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  • EDFI newsletter May 2014

  • 11 June 2014
  • Category: Newsletters
  • Finnfund and Norfund: Promoting home purchase in Cambodia

    First Finance is Cambodia’s first, and so far only, financial institution specialising in granting loans for home purchase. Established in 2009 it has a clientele of lower middle-class homebuyers, who have limited access to bank loans for their first home.

    Its customers are drawn from employees at low pay grades in the private sector and civic organisations. It also makes loans to small entrepreneurs.

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  • EDFI newsletter June 2014

  • 11 June 2014
  • Category: Newsletters
  • DEG, together with FMO and PROPARCO, launches SME Finance Innovation Award

    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) are important engines of growth and job creation around the world. However, access to finance, especially the lack of innovative financial products, represents one of the greatest challenges for SME in developing and emerging markets. SME are often too small to attract the interest of commercial banks or investors, but too large to benefit from microfinance products. Until now, only a few scalable solutions to support this “missing middle” of the economy have been found.

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  • Evaluation of the Effectiveness of EDFI Support for SME Development in Africa

  • 04 June 2014
  • Category: Press release
  • The members of EDFI have jointly commissioned an evaluation of the effectiveness of EDFI members’ support for SME development through financial institutions in Africa. In the course of 2013, this evaluation has been carried out by Horus Development Finance (Horus). Please download the report here

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  • IFIs Harmonization Initiative

  • 22 October 2013
  • Category: Press release
  • In October 2013, twelve members of the European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI) together with other thirteen International Financial Institutions (IFIs) signed a memorandum to foster collaboration and enhance private sector development impact.

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  • EDFI newsletter September 2013

  • 22 October 2013
  • Category: Newsletters
  • Swedfund, BIO and FMO: Sierra Leone – Climbing Out of Poverty. In 2011, Swedfund, together with seven  other Development Finance Institutions (including BIO and FMO), invested in Addax Bioenergy, an integrated agricultural and bioenergy project which includes the development of greenfield sugarcane estates, the construction of an ethanol refinery and a biomass fuelled power plant.

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  • 2012 Annual Report

  • 10 July 2013
  • Category: EDFI
  • EDFI 2012 ANNUAL REPORT on the EDFI activities, co-financing facilities EFP & ICCF and individual results of the EDFI members

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  • EDFI newsletter June 2013

  • 10 July 2013
  • Category: Newsletters
  • FMO, Finnfund and other partners invest in Althelia; Wind power company Cabeólica wins global green award; FMO invests in Dlo Haiti, a new water distribution company in Haiti; DEG finances hospitals in India; Marsan and Izmar Expand in Mexico with COFIDES’ Financial Support;  CDC backs Cordiant Fund to bring loan finance to businesses across Africa and Asia; FMO arranges a USD 60 million syndicated loan facility for AccessBank in Azerbaijan; COFIDES supports the implementation of a production plant in Romania.

     

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  • EDFI newsletter May 2013

  • 10 July 2013
  • Category: Newsletters
  • EDFI and Interact AGMs in Madrid; EDFI participates to the OECD report on Perspectives for Global Development 201; The European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI) provide €100 million additional funding to the INTERACT CLIMATE CHANGE FACILITY to finance climate change and energy efficiency projects.; New Danish Climate Investment Fund; SIFEM, DEG and FMO co-invest in Falcon House Partners Indonesia Fund I; SOFID finances a project in Mozambique to boost domestic production of chicken meat; COFIDES provides fundig for the expansion of J. JUAN’s production plant in China; Norfund buys out CDC in Ugandan bank DFCU; FMO invests in APM Terminals Callao in Peru; CDC signs agreement with Standard Chartered to help boost trade finance for businesses in Africa and South Asia; Central Africa SME Fund reaches final close at USD 19 million, with the participation of FMO; Norfund mobilizes first Norwegian institutional investor for direct investment in Africa; UK Development Finance Institution Reports Annual Results Including Highest-Ever Level of Jobs and Businesses Supported; COFIDES finances TECVASA activities in Santo Domingo.

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  • EDFI newsletter April 2013

  • 10 July 2013
  • Category: Newsletters
  • EDFI and International Finance Institutions Pledge Increased Collaboration to Accelerate Development of Local Capital Markets; Finnfund and Norfund: Bringing forest cultivation work to rural Africa; Gestamp Solar to build solar plant in South Africa with COFIDES financial support; Swedfund invests in East African healthcare company; FMO and DEG finance a leading integrated agribusiness company in Zambia; DEG accompanies HAVER & BOECKER Group to Latin America; FMO invests in Au Financiers in India; DEG and SoWiTec promote wind power in Mexico; Logisfashion expands its facilities in Mexico with COFIDES financing.

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  • The European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI) provide €100 million additional funding to the INTERACT CLIMATE CHANGE FACILITY to finance climate change and energy efficiency projects.

  • 17 May 2013
  • Category: Press release
  • EDFI members will provide additional funding for the INTERACT CLIMATE CHANGE FACILITY (ICCF), committing an additional €100 million to the co-financing investment facility. The additional funding will be provided by the following EDFI members: CDC (United Kingdom), COFIDES (Spain), DEG (Germany), FINNFUND (Finland), FMO (the Netherlands), NORFUND (Norway), OeEB (Austria), PROPARCO (France), SIFEM (Switzerland) and SWEDFUND (Sweden). The total financing capacity for ICCF has been increased to €406 million, of which AFD is participating with €100 million and EIB with €50 million.

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