Victor Murinde spoke about ‘Rethinking national development banks’

AXA Chair in Global Finance - Prof Victor Murinde was invited as a guest speaker at the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) book launch in Brussels on 6th November 2018.

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The event featured a recent publication of a study on The Future of National Development Banks, presented by Prof Stephany Griffith-Jones and Prof José Antonio Ocampo. This study provides both research and policy-oriented perspectives on how national development banks can make a significant contribution to countries' development, and analyses their roles within broader economic policy, their governance, and the main instruments they use to perform their function. 

Prof Murinde shared his opinions on the key findings of the study and discussed implications for African and other economies.

“The new book, The Future of National Development Banks, published by Oxford University Press 2018, by Stephany Griffith-Jones and José Antonio Ocampo (Editors), is a game changer! 

"The book provides an in-depth study of national development banks in Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Mexico, and Peru.

"This new books offers important lessons, on governance and product innovation, for national development banks in Africa", said, Professor Victor Murinde, AXA Chair in Global Finance and Director of the Centre for Global Finance, SOAS University of London.