of.

You will note that I am partial to content on Financial Inclusion, Education and Asia in particular.

Key takeaways

Asia Development Bank committed $9.3billion by July 2020 in COVID response

EU-Vietnam trade agreement that scraps duties on 99% of all goods traded between the parties, entered into Force on August 1.

BIO publishes the three Business Continuity Toolkits for SMEs, Financial Institutions and Infrastructure projects. They recommend that these be read in parallel with their Guidance Note for Employers.

EBRD launched a mobile app to help business owners find the best green technologies that focus on improving energy efficiency, renewable energy, reducing water use and soil erosion.

Paper addressing the funding gap in sustainable agriculture and the role blended finance can play. It provides a good overview of how concessionary capital can be used in investment structures.

Development Finance

IFC

EIB

CDC

Asia Development Bank

AfDB

FMO

BIO

ERDB

AIIB

Misc content in development finance

Country views

India

Vietnam

Myanmar

Indonesia

Cambodia

Laos

Subscription required

The Economist

Financial Times

Nikkei Asian review

Enjoy.

If you have suggestions for articles that should be featured in future lists, please drop me a note.

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