Guidance on Social Sustainability Screening and Proofing

6 November 2019 The DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion mandated Finance for Impact to prepare the guidance for social screening and proofing of financing and investment operations under the InvestEU programme 2012-2027. The results of the study will serve as a basis for the Commission to further examine with InvestEU implementing partners the

Unsustainable Finance in the Blue Economy

23 October 2019 Neglected by policies for too long, in spite of its vital importance for the planet, the Blue Economy is one of today’s critical themes for achieving sustainable development. Oceans are critical to sustaining life on Earth. Billions of people depend both directly and indirectly on the oceans for livelihoods, food security and

A Conceptual Framework on Country Risk

2 September 2019 An article from Finance for Impact Director, Thierry Senechal, was published in the Journal of Damages in International Arbitration, Vol.5, No.2, July 2019 (ISBN: ISSN: 2327-2333). ‘A Conceptual Framework on Country Risk’ proposes to develop a conceptual framework for fulfilling the arbitrators’ and/or the parties’ goal of developing a satisfactory approach to

Completion of a feasibility study for a governance program deployed in vulnerable territories in Central African Republic

28 July 2019 Finance for Impact received a mandate to help design a new governance program in Central African Republic on behalf of Agence française de développement (AFD). First, our team undertook a detailed contextual and conflict analysis of existing governance programs in the country. Then we conducted field missions in two territories and prepared

Release of the EBRD Trade Assessment for Morocco

Casablanca, 29 November 2018 Finance for Impact presented its International Trade Assessment for Morocco. Despite many economic and pro-business reforms adopted in past years, Morocco finds it difficult to diversify its economy. The trade deficit remains important (USD19.5 billion in 2017, with imports reaching USD45.1 and exports USD25.6). Similar to several countries in the region,

Opportunities for Inclusive Trade in Egypt

Cairo, 15 November 2018 Finance for Impact presented its Trade Assessment for Egypt, an EBRD assignment conducted in 2017-2018. In 2016, Egypt has embarked on a major economic reform program, including the liberalization of the exchange rate regime, fiscal consolidation measures and reforms to the business environment. The liberalization of the exchange rate regime has

Global Inclusive Trade Scenarios

Uzbekistan, 8 November 2018 Thierry Senechal attended the EBRD-Worldwide Expert Conferences in Uzbekistan on 7-8 November. He discussed the future of global trade, in particular the impacts of recent trends on trade inclusion. He indicated that trade practitioners are now dealing with a complex system, with changes in some elements of the system producing larger

Assessing Country Risk

Thierry Senechal attended the International Bar Association (IBA) event in Roma as Member of the ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages. The focus of his presentation was on country risk and how to measure it. Over the last decades, many frontier and emerging markets in Asia, Africa, South America, and Eastern Europe grew impressively. At the

Survey and analysis on financial inclusion in Tunisia

Finance for Impact teamed up with Altai Consulting to conduct a large-scale survey and analysis on financial inclusion in Tunisia. The primary objective of the assignment is to define meaningful indicators and collect in-depth data needed to support the development of public policies aimed at enhancing financial inclusion. In particular, the team is implementing a