On invitation by the World Bank Group and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), ADFIAP, represented by its Secretary General, Octavio B. Peralta, spoke before an international audience of about 500 participants at the “Global Symposium on Development Finance Institutions”(DFIs) held on September 19-20, 2017 at the BNM’s Sasana Kijang Auditorium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The two-day event with the theme, “Balancing Sustainability and Social Mandate: Development Financial Institutions in a New World”, has afforded the attendees to 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) as well as showcase successful cases of DFIs in SME finance, agriculture finance, export-import finance and infrastructure finance. It also covered sound practices on corporate governance, regulation and supervision, risk management, and monitoring and evaluation of DFIs; identified social and environmental standards for DFIs; and discussed the challenges faced by DFIs looking forward. It was also the occasion to partially release the results of the global survey on DFIs.
More details of the event are in this link: https://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2017/09/19/global-dfi-symposium#4