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The Role of National Development Banks

October 13, 2017

Washington DC, 2:30 pm (EST)


Ceyla Pazarbasigolu, Senior Director, Finance & Markets Global Pratice, World Bank Group, summarizes the event in this blog post: Steps to increase cooperation between national development banks, the private sector and multilateral banks


National Development Banks (NDBs) are key in mobilizing private sector funding to close the finance gap to reach the Sustainable Development Goals. This roundtable provided a forum to exchange views on how to strengthen cooperation among NDBs, private sector financial institutions and multilateral development organizations. 


  • Clemente del Valle, President, Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional de Colombia (FDN) 
  • Patrick Khulekani Dlamini, CEO, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
  • Joachim Nagel, General Manager and Member of the Executive Committee, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)
  • Shaharuddin Zainuddin, President, Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad (BPMB) 
  • Joaquim Levy, Managing Director and CFO, World Bank Group 


  • Remy Rioux, CEO, Agence Française de Développement (AFD) 
  • Ambroise Fayolle, Vice President, European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • Gerardo Rodriguez, Managing Director, Blackrock


  • Danny Leipziger, Professor, GWU & Managing Director, The Growth Dialogue