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Our Work

Our Work

In mapping the architecture of private financing for sustainable development, our project focuses on five significant arenas of study that have emerged as key sites for global policy, practice and regulation in the architecture of private finance for sustainable development:

Thematic Areas

Development finance institutions (DFIs) and multilateral development banks (MDBs)

This theme examines the role of development finance institutions (DFIs) and multilateral development banks (MDBs) as facilitating the turn towards private financing for development, including their role as financial intermediaries, and as knowledge and normative actors.

Climate and sustainability finance

This theme explores the expanding market for climate finance and sustainable development investments and the role of law and international development policy and practice in the construction and development of these markets.

Digital financial technologies in the global economy

This theme explores the impact of emerging digital technologies in the global economy and examines the broader legal, governance and political economy challenges of the increasing digitisation of social and economic life and in international economic transactions.

Philanthropic and social finance

This theme examines the rise of philanthropic foundations and non-profit charitable organisations and social finance platforms and their increasingly influential role in international development policymaking and global lawmaking.

Private finance and debt sustainability

This theme examines the emergence of new markets for sustainable development finance and the impact of the private finance for development agenda on debt sustainability in developing countries and emerging economies.