February 2

African Development Bank Sells Hybrid Note in Development Finance First

By Karin Strohecker and Rachel Savage

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has sold its long-awaited hybrid capital note, the first financing of its kind for multilateral development banks, which are under increasing pressure to find ways to boost their lending.

The G20 group of major economies has urged multilateral lenders to explore hybrid financing structures, to try to maximise balance sheets and increase funding to help developing economies with crises including climate change.

Source: CNBC Africa (link opens in a new window)

climate change, development finance, global development, lending