Example: Convergence Development and Export Finance

Researchers from the Institute for Trade and Innovation (IfTI) provided a quantitative and qualitative analysis regarding collaboration and competition of development finance and export finance instruments. The aim of this research was to map selected bilateral development finance institutions, multilateral development banks as well as export credit agencies and export-import banks. The Study also assessed regulatory frameworks and matched different organisations in an intra- and inter-comparison approach.

Example: Trade Development Impact Framework

The Institute for Trade and Innovation at Hochschule Offenburg supported the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) providing research on trade development impact frameworks.


Example: Norwegian Benchmark Analysis

IfTI researchers developed a cross-sectional study to obtain data in different national contexts investigating economic characteristics surveying export financing instruments with a focus on the Norwegian export credit agency GIEK.


Example: Strategy research for JBIC

Hochschule Offenburg supported IFCL to conduct a research study on major export finance banks’ and export credit agencies’ latest strategies, activities and operations on behalf of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).


Example: EKF Benchmark Report

Researchers from the Institute for Trade and Innovation developed a benchmark model for IFCL comparing Denmark’s EKF with its peers from several OECD countries. The analysis corresponded to a competitor analysis and as such consisted of a comparative peer analysis. EKF is an important tool to mitigate negative effects triggered by risks or financial constraints. Acting as the official export credit agency in Denmark, EKF supports exporters’ participation in the global value chain, and helps to cultivate new markets.