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Global Symposium on Development Financial Institutions: 'Balancing Sustainability and Social Mandate: Development Financial Institutions in a New World'
September 19-20, 2017Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The World Bank Group and Bank Negara Malaysia are organizing a global symposium on development finance institutions (DFIs), “Balancing Sustainability and Social Mandate: Development Financial Institutions in a New World.” The event is being held September 19 – 20, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Global Symposium on Development Financial Institutions

The Objectives of Symposium

The symposium with the theme Balancing Sustainability and Social Mandate: Development Financial Institutions in a New World”  is intended to provide an avenue for various stakeholders of DFIs, which include government officials, regulators, DFIs, academia and researchers; to share, learn as well as exchanging of ideas on the global trends, current and future outlook, best practices & regulations, innovations and contemporary issues surrounding the development finance ecosystem.

The following are the broad objectives of the symposium:

  • Assess the role and recent evolution of DFIs, including global trends, new paradigms in development finance, and new role for DFIs in fulfilling the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
  • Showcase successful cases of DFIs in SME finance, agriculture finance, export-import finance, infrastructure finance.
  • Distill sound practices on  corporate governance, regulation & supervision, risk management, and monitoring and evaluation of DFIs
  • Identify social and environmental standards for DFIs; and
  • Discuss the challenges faced by DFIs looking forward.

Target Audience

The Global Symposium will convene up to four hundred global policymakers responsible for the development of finance sector, government officials, regulators, DFIs players and potential players, academia and researchers

Please find the Agenda here (pdf).

The conference will be held in English.