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HQ office : London, UK
ADDRESS : 123 Victoria Street,
SW1 E6DE London
WEBSITE : http://www.bii.co.uk

British International InvestmentUnited Kingdom

British International Investment (BII)

British International Investment (previously CDC) – the UK’s Development Finance Institution – was established in 1948 and joined EDFI in 1992. It is the world’s oldest DFI. BII is a Public Limited Company and is wholly owned on behalf of the UK government by the Department for International Development (DFID). Its mandate is to support the growth of businesses and jobs creation across Africa and South Asia.

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Key Figures

Key numbers (end of 2021)

Investments

€2,223 million

in new annual commitments to 84 projects

€9,993 million

in total portfolio of 416 projects

3,911 billion

in investment funds

Technical assistance

€ 10,8 million

approved in 30 projects

100%

government funding

Financial instruments

65%

equity and quasi equity

29%

loans

6%

guarantees

Investment focus

BII concentrates on the low and middle income countries of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Prioritised sectors are manufacturing, agribusiness, infrastructure, financial institutions, construction, health and education. BII also has an office in India.

Staff

426

employees

 

Overseas offices 

Egypt, India, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan

Ministry in charge

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)