• ADFIAP 39th Annual Meeting in Samoa outstanding in content, organization

    group-photo Over a hundred ADFIAP members, partner-organizations and invited guests convened in Apia, Samoa on May 2-5, 2016 for the 39th ADFIAP Annual Meeting with the theme “DFIs: Building Partnerships for Climate Change Resilience.” The event, hosted by the Samoa Development Bank (SDB), the Samoa National Provident Fund (SNPF) and the Samoa Housing Corporation (SHC), was keynoted by Hon. Auelua Fatialofa Lupesoliai Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of the Independent State of Samoa.

    As climate change is becoming a big concern and challenge which significantly affects many nations, including small islands countries and territories in the Pacific, this year’s conference theme is timely as it is relevant.

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  • Infrastructure financing models in Latin America

    Latin America and the Caribbean’s investment in infrastructure has a direct impact in the growth of the region. For this reason, financial institutions have started projects which benefit such investment with the smaller risk and promote a greater access of the population to house financing.

    Within the framework of the 45 Ordinary Meeting of ALIDE General Assembly, the Infrastructure and Housing Financing Technical Committee meeting was carried out. It was chaired by Ana Salveraglio, president of Banco Hipotecario del Uruguay (BHU). The main topic was the “Mobilization of Resources for the Development of Infrastructure and Housing Projects”, in order to analyze alternatives to finance social Infrastructure and Housing Projects; as well as to agree on common interest activities and to promote more inter institutional cooperation.

    In such sense, Ramón Guzmán Zapater, specialist, leader in Financial Markets, from the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), pointed out that the investment in infrastructure in the energy, water and transportation sectors have a higher impact in growth, and that Latin America and the Caribbean need to invest 5.6% of their GDP a year, some US$280 billion to close their deficit. However, the financing gap is 2.6% of the GDP, around US$130 billion, an amount under the US$143 billion that private pension funds may orient towards fixed income instruments in public infrastructure.

    To contribute to develop infrastructure, the IADB combines resources of technical assistance, loans and guarantees. For this purpose, they have launched a new policy of guarantees that maximizes leverage and return of the public capital, facilitating the private investment supporting the development banking and governments in the diagnosis, risk assessment and design of the optimal financial strategy. The guarantees cover the credit risk of the political risk; and have been underused in the past by multilateral banks. Today they are more necessary because of the infrastructure deficit, the risk aversion and the fiscal restriction in the countries.

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  • 2015 Annual AADFI CEO Forum

    2015-Annual-AADFI-CEO-Forum-photo The 2015 Annual AADFI CEO Forum of African Development Banks and Finance Institutions on the theme “Strengthening African DFIs with Appropriate Standards and Guidelines: 5th Peer Review & Rating of AADFI Member-Institutions” was held at the Speke Resort & Conference Centre, Munyonyo, Kampala- Republic of Uganda from 11-13 November, 2015. The Forum marked the conduct of the 5th Peer Review of AADFI member–institutions which involved a review of the results obtained from individual self-assessments with the Association’s Prudential Standards, Guidelines and Rating System (PSGRS).

    The Forum also provided opportunity for CEOs of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) to review with all stakeholders, namely Director Generals in the DFIs supervisory Ministries, Governors and Heads of relevant Departments in the Central Banks, the implementation and application of the PSGRS Mechanism in DFIs after the 4th Peer Review of member-institutions with the AADFI PSGRS conducted in November 2014. It also examined member-institutions’ PSGRS Summary Ratings Score Sheets and Self-Assessment Results and approved the ratings awarded to them. The Forum enabled participants to identify aspects of the PSGRS Mechanism that needed to be revisited and suggested strategies on how the application of the PSGRS in DFIs could be strengthened. Finally, it served as a platform to share experiences of regulatory authorities in supervising DFIs with the PSGRS, network among CEOs and Stakeholders in development financing, discuss the way forward with the Peer Review and current issues concerning the DFI Sector in Africa.

    Forty-six (46) African national institutions (including 26 ordinary AADFI member-institutions and 4 special AADFI member-institutions and 16 non AADFI member-institutions) submitted their self-assessment to the Peer Review.

    The number of participating institutions being the highest so far recorded, indicates the increasing effectiveness of the PSGRS.

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  • Annual General Assembly/Meetings, Lusaka – Zambia, May 2016, 22 – 24

    Venue & language: Lusaka – Zambia, English/French
    Date & duration: May 2016, 22 – 24

    Objective

    To review the activities of the Association in the last one year and define outlook for future. To discuss current issues affecting DFIs operations and way forward.

    Who should attend?

    CEOs, Management Staff in DFIs, all stakeholders

    Visit the AADFI website to register.

  • Financial Modeling for Project Finance, Uganda, May 2016, 09 – 13

    Venue & language: Uganda, English
    Date & duration: May 2016, 09 – 13

    Objective

    To sharpen skills in financial modeling and how to apply financial modeling tool in developing appropriate financing for projects.

    Who should attend?

    Project Managers, Analyst, Credit and Finance professionals. Participants are required to have knowledge in project finance and use of Excel

    Visit the AADFI website to register.