New Development Bank and Development Bank of Southern Africa Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Establish Framework for Cooperation


On 28 May 2018, the New Development Bank (NDB) and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) signed Memorandum of Understanding on General Cooperation. The Memorandum was signed in Shanghai by Mr. K. V. Kamath, the NDB President and Mr. Patrick Dlamini, Chief Executive Officer of DBSA.

The objective of the Memorandum is to formalize a framework of cooperation between the NDB and DBSA and to promote initiatives that foster cooperation in areas of common interest in accordance with respective mandates and strategies.

The Memorandum outlines the main areas and forms of cooperation between the NDB and DBSA, including but not limited to:

  • Operational Cooperation
  • Treasury Management Cooperation
  • Exchange of Experience and Knowledge Sharing

“I am pleased to sign the Memorandum of Understanding between the NDB and DBSA. Together, we will work to explore opportunities for investing in and co-financing projects and further strengthening the impact and quality of our products and services,” said Mr. K. V. Kamath. “We believe that partnerships with key national and global institutions are important for us,” added Mr. K. V. Kamath.

“The DBSA looks forward to partnering with the NDB. This forms part of our strategy to form partnerships with, and leverage the strengths of multilateral development finance institutions from across the globe in pursuit of our development mandate in Africa,” said Mr. Patrick Dlamini.

Background Information

New Development Bank

The New Development Bank is a multilateral development bank established by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa in 2014. The Bank is mandated to mobilize resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS and other emerging economies and developing countries, complementing the efforts of multilateral and regional financial institutions for global growth and development.

Development Bank of Southern Africa

The Development Bank of Southern Africa is one of the leading development financial institutions on the continent. We offer an integrated value chain which includes e.g. project consulting, project preparation, deal syndication, finance, implementation and maintenance solutions for socio-economic infrastructure developments in (South) Africa. Our areas of focus include Education, Energy, Health, Housing, ICT, Transport and Water.