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BIO as a sustainable development actor

University of Antwerp

The Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries (BIO) as a Sustainable Development Actor

22 april 2022 // 10-12h CET // online


Launch of the report and debate between the authors and international experts on development finance

National Development Banks and development finance are increasing their role in channelling Official Development Aid in the Global South. The report is the outcome of a year-long research on the Belgian Investment Company for Development Countries (BIO), its governance structure, its relationship with Belgian and non-Belgian stakeholders, its investments (in agri-food and energy transition) and the processes behind accountability. Join the authors and other experts in a conversation around National Development Banks, development finance and the critical aspects of financing for development.

The authors of the report are
  •     ​Tomaso Ferrando (University of Antwerp)
  •     ​Giedre Jokubauskaite (University of Glasgow)
  •     ​David Rossati (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  •     ​Koen de Feyter (University of Antwerp)
The invited speakers for the seminar are
  •     ​Margaret Wachenfeld (Institute for Human Rights and Business)
  •     ​Celine Tan (Warwick University)
  •     ​Daria Davitti (Lund University)
  •     ​Daniel Bradlow (University of Pretoria)
  •     ​Farwa Sial(EURODAD)
  •     Gamze Erdem Türkelli (University of Antwerp) // Chair
Brief outline of the study
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