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28 September 2023
Traditional energy

Why 2023 DFIs are not 2012 DFIs

A new study of World Bank trade finance activity glosses over ten years of market evolution.

25 May 2023
Renewable energy

African renewables’ persistent commercial debt deficit

A review of the IFC’s scaling solar initiative, and what it says about the African project finance market.

20 April 2023

Will emerging markets always be the markets of the future?

Despite DFI emerging markets support, global project finance deal flow has skewed heavily in favour of high-income countries over the last two decades, and the gap...

24 November 2022
Climate finance, Traditional energy

What ETMs can and can’t do for coal-fired power retirements

The recent ACEN ETM to retire the South Luzon coal-fired plant early attracted some controversy over its use of the ETM moniker. But the deal is more promising than was...

18 November 2022

Uxolo Awards 2022 and what it takes to be a winner

Size is not everything in development finance – small transactions can be as, if not more, impactful when they are pathfinders to new markets and asset classes, or...

17 November 2022

Mind your exits

The logic of DFI exit mobilisation theory is sound. So why isn’t it happening in a big way in Africa and what are the issues stopping the concept delivering on its...

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...

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...

18 July 2022
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...

24 February 2022
Renewable energy

Greek project finance on the mend

Since the country's financial meltdown, project finance lending in Greece has slowly made a comeback in tandem with DFI support for a growing renewable energy and PPP...

03 February 2022
Renewable energy

A change of Uzbek wind speed and direction?

Although the Uzbek wind sector is still in its infancy, a host of recent legislative reforms, and the first project tendered under those reforms, could spur an...

06 October 2020

Chasing DFI infrastructure cash

Given the vast Covid-19 relief packages they are putting together, are DFIs really in a position to play a bigger role than usual in planned infrastructure stimulus...