Conference on Realizing the Full Potential of National Development Banks : Supporting SDGs & Structural Transformation
On May 28th, 2019 the Institute of New Structural Economics at Peking University (INSE), the Research Institute of China Development Bank and the French Agency for Development (AFD) , co-organized this conference. This one day event gathered Chinese and international scholars, think tanks and members of the development finance community, including members of IDFC, from all continents.
The Conference was opened by Rémy Rioux, AFD CEO and IDFC Chairperson, Yong Liu, China Development Bank (CDB)’s Chief Economist and Dean of Research Institute and Justin Yifu Lin, INSE Professor and Dean. “‘Thinking globally and acting locally : National Development Banks are key to achievement of the SDGs” said Rémy Rioux.
Hamid Tawfiki , CEO of CDG Capital, member of the CDG Group, Mutsuya Mori, JICA Vice President, Michael Hillary, DBSA Group Director, Financing Operations, Dr. Wolfram Erhardt, Director of KfW Beijing office, Leonardo Botelho, BNDES Head of the Cooperation and International Relations Department and Carlo Segni, Gruppo CDP Head of Cooperation and Development participated in panel discussions to delve deeper into the nature and role of national development in addressing SDGs and Climate Finance, their function in promoting economic structural transformation. Together with experts, scholars, policy-makers, practitioners, and other stakeholders in the field of DFIs this event fostered the reinforcement of a vibrant community of DFI research and practice. The event was also be the opportunity to present and discuss the latest analytical pieces of work produced by the Institute of New Structural Economics, the China Development Bank and the Center for Global Development and particularly the study on IDFC and SGDs.