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HQ office : Paris, France
ADDRESS : 151, rue Saint Honoré,
75001 Paris


Société de Promotion et de Participation pour la Coopération Economique

Proparco – the French Development Finance Institution – was founded in 1977 and joined EDFI in 1997. Proparco is a Limited Liability Company (S.A.) and a subsidiary of Agence Française de Développement (AFD) with 20 shareholders. Alongside AFD (74%), its main shareholders include public and private financial institutions, service companies and ethical funds and foundations. Proparco operates with a banking license. Proparco’s mandate is to foster private investment in emerging and developing economies with the aim of supporting growth and sustainability. Proparco also has 14 regional offices and 10 local branches around the world. • Regional offices : Abidjan, Bangkok, Beyrouth, Bogota, Casablanca, Douala, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Lagos, Mexico, Nairobi, New Dehli, Santo-Domingo, Saõ Paulo. • Local branches : Accra, Antananarivo, Dakar, Jakarta, Jerusalem, Le Caire, Pekin, Port-Louis, Ouagadougou, Tunis.

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Key Figures

Key numbers (end of 2022)


€1,531 million

in new annual commitments to 152 projects

€9,501 million

in total portfolio of 1248 projects

€950 million

in investment funds


Other fund management

Proparco manages FISEA on behalf of the French government Agency (AFD), a fund which seeks to promote growth and jobs in Africa with special attention to financing for SMEs.

Financial Instruments


equity and quasi equity





Technical assistance

€6 million

approved in 19 projects


government funding


own funding


other funding

Investment focus

Proparco provides funding and support to businesses and financial institutions in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Proparco operates in all countries eligible for development assistance with high priority for Sub-Saharan Africa and Mediterranean countries.
Proparco focuses on key development areas to boost the private sector’s contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Agriculture and agribusiness, Banks, financial markets, Microfinance, Industry, Infrastructure (energy, telecoms, transport, water and sanitation), Manufacturing sector, Healthcare, Education, Tourism and real estate.





Overseas offices

Brazil, Cameroun, China, Colombia, Ghana, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, SouthAfrica, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey

Ministry in charge

Ministry of Economy and Finance

Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs