An exploration of bilateral development finance institutions business models.
A guest lecture by ISID Professor of Practice Christian Novak.
Abstract: Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) have come under increasing pressure to materially scale their investment and mobilisation, increase their risk appetite to help ignite growth in the poorest countries, and remain profitable at the same time. Bold action by shareholders and their DFIs will be required to change DFI investment strategies, approaches and products. These changes will have implications for current DFI business models, which need to be better understood. This presentation presents the main outcomes of the work that is presented in the ODI Working Paper “An exploration of bilateral development finance institutions’ business models”, co-authored by Christian Novak (McGill’s ISID Professor of Practice) and Samantha Attridge (ODI Senior Research Fellow).