Bridging Business and Development with Netherlands’ Partners
Among DFI’s proudest accomplishments are our long-term partnerships with Dutch organizations to address development needs and support sustainable business in emerging markets globally.
Since DFI’s inception 30 years ago, and continuing through this day, DFI has worked closely with several Dutch corporate clients, The Netherlands Embassy in Washington, DC (and around the globe) and international funders such as the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and other public, private and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to tackle the most pressing challenges in critical areas including food security and sustainability, healthcare, climate change, and science and technology, among others.
Date: Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm (London) /17:30 – 19:00 GMT/ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm ET Location: London School of Economics, London
In a speech ahead of the World Bank Group-International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will address the need for a new approach to development finance to meet the aspirations of the world’s 7 billion people and make this generation the first in history to end extreme poverty.
NPR’s social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam reports how financial institutions in countries where people lack financial records could look into using records on cell phone use to determine the likelyhood of a person paying back their loans. And predicting this with surprising accuracy. Continue reading →
2015 is a landmark year that will define the global development agenda for the next 15 years. By year’s end, the world’s leaders are likely to adopt a new set of global development goals and reach a critical agreement on tackling climate change. Achieving both will require a paradigm shift in how development is financed.
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