More Development Banks Rally Around the Common Ambition to Accelerate the Realization of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of All Women and Girls

The FiCS Gender Coalition is pleased to announce that they have increased the number of total signatories to the Paris Development Banks Statement on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment to 44 institutions.  The new signatories are: Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement (BOAD) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) Among the goals of the Statement, […]

The Global Green Bond Initiative is reinforced thanks to a new strategic partnership to foster green capital markets

In the presence of the European Commission, the coalition of development finance institutions and multilateral organizations of the Global Green Bond Initiative (the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Italy’s Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), Germany’s KfW development bank, PROPARCO of the […]

Public Development Banks Pledge to Work Together for the Ocean

Several public development banks gathered this week at the Finance in Common Summit in Cartagena, Colombia, committed to working together on a Blue Finance Roadmap to take rapid action on ocean protection and sustainable use. Updates on this roadmap’s progress will be presented at the forthcoming United Nations Ocean Conference in France in 2025. Titled […]

New partners announce support for world summit of development banks in Colombia

Bogotá, August 9, 2023. The Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean (CAF), the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, the Italian public development bank Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, and the Caribbean Development Bank are also joining as partners to bolster efforts and expected financing commitments to achieve the Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030.

Colombia will Host the World’s Summit of Development Banks in 2023

Bogota, D.C., February 15, 2023. Bancóldex, Colombia’s business development bank, will host, together with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the Latin American Association of Financial Institutions for Development (ALIDE), the fourth edition of the Finance in Common Summit (FICS), the global network of public development banks.

SMEs, financial inclusion, sustainable infrastructure, climate change, and biodiversity will be on the agenda at the World Summit of Public Development Banks in Cartagena   

June 30, 2023 The conclusions of the “New Global Financing Pact” Summit, held in Paris, France, on June 22-23, 2023, in the presence of HOS President Gustavo Petro, will directly feed into the World Summit of Public Development Banks (FiCS 2023), which will take place in Cartagena, Colombia, from September 4-6, 2023.


Cartagena has a tropical, warm and humid climate, with average temperatures between 28°C and 32°C.​

The dress code for the Summit is business casual (no tie). We suggest the use of fresh and light fabrics.

4-6 SEPTEMBER 2023