About Finance in Common 2023
Colombia hosted the World Bank Summit for the first time
The fourth edition of the Finance in Common Summit (FiCS) brought together the global network of Public Development Banks (PDBs) in Cartagena, Colombia, to strengthen their coordination and collaboration with high-level government officials, delegates from international organizations, private sector representatives, and civil society, to promote sustainable development and align financial flows to the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement.
In partnership with:
What is FiCS?
FiCS is a multi-stakeholder initiative launched in France in 2020, bringing together more than 520 public development banks of all types (multinational, regional, national and sub-national) and from all regions, as well as regional networks, international organization, private sector representatives, academic, civil society organizations and local actors.
FiCS aims to align the entire financial system with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.
FiCS is the International Summit of Public Development Banks, whose goal is to promote sustainable financing through innovative financial tools to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The fourth edition will showcase the importance of PDBs in implementing concrete actions to make finance more sustainable, equitable, and inclusive.
FiCS 2023: New Alliances for the Next Generation of Development Financing
FICS 2023 included academic exchanges, discussions on the latest innovations in financing for sustainable development, and approaches to solving pressing social problems.
The event featured a total of (6) plenary sessions, (15) workshops, (5) panel discussions, and (8) parallel events on sustainable development.
Sessions focused on four main themes:
Sessions will focus on four main themes:
And will also cover four cross-cutting issues:
Welcome to Cartagena
Colombia, a country located in one of the most biodiverse areas in the world, will host the Fourth Summit of Development Banks from September 4 to 6, 2023. The event will take place at the Cartagena Convention Center.
Cartagena is a walled city in the Colombian Caribbean. It is famous for its cobbled streets, colonial architecture, and dreamy beaches. With tropical weather and great cultural diversity, Cartagena is known for its hospitality and the kindness of its people. It will be the host of FiCS 2023.