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The Future of National Development Banks$
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Stephany Griffith-Jones and José Antonio Ocampo

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198827948

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198827948.001.0001

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National Development Banks as Active Financiers

National Development Banks as Active Financiers

The Case of KfW

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(p.63) 3 National Development Banks as Active Financiers
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The Future of National Development Banks
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Ulf Moslener

Matthias Thiemann

Peter Volberding

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198827948.003.0003

This chapter argues that Germany’s national development bank, KfW, derives its legitimacy as an important policy actor through three characteristics: (i) it acts on the financial market with the government’s backing to pursue economic—rather than purely commercial—objectives; (ii) as a government agency, it has privileged access to officials and regulators; and (iii) it has extensive in-house technical and engineering expertise. As such, KfW can profoundly impact how these policies are implemented at five stages of the policy process: agenda setting, negotiation, implementation, monitoring, and enforcement. This conceptualization is applied to two illustrative case studies: facilitating Germany’s shift towards a green economy (the Energiewende) and coping with challenges of the 2008 global financial crisis.

Keywords:   KfW, national development bank, finance, policy cycle, public financial institution

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