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Resource Guide for NDC Finance – Selecting Effective Financial Instruments to Support Action on Climate Change

Overseas Development Institute  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Finance
7. May 2018

Developed by the Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP) Finance Working Group, this guide presents a selection of resources on financing nationally determined contributions (NDCs). The Resource guide for NDC finance contains a curated set of resources on a range of topics around finance for NDCs and low emission development strategies (LEDS). It is designed to help NDC and LEDS practitioners find high quality resources that meet their specific needs, avoiding time consuming web searching. It will be useful to individuals working…

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Indonesia’s Energy Transition and its Contradictions: Emerging Geographies of Energy and Finance

Energy Research & Social Science  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Finance
3. May 2018

Since 2015, the Indonesian solar electricity sector has witnessed unprecedented attention from international investors and developers, with planned solar photovoltaic (PV) projects announced in 2017 set to increase existing installed capacity from 9 megawatts (MW) to over 240 MW. This article examines the emerging geographies of renewable energy generation resulting from the rapid influx of foreign investment into Indonesia’s solar PV sector. While foreign investment may prove successful in increasing the country’s solar PV capacity, it may also produce several contradictory…

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Procuring Infrastructure PPPs 2018 – Assessing Government Capability to Prepare, Procure and Manage PPPs

World Bank Group  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Infrastructure
26. April 2018

Procuring Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships 2018 is designed to help governments improve their PPP regulatory quality. By benchmarking the regulatory frameworks of economies around the world against internationally recognised good practices in procuring PPPs, this assessment identifies areas for improvement in the preparation, procurement, and management of PPPs. Building on the success of Benchmarking Public-Private Partnership Procurement 2017, this year’s edition of the report significantly increases the geographical coverage from 82 to 135 economies. The World Bank has worked with a wide range of stakeholders to refine…

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South-South Digital Cooperation for Industrialisation: A Regional Integration Agenda

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development  
Policy Initiative: Digital Economy
23. April 2018

The pace of digitisation has picked up with the onset of Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution and with the growing use of digital technologies in traditional manufacturing and service activities. Decisions along the entire value chain of production and distribution have been affected as well as impacting consumer behaviour and factor markets, i.e., what to produce, how to produce, where to sell and who to reward. Digital linkages are intensifying as digital services add a competitive edge to…

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Asian Development Outlook 2018: How Technology Affects Jobs

Asian Development Bank  
Policy Initiative: Future of Work
23. April 2018

New technologies drive higher productivity, the foundation for better-paid jobs and economic growth. While new technologies displace jobs, they also unleash countervailing forces that generate more jobs. As some workers may be left behind, this report published by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) argues that governments in developing Asia should respond to this challenge by ensuring that workers are protected from the downside of new technologies and prepared to harness the new opportunities they provide. This will require coordinated action…

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Crowding-In Capital Attracts Institutional Investors to Emerging Market Infrastructure Through Co-Lending Platform

International Finance Corporation  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Finance
23. April 2018

Financing infrastructure in emerging markets is a critical global challenge for sustainable development. Through a new International Finance Corporation (IFC) programme, private institutional investors can directly participate in the evolving infrastructure asset class in emerging markets. The programme, IFC’s Managed Co-Lending Portfolio Programme for Infrastructure, creates a structure that overcomes several hurdles that have inhibited the flow of private capital to emerging market infrastructure projects. It provides an innovative model to mobilise financing for development that combines financing from insurance…

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No Blank Check for Development Banks

Project Syndicate  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Finance
23. April 2018

The kind of large-scale, sustainable infrastructure projects needed to forestall catastrophic climate change are rarely attractive investments for the private sector or even most governments. Therefore, this article published by Project Syndicate argues that development banks have a crucial role to play, so long as they put the climate first.   Project Syndicate | No Blank Check for Development Banks

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What is Sustainable Infrastructure? A Framework to Guide Sustainability Across the Project Cycle

Inter-American Development Bank  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Infrastructure
16. April 2018

This study, published by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), presents a framework for both public and private sectors to support planning, designing, and financing of infrastructure that is economically, financially, socially, environmentally, and institutionally sustainable. It is intended to generate discussion amongst key stakeholders and serve as a basis for research and experimentation within the IDB and with clients; it should be considered as a working document. The purpose of the framework is to enhance clarity, reduce risks, and realize the…

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