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In partnerships with the Chartered Institute of Development Finance
& Development Finance Practitioners

Theme: Innovative and Practical Finance for Development

Venue: Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa

Date: 29-30 October 2015 (2 full day conferencing and wine tasting after 1st day)

The Review of Development Finance Journal in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Development Finance and the Africagrowth is organising the 2015 Global Development Finance Conference in Cape Town on the 29-30 October 2015. The conference will be bringing together academics, researchers from institutions working in the area of development and other researchers from 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;
  • Optimal 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 Finance
  • Key Performance Indicators: Measuring Performance and Impact of DFIs
  • Financial and Economic Appraisal of Investment Projects

The last five Global Development Conferences in 2010 , 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 attracted presenters and participants from academic institutions, development finance institutions and development finance researchers throughout the world.

Who should attend? Staff of:

  • Financial Consultants, Risk Management Professionals, Research Analysts; 
  • Researchers from central and commercial banks
  • Doctoral and other postgraduate students
  • Professional Economists
  • Academic Researchers
  • Researchers from Development Finance Institutions
  • Researchers from Investment Banks
  • Professional financial analysts

Academic and other researchers are encouraged to submit their work to be considered for publication in the Review of Development Finance Journal (Elsevier Journal). The Review of Development Finance is listed in Scopus and IBSS.

Scientific Committee of Conference:

  • Prof Nicholas Biekpe (Conference Chairman, University of Cape Town & Africagrowth Institute, South Africa)
  • Prof Joshua Abor (University of Ghana Business School, Ghana)
  • Prof Paul Alagidede (Wits Business School, South Africa)
  • Prof Kwaku Opong (University of Glasgow, UK)
  • Prof Kalu Ojah (Wits Business School, S. Africa)
  • Prof Isaac Otchere (Carleton University, Canada)
  • Dr Odongo Kodongo (Wits Business School, South Africa)
  • Prof Ayi Ayayi (Universite du Quebec, Canada)
  • Prof Smile Dube (California State University, USA)
  • Prof Danny Cassimon (University of Antwerp)
  • Prof Andy Mullineux (University of Bournemouth, UK)
  • Dr Sawsan Halbouni (University of Sharjah, UAE)
  • Prof Nasim Shirazi (Islamic Development Bank, Saudi Arabia)
  • Prof Turkhan Manap (Islamic Development Bank, Saudi Arabia)
  • Prof Mohd Azmi Omarv (Islamic Development Bank, Saudi Arabia)
  • Prof Sundaram Janakiramanan (SIM University, Singapore)

Email your abstract or full paper to Dina Potgieter at

August 31, 2015 - Submission of Abstracts
September 30, 2015 - Submission of Full Papers
September 30, 2015 - Registration and Payment of Conference Fee


Administrative Queries
Mrs. Dina Potgieter
Tel: +27 21-914 6778
Fax: +27 21-914 4438

Scientific Queries
Professor Nicholas Biekpe
Tel: +27 21-914 6778
Fax: +27 21-914 4438