Accelerating the Transfer of Climate Technologies

UNEP
Global

Finance for Impact and a group of Sciences Po Paris researchers conducted research for UNEP and the Climate Technology Centre and Network. We analyzed the decision-making processes used by international financial institutions and private sector investors to invest in climate technology projects in developing countries. The team recommended approaches to favorably shape investment decisions in the future.

Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

Council of Europe
European Countries

Finance for Impact provided guidance to the Action against Crime Department (Economic Crime Cooperation Unit) on the National Risk Assessment (NRA) methodology. We provided a series of economic and financial indicators to be used in the assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing risks. We provided typologies of products to be monitored in the banking and securities sectors.

Assessment of economic damages following the annexation of Crimea in 2014

Permanent Court of Arbitration
Crimea, Ukraine and Russia

Finance for Impact investigated the extent of economic damage related to the Annexation of Crimea in 2014. We analyzed the political and economic circumstances prevailing in the Crimean Peninsula before the annexation, including the impact of sanctions on the region. We demonstrated how hypothetical investors might have perceived investment opportunities and risk in Crimea. We participated to the Tribunal’s hearings and cross-examinations.

Audit of the Bureau for Crisis Prevention-Recovery

UNDP
Various Countries

We participated to the in-depth review of the BCPR at the global level and focused investigations on the governance model, the fund allocation for the various service lines, budget planning, and resource mobilization. We conducted field work on the efficiency of an ex-combatants Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) program seeking to support the peace process in Central African Republic.

Blue Economy Development Framework

European Commission – EASME
Global

Finance for Impact, in a consortium with Ecorys, conducted conducted research to examine the sources of financing and investment of those ocean-related activities that run the risk of leading to unsustainable results and impacts. The objective was to provide recommendations to steer blue economy investments from unsustainable activities to sustainable ones that can in turn foster economic development in a responsible and sustainable manner.

Bridging the Trade Finance Gap in Asia and Africa

AFD
Asia & Africa

Finance for Impact assessed opportunities of new financial services supporting SMEs in emerging Asia and Africa. The main objectives of the study are to consider the opportunity for essential financial services and risk mitigation solutions to enhance trade competitiveness and export diversification; reduce trade costs; expand market access; and enable greater participation of SMEs in trade activities.

Budgetary Discipline And Financial Management

AFD
Central African Republic

Finance for Impact provided support to the Ministry of the Economy, Plan and Development in Central African Republic (CAR) to implement public financial management practices for the National Recovery & Peace Building Transition Secretariat. The support aimed at putting in place budgetary discipline, strategic allocation of resources, and efficient service delivery for the Secretariat.

Capital Constraints and the Financing of SMEs

World Bank
Western Balkans Countries

Finance for Impact conducted a series of market assessments and surveys to estimate the needs of trade finance and working capital. We demonstrated that SMEs have increasing needs in working capital. We recommended specific actions for adapting the financial system to the evolving needs of the real economy, and therefore develop alternative market-based finance (e.g. SCF) to complement traditional banking to local enterprises and projects.

Country Strategy for the Central African Republic

AFD
Central African Republic

Finance for Impact received a mandate to provide support for the preparation of the AFD country strategy 2019-2022. We collected data and insights on the current social, economic and security environment and defined prevailing risks and scenarios. We analyzed the AFD portfolio performance and recommended criteria for prioritization and sequencing of needs in three domains and regions: Governance, economic development and job creation, and urban development.

Design of a local governance program

AFD
Central African Republic

Finance for Impact received a mandate to design a new governance program in Central African Republic. 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 a detailed needs assessment, with a focus in the fields of water, education, health and agriculture. Our proposal included specific execution arrangements (logical framework, implementing partners, etc.).