• WFDFI BOG meets in Washington, D.C.

    The World Federation of Development Financing Institutions (WFDFI) Board of Governors (BOG) met in Washington, D.C. on October 12, 2017. The meeting, held under the auspices of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) at their headquarters in the U.S. capital, were attended by the secretaries general of the four member-regional associations of DFIs, namely, the Ivory Coast-based African Association of DFIs (AADFI), the Lima, Peru-based Association of DFIs in Latin America and the Caribbean (ALIDE), the Istanbul-based Association of DFIs in Member-Countries of the Islamic Development Bank (ADFIMI) and ADFIAP.

    Among others, the BOG discussed programs and activities to enhance the existing work plan and agreed to further strengthen the relationships and resources of the Federation.

    The WFDFI www.wfdfi.net was established in June 1979 in Zurich to coordinate the work and advocacies of the different regional DFI associations around the world and serve as a platform for information and knowledge exchange.

  • ADFIAP assumes as WFDFI Secretariat

    ADFIAP-To-Assume-As-WFDFI-Secretariat In its Board of Governors (BoG) meeting held at the ALIDE Headquarters in Lima, Peru on October 7, 2015, the World Federation of Development Finance Institutions (WFDFI) has designated ADFIAP as its Secretariat starting in January 2016. It is the second time since 2010 that ADFIAP has been appointed as WFDFI Secretariat. Consequently, ADFIAP Secretary General, Octavio B. Peralta, has been named as WFDFI Secretary General also for the second time in five years.

    The BoG meeting was attended by all four regional association-members of the WFDFI, namely, ADFIAP, the Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI), the Association of National DFIs in Member Countries of the Islamic Development Bank (ADFIMI) and the Association of Latin American and Caribbean DFIs (ALIDE).

    The rotation of the WFDFI Secretariat amongst its regional DFI members was initiated in 1994 by the BoG which is composed of the Secretaries General of the regional associations.

    The WFDFI was founded in Zurich in June 13, 1979 at the UNIDO-organized Development Bank Conference by AADFI, ADFIAP, ALIDE and KfW of Germany to serve as a forum for the regional DFI associations to exchange experiences and best practices and to serve as the focal point for DFIs around the world.

  • ADFIAP speaks at WFDFI international conference on development banking

    wfdfi-conference Under its commitment as a member of good standing of the World Federation of Development Finance Institutions (WFDFI), ADFIAP, represented by its Secretary General, Mr. Octavio B. Peralta, spoke and presented a global situationer of development finance institutions (DFIs) before an audience of about 100 participants from different countries of the world attending the international conference on development banking in the 21st century in Lima, Peru on October 8, 2015 at the headquarters of the Association of Development Finance Institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean (ALIDE).

    Aside from the four WFDFI regional association members, namely, ALIDE, the Association of African DFIs (AADFI), the Association of DFIs in Asia & the Pacific (ADFIAP) and the Association of National DFIs in Member-Countries of the Islamic Development Bank (ADFIMI), participants from multilateral development banks such as the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB) also attended the event.

    The aim of the conference was to present a global perspective on the role, activities and practices of DFIs as well as trends in development banking around the world through WFDFI’s four regional member-associations cited above. The three conference sessions were themed, “Worldwide Development Banking: Concepts & Achievements, “Public Policies & Fields of Action of DFIs and “Public Development Banks: Toward a New Model”.