IDF to hold seminar on performance standards for DFIs

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The Institute of Development Finance (IDF), ADFIAP’s professional career development and credenting center, will be holding an international seminar-workshop entitled “Performance Standards for DFIs in Today’s Financial Architecture” on February 11-15, 2008 in Manila , Philippines.

This new program offering of the IDF will focus on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). It will review the roles of DFIs in the country’s development agenda under the Basel II and OECD Code of Good Governance. This workshop will also identify the accountability of the DFI to national development targets using resources entrusted to it to accomplish these targets.

While there are differences across countries as to their DFI’s performance indicators, this seminar will show that a common set of KPIs can be used to report DFIs’ contribution to the country’s development goals. This seminar will also present on-going efforts being undertaken to have a common indicators of sustainable development like the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). With this, DFIs are able to benchmark their performance with similar institutions, whether publicly or privately-owned.

In addition, the seminar will explore in more depth certain KPIs for DFIs that serve SMEs. SME banks have been recently established in a number of countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Participants in this seminar will draw on the experience of these SME banks in determining the most suitable KPIs for the given governance structures and accountability of the SME banks and on compliance with

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