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

-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, co authored by our GCILS colleague, Giedre Jokubauskaite, 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. Please read more about the project and the report here.

The launch event of the study will take place on 22 April. 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

The invited speakers for the seminar are

To register and take part in the Launch Seminar on 22 April, please visit