Video: DFIs are on the rise and here's why we can't ignore them

Why we can't ignore the rise of DFIs. Via YouTube.

Growing efforts to mobilize private capital and attract more investors to developing countries has helped spur the rise and influence of development finance institutions.

There are more DFIs today than ever before, and they are managing more money — about $65 billion in 2017, a roughly 57 percent increase from 2012. As they have grown in numbers and resources, their place in the development landscape has also changed.

Devex’s Adva Saldinger explains more about the rise of DFIs.

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  • Adva Saldinger

    Adva Saldinger is an Associate Editor at Devex, where she covers the intersection of business and international development, as well as U.S. foreign aid policy. From partnerships to trade and social entrepreneurship to impact investing, Adva explores the role the private sector and private capital play in development. A journalist with more than 10 years of experience, she has worked at several newspapers in the U.S. and lived in both Ghana and South Africa.

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