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The importance of local capital markets for financing development (English)

Rudimentary markets for capital - for raising money and investing - exist in even the remotest places around the world. However, prudent macroeconomic management, regulation, investor protection, and innovation are necessary to transition these nascent markets, which are often speculative ventures prone to fraud, into modern, efficient, and well-functioning markets capable of serving the needs of investors and entrepreneurs, borrowers, and lenders alike. ... See More +

Brief 112692 JAN 01, 2017

Narayanaswamy,Meera; Blitzer,Charles R.; Carvajal,Ana Fiorella Disclosed

How banks can seize opportunities in climate and green investment (English)

Climate change presents risks and opportunities for the financial sector in both emerging and advanced economies. Financial institutions cannot afford to be outside of the transition path to low-carbon economies. ... See More +

Brief 112688 DEC 01, 2016

Li,Wenxin; Nguyen,Quyen Thuc; Narayanaswamy,Meera Disclosed

Infrastructure finance : Colombia and FDN - lessons on infrastructure lending from Colombia (English)

The World Bank Group is shifting from lending to mobilizing third-party money by leveraging its financial and advisory resources, with the goal of moving from billions to trillions of dollars in development financing. ... See More +

Brief 106020 APR 01, 2016

Narayanaswamy,Meera; Pace,Jordan Townswick Disclosed