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23 November 2023
Climate finance

Will COP28 speed up change?

With COP28 due to kick off at the end of month and, based on previous COP outcomes, expectations of progress low, Uxolo takes a look at what progress MDBs have been...

16 November 2023
Finance and other

BII's Jo Fry on private credit's potential in Africa

British International Investment's (BII) Investment Director and Head of Intermediated Credit , Jo Fry, sits down with Uxolo to discuss the potential of private credit...

09 November 2023

Reimagining MDBs: ODI’s initial findings on callable capital

MDB callable capital represents an eye-watering $1.2 trillion in nominal terms, although it has yet to be properly quantified or harnessed. ODI, with funding from the MDB...

30 October 2023

Impact finance – the secret to scale is in the blend (part two)

Impact investment and blended finance – both key strategies in attracting private sector funding into energy transition, particularly in developing markets. So how to...

26 October 2023
Renewable energy, Traditional energy

Indonesia’s coal-fired reckoning

ADB’s ETM and the $20 billion I-JETP initiative are currently negotiating the ambitious task of retiring Indonesia’s young fleet of coal-fired power plants. While the...

20 October 2023
Renewable energy, Traditional energy

Improving the bankability of green hydrogen projects: A closer look at offtakes

DFI and MDB support will be required for hydrogen projects in promising developing markets like Africa. But offtake contracts will be key – and even in developed markets...

12 October 2023

IFC’s MCPP mobilisation win

The latest round of IFC’s Managed Co-Lending Portfolio Program (MCPP) has raised a landmark $3.5 billion from 13 credit insurers. Not only has the operation increased...

05 October 2023
Renewable energy

Growing the African carbon credit pot

The Africa Carbon Markets Initiative (ACMI) has secured $650 million of commitments for future carbon credits at the inaugural Africa Climate Summit. And given Africa’s...

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.

20 September 2023
Renewable energy

Baltic Power: A blended finance first for Poland

The project financing backing the Baltic Power project has just signed – but the rest of the first wave of Poland’s embryonic offshore wind sector is facing delays. The...

14 September 2023

African infrastructure: Taking the local funding route

Financing the $170 billion African infrastructure gap using domestic capital pools isn’t quite a pie in the sky – there are several financing tools that are already...

07 September 2023
Climate finance, Traditional energy

Gabon investor confidence flagging?

The coup in Gabon could not have been worse timing for the country's recent debt-for-nature swap and has made investors anxious – but DFI-backed deals appear to be...

04 September 2023

Baltica III: A delay to Poland’s fledgling offshore wind sector

Poland’s offshore wind sector remains in project finance infancy with no deal precedents to provide a viable financial template. And now, the 1GW Baltica III wind project...

22 August 2023

Impact finance – the secret to scale is in the blend (part one)

Impact investment and blended finance – both key strategies in attracting private sector funding into energy transition, particularly in developing markets. So how to...

16 August 2023

Talking shop: IDA's under the radar initiatives

Of the World Bank Group’s lending arms, IBRD, IFC, and MIGA are familiar names to most financiers. But IDA is less often in the press, despite its critical development...

10 August 2023

From idea to reality: Acre’s Export Finance Funds

Acre Impact Capital previewed the launch of its Export Finance Funds at TXF & Uxolo’s Global Conference 2023 in Lisbon. The first-of-its-kind strategy plans to bring...

04 August 2023
IT and telecoms

Build it and the data will come

The data revolution could be a relatively cheap and key driver for accelerating African development and finance across multiple sectors. But first it needs digital...

27 July 2023

Uxolo Global 2023: Looking back on a year of landmarks with ADB

ADB had another successful year in 2022, signing off on several financial firsts for the multilateral. Uxolo outlines some of the landmark deals of 2022, and hears from...

21 July 2023
Traditional energy

Signs of life in African T&D

Despite being one of the most essential components of energy value chains, investment in transmission and distribution (T&D) in Africa has been all but moribund. However,...

14 July 2023
Finance and other

What’s in a name?

BII has released its first annual accounts since the name change from CDC and the start of its five-year investment strategy. Was the name change just a rebranding or...