Development Banks

The Liquidity and Sustainability Facility for African Sovereign Bonds

The Liquidity and Sustainability Facility for African Sovereign Bonds

Published: 15 March 2021
Study

The aim of this paper is to contribute to an informed dialogue on the most appropriate forms of development finance. In view of the critical debt situation of African countries in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, and of the longer-term ambition to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, this discussion is more vital than ever.

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The Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB): Global leader in infrastructure finance, at what cost?

Published: 23 February 2021
Study

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a multilateral bank for infrastructure financing and plans to become the leading global institution for financing infrastructure projects. The study from autumn 2020 analyses why binding rules on transparency at the AIIB, especially with regard to its environmental and social standards, are very important. 

Read also the related article, showing why the bank must intensify its efforts to inform the public in a timely manner about the environmental and social risks of its projects.

Securitization for Sustainability

Securitization for Sustainability

Published: 28 November 2019
Study

The new consensus in international development circles focuses on private finance as the solution to pressing sustainability Securitization is at the core of international efforts to encourage private finance to invest in SDGs and other sustainability-related activities. This paper maps potential strategies that would guide the agenda of securitisation for sustainability.

World Bank Investments in Palm Oil May Undermine EU Decisions

Published: 8 October 2018
Policy Brief

The rapid development of Indonesia’s palm oil industry, particularly over the last four decades, which to some extent has been ‘development at all costs’, has generated significant revenues but has caused simultaneously massive environmental degradation. Human rights violations in palm oil plantations are also widely documented.