Lending to, or investing in, financial intermediaries has become an increasingly important aspect of DFI activity in recent years. For some DFIs it represents over half of their total investment portfolio. A lack of transparency means that it is unclear where a great deal of this development finance ends up, the development impacts that it has, and the environment and social risks that it holds for project affected communities.
Our research looks at the current state of transparency of financial intermediary investments by DFIs. We look at opportunities to improve transparency in this area and highlight instances where data disclosure indicates a path towards improvement. The webinar presents the findings of our research, with a particular focus on instances of current best practice within the DFIs and examples of private sector disclosure that indicate opportunities for improvement.
The webinar will be accompanied with a working paper detailing the findings, which we will send beforehand to those who have registered for the event.
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Publish What You Fund is the global campaign for aid and development transparency. The DFI Transparency Initiative works collaboratively with Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and other stakeholders to increase the transparency of DFIs. Through this 2 ½ year project we are looking at the use of public money by DFIs to meet global development goals. As more and more development aid is channelled through private institutions, we are using an evidenced-based, multi-stakeholder approach to advocate for greater transparency and accountability of DFIs.