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International Financial Flows and the Environment

World Resources Institute

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Transforming Development Finance
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2006–December 31, 2007
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

The International Financial Flows and the Environment project of the World Resources Institute provides important research and data to non-governmental organizations and key public and private institutions on international financial flows and public policy options. The overarching goal of the project is to shift patterns of development finance so that they support environmental sustainability.This grant will enable the institute to conduct research and analysis of World Bank and export credit agency policies; participate in debates and dialogues with key international financial institution officials; organize informational workshops; and provide technical expertise and guidance to private financial institutions in the development of their sustainability policies.Recent activities included analyzing the International Finance Corporation’s influence over private-sector banks in developing countries; evaluating the performance standards of the private banks that have adopted the Equator Principles; introducing specific recommendations on how export credit agencies can help developing countries transition away from fossil fuels; and creating a methodology for assessing the responsiveness of electricity sector decisionmakers to public interest concerns.