In the context of the severe crisis affecting the world following the Covid-19 disruption, this new edition focused on development banks’ key contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to paving the way to rebuild our economic systems in a more responsible and sustainable way.
Two Rendez-vous were at the agenda:
The conference was organized with the academic support of the lnstitute of New Structural Economics at Peking University (INSE), the lnstitute for Sustainable Development and lnternational Relations (lDDRl) and of the Foundation for Studies and Research on International Development (FERDI).
This workshop was dedicated to researchers and experts from academia, think tanks and international organizations.
An initiative with 28 researchers from 20 institutions
The researchers involved in the International Research Initiative on Public Development Banks (PDBs) and Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) working groups and pilot research program presented their findings. This network of thematically-focused open working groups, involving 28 researchers from 20 institutions across the globe, was launched by the Institute of New Structural Economics (INSE) at Peking University, and sponsored by the Agence française de développement (AFD), Ford Foundation, and the International Development Finance Club (IDFC).
16 research papers were discussed, covering the five key challenges exposed by the research program:
The summary of this research papers is published in 10 key recommendations for decision-makers. Avalaible on AFD's website.
13:00 – 14:20 Working Group - Business Model of Development Banks
13:30 – 14:50 Working Group - Inclusion of Development Banks in the Global Financial Architecture
9-10 November 2020
The Open Discussion Days gathered researchers, Public Development Banks representatives and other stakeholders, to reflect on the key role development banks and DFIs could play for building an efficient global development finance architecture.
It aimed to deliver concrete, evidence-based recommendations to decision-makers.
Presentation of the Development banks database.
Jiajun Xu, Institute for New Structural Economics at Peking University (China) • Régis Marodon, Special Adviser on Sustainable Finance, Research Department AFD (France)
Moderator: Sébastien Treyer, Executive Director of IDDRI (France)
Mariana Mazzucato, Professor atthe University College London–UCL(UK) • Kevin Gallagher, Director of the Global Development Policy Center at Boston University (USA) • Friederike Köhler-Geib, chief economist of KfW (Germany) • Haje Schütte, Head of Development Finance Division at OCDE • Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, Global Director of theSustainable Finance Center, World Resources Institute (WRI)
The Role of developing banks the construction of more resilient societies
Moderator: Shari Spiegel, Chief of the Policy Analysis & Development Branch at UNDESA
Stephany Griffith-Jones, Financial Markets Director at Columbia University (England) • Bruno Cabrillac, Deputy Director General of Economics and International Relations for Banque de France, Senior Fellow at Ferdi (France) • Sergio Gusmão Suchodolski, Chief Executive Officer of the Development Bank of Minas Gerais –BDMG (Brazil) • Nancy Lee, senior policy fellow at CGDev (USA) • Serge Ekue, President of the West African Development Bank (BOAD)
Stephany Griffith Jones, Financial Markets Director at Columbia University (England) • Jiajun Xu, Institute for New Structural Economics at Peking University (China)
Moderator: Lavinia Barros de Castro, Manager at BNDES (Brazil)
Samantha Attridge, Senior Research Fellow at ODI (England) • Ahmadou Aly Mbaye, Professor of economics, chancellor and president ofthe University Cheikh Anta DIOP of Dakar (UCAD) • Ulrich Hege, Vice president of the Toulouse School of Economics (France) • Ricardo Gottschalk, Senior Economist, United Nations Office of the Resident Coordinator, South Africa. • Emmanuelle Assouan, DGA for financial stability and operations at Banque de France and Supervisors Network for NGFS (France) -recorded video
Coordinated effort: how can different developing banks collaborate together to achieve the SDGs? The importance of a systematic view
Moderator:José Antonio Ocampo, Columbia University
Wencai Zhang, vice president of the Agricultural Development Bank of China (ADBC)• Admassu Tadesse, President and CEO of the Trade and Development Bank (Eastern and Southern Africa) • Alexia Latortue, Managing Director for Corporate Strategy at EBRD • Alfredo Schclarek Curutchet, Associate researcher, National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET)