The Water Finance Coalition is a unique coalition that gathers international and domestic public development banks and international financial institutions to bridge the financing gap for water and sanitation services.
At the moment the Coalition quarterly gathers 60+ institutions and is still growing.
Let's accelerate change together.
Why Public Development Banks?
There are about 450 Public Development Banks around the world,
operating at sub-national, national, regional, international and multilateral levels.
The volume of activity of these institutions amounts to about US$ 2.3 trillion annually – a staggering 10 percent of the total amount invested in the world every year by all public and private sources combined.
Public Development Banks share three characteristics:
They enjoy independent legal status and financial autonomy.
- They are controlled or supported by public entities most likely central or local governments.
- They execute a public mandate, addressing market inconsistencies.
During the 2020 Finance in Common Summit, a call for action to public development banks for a Water Finance Coalition has been launched jointly by Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the World Bank and Sanitation and Water for All (SWA).
After the launch, in 2021, the Coalition started meeting quarterly and engaging in joint-studies and public events.
How did it all start?
The Water Finance Coalition meets quarterly with all its 60+ participating institutions.
In 2021, during its first year of activity the coalition is chaired by Agence Française de Développement (AFD, France) and co-chaired by Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos (Banobras, Mexico). The Secretariat of the coalition is steered by IRC (The Netherlands).
Thus far, two meetings have been convened with more than 75 participants representing more than 40 institutions.
Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)
Co-ChairAgence Française de Développement (AFD) and Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos (Banobras)
Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the World Bank and Sanitation and Water for All (SWA).
Public Development Banks
The World Bank Group
Association of African Development and Finance Institutions (ADFI), African Development Bank Group (AFDB), Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement (BOAD), ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID)
Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA Botswana)
Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF)
CDG Marocco, Fonds d'Equipement Communal (FEC)
Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA),The Eastern and South African Trade and Development Bank (TDB)
BH Bank, Caisse des Depots et Consignations Tunisie (CDC TN), Société Tunisienne de Banque (STB)
Development Bank of Zambia (DBZ)
Asia & Pacific
Asian Development Bank (ADB), Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP), Association of National Development Finance Institutions in Member Countries of the Islamic Development Bank (ADFIMI), Islamic Development Bank (ISDB)
Bhutan Development Bank (BDB)
India Exim Bank
Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI), PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur Persero Indonesia (PT SMI)
The Council of Europe Development Bank (COEB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Investment Bank (EIB)
Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
The Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB)
CAIXA, ICO Spain
Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP Italia)
Netherlands Water Boards Bank (NWB)
Latin America & the Caribbean
Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), Inter-American Development Bank (IADB),Latin American Association of Development Financing Institutions (ALIDE), Bancomext, Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica (BCIE), Fonplata
Banco de la Nación Argentina (BNA)
Associação Brasileira de Desenvolvimento (ABDE), Banco de Desenvolvimento de Minas Gerais (BDMG), Agência de Fomento de Santa Catarina (BADESC), Banco do Brasil (BB), Banco do Nordeste (BNB), Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), Banco Regional de Desenvolvimento do Extremo Sul (BRDE), The Brazilian Federation of Banks (Fedraban), Fomento Parana, Desenvolve SP, Banco de Desenvolvimento do Espirito Santo (Bandes)
Banco Nacional Costa Rica (BNCR), Infocoop
El Banco de Desarrollo del Ecuador (BDE)
Development Bank of Jamaica
Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos (Banobras), FIRA México, Nacional Financiera México (NAFIN)
Corporacion Financiera (COFIDE)
North American Development Bank (NADBANK)
Non-Public Development Banks
European Commission, European Union External Action (EEAS), The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Sanitation and Water for All (SWA), IRC