How Development Finance Is Starting to Think Big: A Conversation With DFC’s Deputy CEO Nisha Biswal

Development finance is under increasing pressure as it becomes ever more central to global development efforts. But despite being one of the few areas of official development assistance to benefit from rising budgets, there’s a growing realization that it’s not enough; that development finance institutions have to start thinking big to have a chance of achieving radical change. That might mean more collaboration between DFIs, working on a coordinated strategy that thinks about moving entire sectors rather than individual projects.

As development finance faces a challenge that could be critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, join Nisha Biswal, deputy CEO of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation — by far the world’s largest bilateral DFI — to talk about where the sector needs to go from here, the conversations that are happening at the highest levels of DFIs, and what it could mean for the global development industry more broadly. As one of the most experienced and influential voices in U.S. development policy, Biswal will bring deep insight at a critical juncture.

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Location: Virtual

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2024