DGs ECFIN and DEVCO invited Thomas and Franz to an all-day workshop on Thursday 2nd February to discuss and present solutions of the private market which supports the achievement of the development finance industry agenda. The objective was to showcase a variety of innovative cases which might inspire instruments under the new European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD). There was strong interest in the event, with around 140 people taking part from a variety of organizations including international finance institutions (EIB, EBRD, World Bank), regional development finance institutions, private investors as well as representatives from the European Paralament (notably the BUDG committee secretariat).
Franz together with the EIB presented the African Energy Guarantee Facility whereas Thomas participated in a distinguished panel on private sector participation.
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