The Global Clearinghouse for Development Finance 

Financing Tools & Solutions to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals & Climate Goals

The Need

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Goals, we need to create Dynamic Pipelines of Bankable Investments aligned with requirements of financiers (public & private)

Our Role

As a non-profit organization, GlobalDF serves as an independent expert-based “Clearinghouse” to facilitate the development of bankable investments with capacity-building tools, business models, and credit enhancements, addressing the lack of bankability and public-private coordination failures.

Our Work Developing Technical Solutions & Tools

We work collaboratively with partners and stakeholders to deliver and scale high-impact results:

Market Demand 

Entities implementing SDG and Climate Actions
(national, local, private)

Demand Needs 

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Create Dynamic Pipelines of Bankable Investments (SDGs, Climate)

Finance Needs 

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Finance 

Entities providing loans, equity, grants, risk mitigation, services, equipment

Tools & Partners

Finance Roadmaps for Climate Projects

Processes for Developing Bankable Project Pipelines

Training Modules for Financing Projects

Short-Hand Tool to Assess Project Funding Sources

Excel Tool to Assess Financial Needs

INFRADEV: Mitigating the Risks of Infrastructure Investment

GlobalDF Spotlight

GlobalDF advises Africa Co-Guarantee Platform

GlobalDF Executive Director Dr. Barbara Samuels developed the business plan and operations of the Africa Co-Guarantee Platform (AfDB, Afreximbank, ATI, GuarantCo, ICIEC, and the African Union Development Agency NEPAD).

GlobalDF engaged by GIZ to develop Investment Roadmaps & Training for African Climate Projects

Given the urgent need to increase access to finance for climate projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, GlobalDF developed investment roadmaps for climate projects and training materials, defining unlocking actions for local and national governments.

GlobalDF provides input on how to accelerate infrastructure development in Africa

GlobalDF Executive Director Dr. Barbara Samuels contributed to the recommendations set forth in the OECD/ACET Report “Quality Infrastructure in 21st Century Africa,” including developing an African professional project finance community.

GlobalDF helps design the Global Investors for Sustainable Development Alliance (GISD Alliance) convened by the UN Secretary-General

The GISD Alliance is a group of leaders of major financial institutions convened by the United Nations Secretary-General to scale up investments to achieve the SDGs.

GlobalDF creates new tool to maximize African jobs resulting from infrastructure

Given the urgent need for job creation in Africa, GlobalDF was engaged by GIZ to create the PIDA Job Creation Toolkit to optimize job creation resulting from infrastruc¬ture projects.

GlobalDF advises G-20 leadership at the UN

Given the need for more effective infrastructure for development, GlobalDF presented recommendations to the Saudi leadership at the 2019 G20 Development Working Group Workshop.

Our Achievements

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Our Partners

Let's Deliver Results Together! 

Actionable effective collaboration is urgently required to design and implement finance solutions to achieve the SDGs and Climate Goals!

GlobalDF Spotlight

GlobalDF develops Compendium of Private Sector Proposals for Addis Ababa FfD Conference

In support of the business steering committee of Financing for Development (FfD), GlobalDF facilitated the preparation of the Business Sector Steering Committee’s proposals to UN Member States.

GlobalDF sets forth country finance solutions at the Addis Ababa FfD Conference

In collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Swedish government, and the Mexican Government, GlobalDF convened the side event “The New Financing Framework for Sustainable Development: How to Create Investment Opportunities at Scale?”

GlobalDF develops the World Bank’s City Creditworthiness Self-Assessment & PlanningToolkit

Given the need for cities to access finance, GlobalDF was engaged by the World Bank with support from the Rockefeller Foundation to develop an assessment and planning tool for local governments to improve their creditworthiness.

GlobalDF co-creates “Unlocking Actions to Mobilize Institutional Investment in Africa Infrastructure”

Given the urgent need to mobilize institutional investment in Africa’s infrastructure, the report sets forth critical unlocking actions that can be implemented immediately by institutional investors and host governments.

GlobalDF co-creates the “Benchmark for Investing in African Infrastructure Project Development”

Given the urgent need to mobilize finance for the development of bankable projects in Africa, unlocking actions have been benchmarked by GlobalDF based on surveys of project developers and investors.

GlobalDF advises G-20 leadership at the UN

Given the need for more effective infrastructure for development, GlobalDF presented recommendations to the Saudi leadership at the 2019 G20 Development Working Group Workshop.

Tools & Partners

Government-Investor Networks (GINs)

INFRADEV: Mitigating the Risks of Infrastructure Investment

Excel Tool to Assess Financial Needs

Short-Hand Tool to Assess Project Funding Sources

Training Modules for Financing Projects

Processes for Developing Bankable Project Pipelines

Finance Roadmaps for Climate Projects

Threat to our shared future

Lack of finance for Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Actions:

  • Huge demand but lack of “bankable” projects
  • Trillions of funds but projects do not meet investment requirements

Urgent need for Scaling Up Technical Solutions that use & adapt proven techniques to align with requirements of financiers (public & private)

Our Mission

As a non-profit organization, GlobalDF serves as an independent expert-based “Clearinghouse” to facilitate access to finance and capacity building tools, addressing public-private coordination failures and developing technical solutions.    

GlobalDF develops concrete management techniques, financial structures, training materials, coordination and communication platforms, and knowledge tools that increase the capacity of government officials, development agencies, and the private sector to collaborate effectively in creating business-enabling environments and the identification, development, and financing of infrastructure and other productive projects critical to sustainable development