An in-depth comparative analysis of state investment banks in the EU
Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) or State Investment Banks (SIBs) are tasked with policy mandates to facilitate investments into strategic economic sectors and sustainable economic growth. SIBs are an active element of financial governance of innovation and development. They can provide scarce long-term funding to large scale or risky projects. The EU-funded DeFInE project will provide a comparative analysis of SIBs and develop a conceptual framework for SIBs in Europe. Specifically, the project will analyse the strategic capacities that are directly linked to their policy roles. By combining an evolutionary economics perspective, economics of innovation and a public governance perspective the project will analyse institutional setups and internal competences of SIBs. The findings will shed light on what makes some SIBs play the role of strategic investors in achieving innovation-led growth.
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