Knowledge Centre

IFC Forum's Knowledge Centre will be populated with publications from both IFC Forum and other parties that help contribute to the understanding of International Financial Centres. 

International Financial Centres and Developing Countries: Providing institutions for growth and poverty alleviation

July 2010

This report was written by Jason Sharman for the Commonwealth Secretariat and tests whether and how International Financial Centres provide support for economic growth and poverty alleviation among developing countries.  IFCs contribute to international development and poverty alleviation by helping domestic and foreign investors in developing countries access the kind of efficient institutions necessary to drive growth, but which are often unavailable locally.


How and Why Foreign Direct Investment into Small International Financial Centres Promotes Exports

November 2011

This report was written by Europe Economics for IFC Forum and considers the evidence concerning the impact that capital invested abroad, particularly from major EU countries into small International Financial Centres has on exports.  Financial flows into IFCs increase exports by more than either financial flows into other countries or the capital remaining in its home country: helping to support onshore economies and create jobs.