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European governments urged to strengthen Development Finance Institutions (DFI)

In the face of the Covid-19 crisis, 20 high-ranking European personalities from academia, international organisations, governments and politics, including former Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Amman, are appealing to European governments to not forget the private sector in their responses to the global pandemic.

This includes job-support and actions to save existing businesses from immediately closing. Governments, as the owners of Development Finance Institutes (DFIs), therefore, need to take urgent steps to reinforce DFIs’ response capacities.