In a report last year called Selling Solar, the IFC admitted that its decade-plus engagement with solar power had not been as successful as hoped:
The following item is the conclusion of an earlier post discussing the goings-on at the Partnership Forum on Making Finance Work for Africa, held in Ghana on the 17th and 18th of June.
I'd like to welcome Colleen as a new guest blogger here on the PSD Blog. She is a learning analyst at the Bank working on financial and private sector development. Colleen just finished participating in the Partnership Forum on Making Finance Work for Africa, held in Ghana earlier this week. She'll be reporting on the conference proceedings, where she met a mix of some 300 central bankers, donors, financiers, and other contributors to the marketplace of ideas.
Today is World Malaria Day, a few articles have caught my eye lately on the subject. The disease is one of the most deadly in the world, claiming the lives of over one million people annually. In Africa, a child dies every 30 seconds from malaria.
The Financial Times and IFC announced shortlists of potential winners for the 2008 Sustainable Banking Awards. The awards recognize financial institutions that have led the way in integating their policies with social, environmental, and corporate governance objectives. Below is a sample the categories and the shortlisted candidates, the full list is available here.
Sustainable Bank of the Year