Theme: Innovative Development Finance Research and Practices– Expectations and Challenges Ahead
The Chartered Institute of Development Finance and the Africagrowth Institute, in partnership with major development finance institutions, academic institutions and governments, is organising a 2-day conference to discuss issues around development finance sustainability and the role played by development finance support agencies in global development. As commercial and investment banks continue to reduce lending globally, development finance institutions, governments and other development finance support agencies are expected to fill the gap left by these traditional lending institutions. Relevance and sustainability will require innovative thinking and ideas around finance for development to support businesses at the “bottom of the pyramid”.
The conference will promote sessions for Development Finance Institutions to discuss the important development finance issues. In addition, it will offer the opportunity to academics and postgraduate students to discuss their research work in the Development Finance field.
The conference will be bringing together development finance practitioners, economic clusters of government, academics, researchers from institutions working in the area of development and other researchers from commercial banks, central banks and other international development institutions.