The Future of Development Finance: Financing a Post-Pandemic World

The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the global financing picture by exacerbating needs and challenges. While countries focus on financing relief efforts and rebuilding their economies, aid budget cuts and policy restrictions at multilateral agencies threaten the speed and flexibility of a coordinated response.

In addition, a mounting number of other challenges around the world — from climate change to the collapse of the Afghan government — will be costly to address and may compete for a limited pool of funding.

The pandemic, meanwhile, seems to have accelerated an interest in sustainable investing, including environmental, social, and governance bonds. How can these trends be harnessed to maximize impact? And will they truly change the way the private sector operates? Many questions remain about how various parts of the development finance ecosystem can best mobilize additional funding and help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

For the third year in a row, they invite you to join development finance institutions, aid agencies, finance experts, international NGOs, corporate leaders, and investors for a day of conversations about the future of development finance.

This event will include live captioning as well as French and Spanish interpretation.

Time: 8 a.m. ET | 12 p.m. GMT

Location: Virtual

Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021