Feature
16 September 2022

Pent up demand for sustainable capital?

Pentagreen, a new, sustainable infrastructure-focused lending platform headed by Marat Zapparov, launched in Singapore last month. Does it have the tools to address funding gaps, and are those gaps really what’s holding development back? More

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27 September 2022

France restricts oil and gas finance to meet climate commitments

The French government has published a new policy that restricts public finance for fossil fuels from its export credit agency, Bpifrance.The policy is meant to implement France’s commitment to end international public finance for fossil fuels by the end of 2022, which it made at the UN Climate... More

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27 September 2022

FMO, ILX to increase private sector mobilization of funds in SDG initiatives

FMO and ILX Management have signed a Participation Agreement to increase private sector mobilization of funds in SDG and climate finance-related projects in emerging markets. Through the agreement, Amsterdam-based ILX has become the participant in the facility agreements FMO has with two... More

Feature
15 September 2022

Crowd funding - but not as we know it

Are DFIs crowding out or hindering the private sector on deals that could have been financed without DFI/MDB direct loans? Many in the commercial market believe so and have experiences to back that up. Valid or not, given there is no hard data to refute that perception, it can only decelerate... More

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27 September 2022

IDB fires president Mauricio Claver-Carone

The Inter-American Development Bank has voted to fire its president Mauricio Claver-Carone, the bank said.The decision follows an investigation which showed that the only American president in the bank’s 62-year history had an intimate relationship with a subordinate.The bank's 14... More

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27 September 2022

FEDA announces first close of $670m

The Fund for Export Development in Africa has announced its first close of $670 million across its four fund strategies. Of the $670 million raised, $270 million is earmarked for FEDA Direct Equity Fund I, which will provide equity and quasi-equity financing to businesses aligned with... More

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27 September 2022

Horizon Capital Growth Fund IV receives DFI investments

EBRD and IFC are investing in the Horizon Capital Growth Fund IV.EBRD has committed up to $40 million in the fund, managed by Horizon Capital, a leading private-equity manager in Ukraine and Moldova, while IFC is investing $30 million.The investments will support tech and export-oriented... More

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27 September 2022

JICA funds Bhutan infectious diseases centre

JICA has signed a grant agreement with Bhutan to provide aid of up to JPY2.994 billion ($20.7 million) for the construction of the Royal Centre for Infectious Diseases.The project aims to realise the proper diagnosis and treatment of serious infectious diseases, prevent the spread of infection... More

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27 September 2022

EBRD to lend €12m for Kyrgyzstan small HPP units

EBRD is providing a sovereign loan of up to €18.5 million to the Kyrgyz Republic to finance the reconstruction and rehabilitation of a small HPP units.The units are owned by Chakan GES, a local power plant operation with a total installed capacity of 38.5MW, which is a fully-owned subsidiary of... More

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27 September 2022

Standard Chartered, IFC ink $700m risk-sharing facility

Standard Chartered Bank and the IFC are proposing a funded 50:50 risk-sharing facility in a portfolio of trade-related assets for up to $700 million. IFC plans to invest up to $350 million into the project which falls under the 2009 Global Trade Liquidity Program (GLTP), a global initiative that... More

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27 September 2022

Afreximbank welcomes adoption of factoring laws in Niger and Burkina Faso

Afreximbank has commended the governments of Niger and Burkina Faso for adopting a factoring law to support the business activities of SMEs.The enactment of the factoring law by these two countries will support the emergence and growth of factoring, which in turn will support SMEs in these... More

Data and research
29 May 2022

Development finance 2021 data report

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News
27 September 2022

BDC launches $500m Thrive Venture Fund and Lab for Women

BDC has launched its $500 million Thrive Venture Fund and Lab for Women during the Elevate Festival in Toronto. Building on the success of BDC Capital’s Women in Technology Venture Fund, launched in 2017, Thrive will be the largest investment platform of its kind in the world, supporting... More

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27 September 2022

EIB, Autonom sign $15m financing deal

EIB and Autonom signed $15 million financing to accelerate the transition to low emission vehicles in Romania and help businesses to reduce carbon emissions.The EIB’s first financing for the vehicle leasing and car hire company, Autonom, will allow companies to use electric and hybrid vehicles... More

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27 September 2022

ADB announces $14bn financing to ease APAC food crisis

ADB plans to provide at least $14 billion over 2022-2025 to ease the worsening food crisis and improve long-term food security in APAC.The funds will be drawn from across ADB’s sovereign and private sector operations, and seek to leverage an additional $5 billion in private sector co-financing... More

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27 September 2022

EIB providing €4bn for Romania's health and transport

EIB is providing €4 billion for Romania’s National Resilience Recovery Plan which will support health and transport investments across the country.The minister of finance Adrian Caciu formally requested EIB co-financing for priority investment during a meeting in Bucharest on September... More

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27 September 2022

World Bank approves additional $335m IDA credit for Tanzania's grid

The World Bank has approved additional financing of $335 million to support Tanzania’s grid extension and grid densification.The new International Development Association credit to the Tanzania Rural Electrification Expansion Program will facilitate an additional 1,000,000 last-mile grid... More

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26 September 2022

Tomas Kairys to lead EBRD operations in Baltic states

The EBRD has appointed a new head of its operations in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.Tomas Kairys, currently a senior lawyer at the bank, will formally assume the position of EBRD Head of the Baltic States on October 15. 2022. Kairys will be based in Vilnius, Lithuania, and report to Elisabetta... More

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26 September 2022

DFC, USAID announce $15m for Conservation International Ventures

DFC and USAID have announced a $15 million financing for Conservation International Foundation’s impact investment fund Conservation International Ventures.The financing will provide capital for investments that will help conserve, restore, and sustainably manage critical ecosystems in Mexico,... More

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26 September 2022

Loxam receives EIB green loan of €130m

EIB has lent its first Green Loan in France of €130 million to Loxam to support its energy transition and CSR commitments.With the EIB Green Loan funding, Loxam will be able to continue and expand its proactive policy of acquiring low-carbon electric equipment to gradually replace its leasing... More