Publications

February, 2024
In December 2023, the 28th session of the conference of the parties (COP28) was held in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. The Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) and the Brazilian Development bank (BNDES) both attended this year's COP and shared their thoughts with us.
October, 2023
From Outputs to Outcomes: A Global Review of Impact Assessment Methods in Public Development Banks is the latest publication from the Chief Economist Group.
Financial Inclusion, Green Financing, Sustainability
July, 2023
In this written interview, Shanika Amarasekara, CIO at BBB, talks about how BBB pursues sustainability, the priorities of the bank, and their reasons for joining The Montreal Group.
Entrepreneurship, SMEs Challenges
October, 2021
In 2021, The Montreal Group initiated a number of forums for members to share best practices in support of SME internationalization. This brochure is a summary of these stimulating exchanges.
Business Support, Digital Transformation, Financial Inclusion, Green Financing
July, 2021
This paper looks at five societal missions supported by SME-focused development banks: fostering social and economic inclusion; scaling up businesses to be more competitive; helping them adopt digital technologies; providing green financing in the transition to a low-carbon economy; and financing the creation and growth of innovative young companies.
Business Support, Entrepreneurship, SMEs Challenges
March, 2021
This study deals with the role of non-financial services (NFS) for SME development, specifically in times of COVID-19 and post-crisis.
Business Support, Crisis Management, SMEs Challenges
February, 2021
Anita Bezeau shares her views on the heightened importance of advisory solutions crafted by BDC to help Canadian entrepreneurs save or grow their businesses in times of crisis.
Financial Inclusion, Sustainability, Sustainable Development
November, 2020
An interview with Theresa Lawal, Head of Product Development and Strategic Alliances at DBN.
Crisis Management, SMEs Challenges, World Economy
November, 2020
In 2020 The Montreal Group hosted "SMEs and the World Economic Outlook", and this document compiles the answers by some of our Chief Economists to the questions raised during the Q&A section of the webinar.
Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Women Empowerment
November, 2020
Interviews with different women leaders from international development banks about how they are using innovation to support women entrepreneurs from micro, small and medium enterprises around the globe.
Crisis Management, SMEs Challenges, World Economy
October, 2020
In October 2020, the Montreal Group hosted a webinar on SMEs and the global economic outlook in response to Covid-19.
Entrepreneurship, Innovation
September, 2020
An  interview with Philippe Mutricy, co-founder of Bpifrance Le Lab and member of TheMontreal Group’s Chief Economists Roundtable, conducted in 2020, about Le Labs contributions to SMEs around the world.
Business Support, Crisis Management, SMEs Challenges
August, 2020
The Montreal Group would like to hereby share high level Benchmark of COVID-19 Intervention Plans developed by its members and other MSME-focused Development Banks.
Crisis Management, Digital Transformation, Risk Management
July, 2020
The Montreal Group hosted a Webinar, co-animated by Gabriel Youssef and Vasantha Narasimhan of GY Consulting, on Advanced Analytics for Risk Management.
Crisis Management, Digital Transformation, Risk Management
June, 2020
This whitepaper is prepared by The Montreal Group and authored by Gabriel Youssef and Vasantha Narasimhan of GY Consulting. It incorporates inputs gathered from the "Advanced Analytics for Risk Management” working group.
Business Support, Digital Transformation, Loan Automation
May, 2019
This report provides a perspective on the role development banks (DBs) play in the specific field of "maturity model for loan origination automation".
Business Support, Education, SMEs Challenges
May, 2019
This key topic group believes that through the identification and sharing of best practices, the consortium of development banks will better equipped to support this important segment.
Climate Change, Green Financing, Sustainability
October, 2016
This report provides a perspective on the role development banks (DBs) play in green financing to support mitigation and adaptation activities for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).