From 9 to 12 November, the Finance in Common Summit, first world summit of public development banks (PDBs), takes place under the patronage of Emmanuel Macron. 450 public development banks are gathered to discuss their role, ambition, challenges and opportunities. The summit also brings together the broader financial community to shape a financial system in which public development banks would have the capacity to redirect and leverage all financial flows in the direction of climate and SDOs (participation in the November 11-12 summit is by invitation only). More information

This summit is preceded by a scientific symposium (November 3 to 10): The 14th AFD International Research Conference on Development, The Visible Hand: Development Banks in Transition of which IDDRI is one of the scientific partners (in particular with the publication of this study on the alignment of public development banks with SDGs). 

High-level speakers include development bank officials, in particular members of the International Development Finance Club (IDFC) and the World Federation of Development Finance Institutions (WFDFI), as well as renowned researchers and economists, including Nobel Prize in Economics, Joseph Stiglitz.

This event is organised with the academic support of the lnstitute of New Structural Economics at Peking University (INSE), the lnstitute for Sustainable Development and lnternational Relations (lDDRl) and of the Foundation for Studies and Research on International Development (FERDI).


Register to the Open Discussions days (November, 9-0) 

  • November, 9 at 1:00 pm: After introductory remarks by Rémy Rioux and Joseph Stiglitz, Sébastien Treyer moderates a meeting between researchers and think tanks on the trade-offs between short-term recovery and long-term impacts of SDGs-compatible investments. Programme  
  • November, 12 at 5:45 pm: Sébastien Treyer moderates a high-level closed meeting hosted by the Banco de Desenvolvimento de Minas Gerais (BDMG), with the presence of Teresa Ribera, Minister for Ecological Transition of Spain.