Publish What You Fund is working collaboratively with Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and other stakeholders to increase the transparency of DFIs. The DFI Transparency Initiative is a 2 ½ year project looking at the use of public money by DFIs to meet global development goals. We are using an evidenced-based, multi-stakeholder approach to advocate for greater transparency and accountability of DFIs.
We’re excited to share our findings from our second work stream on the transparency of impact management - objectives, theories of change and impacts. Achieving developmental impact is a central mandate of DFIs, setting them apart from commercial institutions. The development contribution of DFIs is seen as a critical component in achieving the sustainable development goals. This work stream seeks to understand the ways in which DFIs predict, measure, and disclose impact. Our work interrogates the processes informing, and the disclosure of, both ex-ante impact predictions and ex-post results monitoring and evaluation.
This webinar will also be accompanied with a working paper detailing the findings from work stream 2, which we will send beforehand to those who have registered for the event.
We are continuing our work on the DFI Transparency Initiative with the key themes that we identified with our Project Advisory Board. There will be more opportunities for engagement during the rest of our research. The works streams include:
- Basic Project Information
- Impact management - objectives, theories of change and impacts
- Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Accountability to Communities
- Value of Investment: Concessionality, Mobilisation and Structure of Deal
- Financial Intermediaries, Offshore Financial Centres and Beneficial Ownership