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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...

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...

08 September 2022

Size matters

Africa is awash with under-capitalised national DFIs. Would consolidation make the sector more impactful in terms of balance sheet leverage, de-risking and cost of debt?...

01 September 2022

Greenwashing: are regulators going to get on top of it?

Coherent global greenwashing regulation and ESG transparency is as much a problem for the private sector as development finance if the two are to complement each other in...

26 August 2022
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Agriculture/food chain, Renewable energy

Rallying Cry's Carey Bohjanen on investing in gender and climate across agribusiness in Africa

Carey Bohjanen, founder of the Rallying Cry Initiative – in partnership with Dutch development bank FMO – and MD of Sustainable Finance Advisory, outlines how she engages...

25 August 2022

Uxolo Development Finance Awards 2021: The DFI-backed infra super deals

In the second part of the inaugural Uxolo Awards we look at the best DFI-backed infrastructure deals of 2021 - projects and funding that are key to wider economic...

10 August 2022

Uxolo Development Finance Awards 2021: Pathfinders through the pandemic

In the first part of the inaugural Uxolo Awards we look at the best providers and financial engineering innovations in development finance in 2021.

02 August 2022

Which African sovereigns are most likely to default?

Since the start of the pandemic only two African countries have defaulted on their sovereign debt, in large part because of remedial action by multilaterals and DFIs. But...

02 August 2022
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Health/education programmes, Social projects

Bupa Asia Limited's Rodney Gollo on healthcare investment in Asia

Rodney Gollo, Head of Risk at Bupa Asia Limited, explains how SDG 3s bid to lower global health disparities in emerging markets requires investment into broader systemic...

29 July 2022
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Finance and other

MDB capital adequacy report: A mixed reception

The G20 mandated independent review of multilateral development banks’ (MDB) capital adequacy frameworks is out and has some key recommendations that could significantly...

18 July 2022
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Social infrastructure

EV fleet footings

The recent FDN and Proparco financing for Colombia’s Green Movil electric bus fleet project might yet create a path for commercial banks to participate in the country’s...

13 July 2022
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Agriculture/food chain, Health/education programmes

CIDEF's Professor Nicholas Biekpe on the academic support of development finance

Professor Nicholas Biekpe, Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Development Finance at The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business speaks with Uxolo on how...

12 July 2022
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Health/education programmes

Aspen Pharma: Great financing but where's the procurement support?

The Aspen Pharma deal was expected to fund Africa's first homegrown industrial scale Covid-19 vaccine production. There was nothing wrong with the financing or the...

05 July 2022
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Finance and other

MOBILIST's Tara Sabre Collier on challenges of delivering sustainable capital flows

Tara Sabre Collier, team leader at MOBILIST, the UK's flagship green investment programme for developing economies, speaks with Uxolo about driving ESG investments in...

28 June 2022
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Climate finance, Health/education programmes

ILX Fund I: Six months on and no longer counting

As ILX Fund I hits its $1.05 billion target in commitments – diversification of the portfolio, co-financing with MDBs and DFIs, and allocation at scale are some of the...

23 June 2022
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Climate finance

Green Climate Fund’s Oyun Sanjaasuren on climate mitigation and adaptation

Dr. Oyun Sanjaasuren, the director of external affairs at Green Climate Fund speaks with Uxolo about the importance of financing climate mitigation and adaptation in the...

23 June 2022
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Social infrastructure

South Commuter Railway Project: ADB turns up the volume

The high infrastructure competitiveness index of the Philippines and years of underspending on infrastructure make it an attractive market for ADB to invest in...

16 June 2022
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Social projects

Is private capital the way forward for inclusive healthcare in Asia?

The Asian healthcare sector is increasingly being driven by private investments. But the challenge is in funding private healthcare businesses at scale.

10 June 2022
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Climate finance, Social projects

BII’s five-year goal: doubling up climate and gender finance

Recently rebranded from Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) to British International Investment (BII), does the replacement of development with investment signal a...

10 June 2022
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Climate finance

AFC's Taiwo Adeniji on just transition in Africa

Taiwo Adenji, senior director, portfolio management and optimisation, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) speaks with Uxolo about the efforts for just transition in the...