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Search Results: International
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Territorial and Farmers Financing MechanismsMembers only Login
Forest and farm producer organizations (FFPOs) from Africa, Asia, and the Americas met with potential donors and allies in Washington D.C. to discuss advantages and opportunities to invest in and strengthen the capacities of indigenous, community,...
Agricultural Lending: A How-To Guide Members only Login
Agriculture is the main source of income and employment for the 70 percent of the world's poor, who live in rural areas. Yet, only 10 percent of gross domestic produce (GDP) in low and middle income countries is generated by the agricultural sector....
The Major Players In Agri-FinanceMembers only Login
Here are some of the big players in the agri-finance universe. The types of players include banks that specialize in agricultural loans, nonbank finance companies that do land and equipment loans, farmer-owned lending co-ops, REITs that own and...
State of the Market 2021 - Climate Bonds InitiativeMembers only Login
This is the first State of the Market Report for North America. This report describes the shape and size of labelled green, social and sustainability (GSS) debt issued by entities domiciled in either the USA or Canada extending to the end of March...
Interim Report on the Economic and Trade Agreement between the U.S. and China
This Interim Report issued by United States Trade Representative and Secretary of the Department of Agriculture identifies key achievements from February to October 2020 in the area of agricultural trade between the United States and China.
ICMA's Sustainability Standards and Labels for Green Bond Market Participants UpdatedMembers only Login
This document from the International Capital Market Association provides an overview for green bond market participants to consider when they are assessing the relevance, strengths, and weaknesses of various sustainability standards or labels as a...
EX-IM Bank FY 2019 Annual ReportMembers only Login
This is the annual report for the U.S. Export-Import Bank (EX-IM Bank) for FY19. In FY 2019, EXIM authorized a total of nearly $8.2 billion to support approximately $9.1 billion of U.S. exports and an estimated 34,000 American jobs.
Renewable Energy Finance Brief: Green Bonds
This brief, published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), posits that reallocating global capital into sustainable solutions requires a greater supply of effective and desirable capital market instrument. Green bonds help bridge...
The World Bank - Green Bond Impact Report 2019Members only Login
The World Bank's 2019 Green Bond Impact Report shows investors how we are working with our member countries to support their climate finance efforts and deliver results, on a project-by-project basis.
Airport Networks and the Sustainability of Small AirportsMembers only Login
This evidence-based ACI Policy Brief gives visibility to a specific organizational and management model for airports: the airport network model. Synergistic airport networks that pool revenues, costs, and profits and are built on economies of scale...
Growing Green Bond Markets: The Development of Taxonomies to Identify Green Assets Members only Login
Green bond guidelines are being implemented across the globe to support issuers and investors in selecting and reporting on suitable projects. However, a gap of adoption of green definitions remains, suggesting the need to develop consistent...
FAQs about the U.S. International Development Finance CorporationMembers only Login
The BUILD Act of 2018 establishes a new agency—the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (IDFC)—by consolidating and expanding existing U.S. government development finance functions, which are conducted primarily by the Overseas Private...
Can Tax Increment Financing Support Transportation Infrastructure Investment?Members only Login
This report by Murtaza Haider and Liam Donaldson reviews alternative sources of revenue to support new infrastructure and other development projects for which municipal funds are not readily available. This report reviews two such instruments: Tax...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: U.S. vs. U.K. Access to Capital StrategiesMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, learn from U.S. and U.K. experts how each country addresses their respective access to capital challenges, and the ways in which our two countries' can learn from...
Measuring The Success of Public-Private Partnership Projects - A Conceptual FrameworkMembers only Login
Zayyanu Muhammad uses the Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) approach to develop a conceptual framework for assessing the success of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects. The authors contend that the proposed framework should assist PPP...
Tackling Financial Exclusion through Local Finance PartnershipsMembers only Login
UK-based Responsible Finance has issued a report that examines in depth three high-impact local finance partnerships, and considers how their model can be adopted and scaled to comprehensively tackle the challenges of financial exclusion.
Green Bonds for Cities: A Strategic Guide for City-level Policymakers in Developing CountriesMembers only Login
This report by the Climate Policy Initiative offers a strategic guide for cities in developing countries to access green bond market flows, a potential source of finance for cities in developing countries looking to secure investment in low-carbon,...
The UK’s Community & Economic Development Finance ApproachMembers only Login
Jennifer Tankard of Responsible Finance, discusses the UK's community economic development finance approach.
Moody's Assigns its First Green Bond Assessment to Dutch Mortgage DealMembers only Login
Moody's Investors Service has released a report from their first assigned Green Bond Assessment (GBA) of GB1 to GREEN STORM 2016 B.V., a Dutch green residential mortgage-backed securitisation (RMBS).
Catalytic First Loss CapitalMembers only Login
GIIN explains how catalytic first loss capital can encourage the flow of capital to high risk opportunities by improving their risk-return profiles.
Breaking the Binary: Policy Guide to Scaling Social InnovationMembers only Login
"Breaking the Binary" outlines a set of 12 case studies in 10 different countries in which policies have been enacted to support the development of social enterprise and related impact investments (also referred to as social investment).
Impact Investment: The Invisible Heart of MarketsMembers only Login
The Social Impact Investment Taskforce have document here several simple, inexpensive and practical steps that should quickly open up $1 trillion of new investment to tackle social problems innovatively and effectively
Impact Investing 2.0: The Way ForwardMembers only Login
This report highlights in great detail 12 impact investment funds that have shown exceptional performance. Through an analysis of these funds, the authors discuss what they believe to be essential components of successful impact investments.
Private Capital, Public Good: How Smart Federal Financing Can Galvanize Impact InvestingMembers only Login
This report highlights strategies for how the government can partner with impact investors to unleash new capital, talent, and energy for social, economic and environmental good.
Guidebook for Impact Investors: Impact MeasurementMembers only Login
The guidebook provides readers with a basic overview of social metrics for impact investing, an outline of the issues and challenges associated with impact investing, and a summary of existing social impact measurement tools.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Muni Bond Market: Continued Strength or Volatility? An Outlook on 2016Members only Login
In these CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast slides, hear from muni bond experts as they reflect on 2015 and forecast the rest of 2016.
Export Financing Programs from SBAMembers only Login
Jim Newton, International Trade Finance Specialist for the SBA, outlines a variety of export financing assistance programs offered by the SBA.
British Business Bank Annual Report 2015Members only Login
The newly established British Business Bank is a public limited Company wholly owned by the Government with three principal subsidiaries. This annual report covers details of the bank's first year of operation.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Muni Market Up, Stock Market Down: A Capital Markets BriefingMembers only Login
An update on the capital markets is presented by Bob Gamble of Public Financial Management for the CDFA//BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Muni Market Up, Stock Market Down: A Capital Markets BriefingMembers only Login
During this CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast, a briefing of the capital markets is presented by Bob Gamble of Public Financial Management, as we move into the fourth quarter of 2015.
2015 Midyear Outlook
LPL Financial Research gives a report on the municipal market of 2015, illustrating the many influencing factors.
CDFA Welcomes IED
Toby Rittner, President and CEO of Council for Development Finance Agencies (CDFA), congratulates UK-based Institute of Economic Development (IED) on their successful year. Additionally, he gives an overview of CDFA and welcomes the partnership...
Social Impact Investment: Building the Evidence BaseMembers only Login
This OECD report provides a framework for assessing the social impact investment market and focuses on the need to build the evidence base. The report highlights the importance of further international collaborations in developing global standards...
Innovative Financing for DevelopmentMembers only Login
This Global Development Incubator report describes the financing can promote development outcomes. It aims to create a common language and vision for leaders in the public and private sector to use as they explore innovative financing opportunities.
Financing Techniques for Brownfield Remediation
Professor Nico Groenendijk from the University of Twente (Netherlands) provides an in-depth analysis of brownfield financing and the various costs/benefits. Of the financing techniques provided, the guide includes four models of public-private...
Increasing Economic Opportunity In Distressed Urban Communities With EB-5Members only Login
The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City offers insights into the potential of the EB-5 program as a tool for impact investing in inner cities. A set of recommendations is offered to leverage this tool to maximize economic opportunity in...
State of the Bonds and Climate Change MarketMembers only Login
The annual Bonds and Climate Change report aims to estimate the size of the existing universe of bonds whose proceeds are used primarily for financing the transition to a low carbon and climate resilient economy. Included is a thorough analysis of...
Clean Energy Services for All: Financing Universal ElectrificationMembers only Login
This report by the Sierra Club looked at how energy access can be delivered more cost-effectively to the people around the world. The report states that increasing the use of energy efficiency measures can bring down the cost of energy, allowing it...
Lessons and Opportunities: Providers of Social Impact Bonds PerspectivesMembers only Login
In this paper, New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) examines the evolution of Social Investment Bonds (SIBs) from the perspective of providers and sector experts who attended their roundtable in April 2014.
Anatomy of EB-5 Investment InfographicMembers only Login
This infographic highlights the process of using EB-5 for Brooklyn Navy Yard’s first EB-5 funded project through IIUSA President’s Advisory Council member, New York City Regional Center (NYCRC).
Green Bonds: Fifty Shades of GreenMembers only Login
RBC Capital Markets provides a report on green bonds. Included in the report is an overview of green bonds, what the current market looks like globally, and the growth opportunity for green bonds in North America.
Urban Innovations: Financial Tools in Brownfield Revitalization
This article, written by Casey Brendon, David Bergman, Judy Dunstan and Hon Lu, focuses on the City of Toronto's experience providing financial tools for brownfield redevelopment.
Ontario Brownfields Showcase Volume II
The Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing released a Brownfields Showcase Part II, which provides an updated overview of brownfields redevelopment opportunities, tools, strategies and new case studies.
Ontario Brownfields Showcase Volume I
The Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing released a Brownfields Showcase which provides an overview of brownfields redevelopment opportunities, tools, strategies and case studies.
EB-5 Financing Overview: NYLO South Dallas HotelMembers only Login
Gabriel Hidalgo with Civitas Capital Group discusses the EB-5 program and the City of Dallas Regional Center and gives an overview of the NYLO South Dallas Hotel case study.
Advanced Energy Now 2014 Market ReportMembers only Login
This market report, prepared by Navigant Research, is the first annual report on market size, by revenue, of the advanced energy industry worldwide and in the United States.
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