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Finance in Common

10 Highlights from the First Global Summit of Development Banks

The first Finance in Common Summit on November 9 to 12, was hosted remotely from Paris by Agence Française de Développement. The mainly virtual gathering brought together public development banks to discuss the key issues of the 2030 Agenda and to initiate a new coalition. Here are 10 highlights of this unprecedented event.
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Finance in Common

Aiming for the SDGs: 10 Recommendations for Development Banks Around the World

Amboseli national park, Kenya
AFD’s 14th International Development Research Conference, and the Finance in Common Summit were the occasion for an international network of researchers to offer initial recommendations for boosting the potential of public development banks, and for supporting structural transformations, which help pave the way to a fairer and more sustainable global economy.
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Finance in Common

Finance in Common: New AFD Projects on the Ground

Finance in Common The First Global Summit Of All Public Development Banks
A key organizer of last week’s Finance in Common, the first summit of development banks, and its emblematic statements, AFD Group also committed to a series of new projects on the ground, alongside its partners. Here is a brief rundown of what’s underway.
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Finance in Common

An Inclusive Private Sector Recovery in Africa

During last week's Finance in Common summit, one digital gathering looked to Africa in particular. At the event, “Africa: Towards a Sustainable Recovery for the Private Sector”, organized by EDFI (European Development Financial Institutions) , high-level players announced they will mobilize at least $4 billion for African small and medium-sized enterprises by the end of 2021.
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