The Math of Development Finance Is Pretty Simple. Finding the Numbers, Not So Much

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The lack of transparency among development projects is making development finance math difficult, driving away private investors. Institutions like the Center for Global Development (CGD) are having difficulty figuring out how much money the world needs to achieve development goals because many development projects are hiding the returns that they’re earning. If these mainly taxpayer-funded development projects—like infrastructure construction—continue to be opaque about their finances, the CGD is forced to estimate costs higher than they probably are, which turns off private investors who could fund more transformative development projects. Read full article here

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