Development Finance

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Development finance plays a significant role in financing countries’ green economic growth. CPI works with development finance institutions to assess the effectiveness of their policies, instruments, investments, and portfolios, while identifying risks and opportunities. This includes work with the International Development Finance Club (IDFC), a group of 26 national and regional development banks from all over the world, to map their green finance commitments and providing recommendations for how they can align their operations and strategies with the Paris Agreement.

Latest work

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5 Climate Finance Themes that Emerged from COP26

The blizzard of announcements and events from COP26 can be challenging to parse.

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A Snapshot of Urban Green Finance in Two Indian Cities

This study examines the landscape of urban green finance in two Indian cities, Hyderabad and Kolkata

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IDFC Green Finance Mapping 2021

This Green Finance Mapping report assesses financial commitments made by the International Development Finance Club (IDFC) members in 2020.

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Framework for Sustainable Finance Integrity

Framework for Sustainable Finance Integrity provides first-of-its kind guide to necessary action across the public and private financial sectors

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Coal Power Finance in High-Impact Countries

This brief highlights the political and economic dynamics underpinning recent investments in coal-fired power in 18 high-impact countries, defined as the countries with the highest absolute gaps in access to electricity.

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Podcast: Vikram Widge speaks to Paulson Institute's The Green Team

In this podcast, Vikram Widge, our Senior Advisor shares his thoughts on climate finance, expectations for China’s national carbon market, the role of private sector green finance, and the trajectory of green finance development.

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Climate finance tracking: From data to ambition to action

The EU REDD Facility, Climate Policy Initiative, and the United Nations Development Programme gathered experts from governments, donor agencies, and organizations tracking climate finance to take stock of progress, in an online workshop.

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Recovery Bonds

This paper assesses the potential for Recovery Bonds to help sovereigns raise capital to fund a sustainable and climate-resilient post-COVID recovery.

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