Inter-American Development Bank Case Study

Lead PI: Satyajit Bose, Kelsie DeFrancia

Unit Affiliation: Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management (SPM)

April 2019 - October 2019
South America ; Caribbean
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The Research Program is preparing a case study that describes and analyzes the role of the Inter-American Development Bank’s resource mobilization work in the broader development finance ecosystem since the creation of its partnerships office in 2008. This study will explore how a multilateral bank can organize internally to leverage its unique social, human and reputational capital to initiate and organize the networks of resources necessary for broad-based development impact. The case study of IDB will examine the range of transactions and instruments in use by IDB and others, including co-financing, pooled due diligence capacities, bespoke transaction structuring and the leveraging of partner resources such as stock exchange capacity, socially responsible investment funds, and non-financial disclosure initiatives such as IndexAmericas. The study will catalogue a range of blended finance mechanisms, the use of treasury-like products such as insurance and guarantees, and green finance in all of its forms to aid adoption by other development finance institutions in the region and globally. The study will address institutional and ecosystem challenges and methods of addressing them.

OUTCOMES: A case study for use in teaching modules and a thought leadership white paper/brief for use by practitioners in the sustainable finance community.

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