3 mins in development finance/wk30


Over the summer, I will share links to content I’ve recently digested that I think are relevant for those interested in Development Finance and Impact investing in general. Not all articles featured here are about the DFIs, but in my opinion, they address the markets we invest in and/or speak about subjects/ideas that we should be aware of.

You will note that I am partial to news affecting certain markets in Asia in particular.

Key takeaways

IFC committed $5.6 Billion for Private Sector Development in Africa and the Middle East in fiscal 2020.

EBRD H1 2020 financing reaches $5 billion, compared to $3.7 billion the previous year.

United Nations Development Programme and EIB identify effective digital response to COVID-19 in Africa.

Proparco and FMO extend a $50 million loan to BCI Mozambique.

ADB’s Private Sector Operations Commitments Reach $3 Billion for Record Number of Projects in 2019.

BIS paper looks on what some governments have done to promote Fintech to support financial inclusion during COVID.

Development Finance






Asia Development Bank




Misc content in development finance

Country views







Not obviously linked to Impact, but interesting on the periphery

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The Economist

Financial Times

Could these structures be of interest for Impact Investments?

Food for thought on making agriculture “greener”

(22/07/20) Flooding displaces millions in south Asia

Nikkei Asian Review


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Florian Kohler

Florian Kohler

Florian is passionate about helping bridge the trust gap to help facilitate greater capital flows into developing countries by supporting entrepreneurs.