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2012 Global Development Finance Conference:
In partnerships with Global Development Finance Centre
& Development Finance Practitioners

Theme: Development Finance Practice: Post Financial Crisis

Venue: Crystal Towers, Century City, Cape Town, South Africa

Date: 20 - 22 November 2012


The current financial crisis has redefined the role of development finance and development finance institutions play in economic development. Regulation by central governments and the need for sustainability and transparency implies even state-run development finance have to up the game and compete with commercial banks for banking space. The Annual Global Development Finance Conference in partnership with the Global Development Finance Centre is organising a policy-related conference in Cape Town on the 7-10 November 2012. The conference will be bringing together practitioners in development finance institutions, commercial banks, central banks and other international development institutions.

The Conference will focus (not exclusively) on the following:

  • Financing Social Development;
  • Development Finance and Corporate Governance ;
  • Sustainable Competition in Development Banking;
  • Risk, Assets and Liability Management in Development Finance;
  • Managing Problem Loans;
  • Organisational Management
  • Development Finance and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Environmental Finance;
  • Optical Ethical & Environmental Banking;
  • Credit Ratings in Development Finance;
  • Regulatory Issues Impacting on DFIs
  • Project Finance
  • Strategic Planning for DFIs;
  • Audit and Internal Control in DFIs ;
  • Infrastructure and Project Finance;
  • Islamic Banking: Interest Free Banking;
  • Key Performance Indicators: Measuring Performance and Impact of DFIs
  • Financial and Economic Appraisal of Investment Projects

The last two Global Development Conferences in 2010 and 2011 took place in Cape Town and Dubai respectively and attracted presenters and participants from academic institutions, development finance institutions and academics throughout the world.

Who should attend? Staff of:

  • Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP)
  • African Association of Development Finance Institutions (AADFI)
  • Association of European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI)
  • Association of National Development Finance Institutions in Member Countries of the Islamic Development Bank (ADFIMI)
  • Latin American Association of Development Financing Institutions (ALIDE)
  • Management Companies
  • Financial and Economic Policy Makers;
  • Staff of Central Banks and Financial Regulators;
  • Government Officials and Representatives of International Development Agencies;
  • Academia and Research Scholars
  • Environmental Management and Sustainable Development Practitioners
  • Development Financing Institutions, Commercial Banks, SME Banks, Micro Finance;
  • Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Project Managers and Carbon Traders;
  • Financial Consultants, Risk Management Professionals, Research Analysts;
  • Managers, Investment Advisors, and Members of Rating Agencies;
  • Staff of Green Business Projects;
  • All those engaged (or interested) in sustainable development, green financing and green economies
  • Institutions, Leasing Companies, Equity and Venture Capital Firms

Selected Research Summaries of not more than 4 pages will be published in the Development Finance Agenda Magazine.

Email abstract to Dina Potgieter at

Development Finance Research Network
Development Finance Training Network


Administrative Queries
Mrs. Dina Potgieter
Tel:  21-914 6778
Fax: 21- 914 4438

Scientific Queries
Professor Nicholas Biekpe
Tel: 21-914 6778
Fax:: 21-914 4438