On 1-4 February 2021, the OECD will mark the first anniversary of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC)’s Community of Practice on Private Finance for Sustainable Development (CoP-PFSD) with a series of discussions that will aim to answer critical policy topics in a COVID-19 era.
ECDPM’s San Bilal will moderate the session on 1 February at 1545 CET of the official launch of the OECD DAC Blended Finance Guidance, adopted by the DAC on September 2020. On 2 February at 1335 CET, as a member of the THK Coordination Group, San will also contribute to the closed door session (by invitation only) of the Internal Meeting of the Tri Hita Karana (THK) Roadmap for Blended Finance. This will be followed by an open session at 1500 CET where he will moderate the session on ‘The role of DFIs, MDBs and Shareholders in building back better in the wake of COVID-19 | Revisiting the Tri Hita Karana (THK) Statement’.
Since 2017, the OECD has hosted an annual Private Finance for Sustainable Development (PF4SD) Conference. This event brings together relevant stakeholders from the public and private sector of developed and developing countries alike to discuss new approaches to financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 2020 Conference attracted over 600 participants, including policy makers, investors, as well as representatives.