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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Debt-for-climate swaps — are they really a good idea, and what are the challenges?

Debt-for-climate swaps have become a movement within development finance over the past few months. But: Are they really a good idea, and if so what hurdles must be overcome to get to the opportunities beyond?

Publication

Scaling Innovative Climate Finance Instruments: Experience from the Lab

While challenging, scaling up climate finance ideas is possible, and is greatly facilitated by four success factors that can be influenced by the entrepreneurs developing these initiatives and their stakeholders.

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It’s time for recovery finance to step up

Now, more than ever, development finance has a role to play in addressing both short and long-term needs, setting market signals, and taking risks the private sector can’t bear – all roles crucial for setting the trajectory toward a more sustainable future.

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IDFC Green Finance Mapping 2020

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Towards a greener tomorrow: India needs climate budget tagging

Climate budget tagging will help identify, classify, and weigh climate-relevant spending, thereby enabling the estimation, monitoring, and tracking of such expenditures

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Landscape of Green Finance in India

Climate Policy Initiative’s Landscape of Green Finance in India presents the most comprehensive information on green investment flows in the country in FY 2017-FY 2018.

Blog

The road to sustained recovery in India starts with a definition of green finance

A roadmap for a comprehensive green finance strategy in India to help ensure a sustainable recovery.

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How National Development Banks can drive climate-smart solutions in cities during COVID-19 and beyond

In this blog, CPI’s Priscilla Negreiros highlights that National Development Banks have the potential to unlock needed climate investment into cities.

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