THE VISIBLE HAND

The 14th AFD International Research Conference on Development, The Visible Hand: Development Banks in Transition, will take place in the framework of the Finance in Common Summit. In the context of the global crisis linked to Covid-19, the conference will focus on development banks’ key contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to paving the way to a responsible and sustainable recovery. It will be held online.

It is 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).

Satellite Events

The momentum initiated by the Finance in Common Summit continues with an ongoing series of working sessions and webinars. Focusing on specific topics and challenges, this diverse program of Satellite Events is dedicated to creating synergies among Public Development Banks and to fostering cooperation with domestic and international institutions.

 

2021

18 October 2021 / from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm (CET)

PDBs moving forward on Paris alignment

13 July 2021 

“The role of business and the financial sector in financing a sustainable and resilient recovery from COVID-19”

11 May 2021 / 11:00am- 2:00pm UTC

Finance in Common Spring Meeting - Africa’s Green and Resilient Recovery: a Common Objective

Webinar

(in English and French)

18 October 2021 / from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (CET) 

First Meeting of the Task Force on Foresight for Sustainable Development Finance

30 September 2021 / from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

The importance of investing in social infrastructure for inclusive, resilient and sustainable societies.

Webinar

27 April 2021 / 9:00am-10:00am ET

Delivering the finance we need for the futures we want: the role of national development banks

Organized by the World Resources Institute (WRI) in partnership with the Finance in Common Initiative 

Webinar

In English only

6 April 2021 / 4pm-5:30pm CET

Launching the Alliance of Subnational Development Banks in Latin America

Co-organized by BDMG and AFD, with the participation of FMDV and IDDRI

Webinar

In English only

2020

13 November 2020 12pm CET

Getting ahead of the Climate Curve - Adaptation Finance in the context of COVID-19’

GCA

Webinar

In English only

2020

10 December 2020 / 11am-12:30pm CET

The Data4Nature Initiative

Webinar

(in English)

2020

2020

13 November 2020 / 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm CET

Aligning with the Objectives of the Paris Agreement

Expert workshop with the Climate Action in Financial Institutions Initiative (I4CE)

Webinar by invitation only

(in English)

2020

10 November 2020 / 4:00 pm - 5.30 pm CET

Water Drives Resilient Countries: A Call to Action for Public Development Banks to Build a Water Finance Coalition

Co-organized by AFD, CAF, EIB, Sanitation and Water for All, and the World Bank, with the participation of Banobras Mexico, CDG Capital Morocco, and OECD

Webinar

(in English)

19 November 2020 4:30pm-6pm CET

"How can development banks accelerate the green financial and budgetary transition"

I4CE, AFD

Webinar

In English only

2020

13 November 2020 3:30pm-5pm CET

"Aligning Financial Intermediary Investments with the Paris Agreement"

Germanwatch, NewClimate Institute, World Resources Institute

Webinar (Public, 500 participants max.)

In English only

2020

13 November 2020 / 3:30pm- 4:30pm CET

Emerging Technologies and Development

GovLab, AFD

Webinar (GovLab platform)

(in English)