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27 October 2022
Climate finance, Renewable energy

Quick to promise – slow on delivery again

COP26 featured renewed pledges to deliver on past undelivered financial promises, spawned a number of new grand support schemes and turned up the volume on calls for the...

21 October 2022

Uxolo Global 2022: Event takeaways

At its first global event, Uxolo welcomed DFIs, MDBs, commercial investors, impact investors, pensions funds, and asset managers to The Hague for a full day of...

20 October 2022
Climate finance

Shop talk: Where’s climate finance at?

With COP27 on the horizon, Uxolo spoke to Pedro de Aragao Fernandes, analyst at Climate Policy Initiative to outline one of his co-authored reports, the Global Landscape...

13 October 2022
Climate finance, Finance and other

Back to blue

The recent blue bond/blue loan package for Barbados is an evolution on the landmark debt-for-nature swap for Belize in 2021. The Barbados deal dispels concerns about...

03 October 2022
Social infrastructure

Linha 6/Laranja: BNDES breaking new ground

The Sao Paulo Linha 6/Laranja scheme is a pathfinder deal that exhibits BNDES’ new mantra on infrastructure investment, turns typical financing under a DFI umbrella on...

29 September 2022

IDB Invest’s Ferreira commits to sustainable funding

IDB Invest has committed to an ambitious 40% target of ‘climate and green finance’ by 2025. Orlando Ferreira, the bank’s CFO, says that what that means in practical terms...

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...

15 September 2022

Crowd funding - but not as we know it

Are DFIs crowding out or hindering the private sector on deals that could have been financed without DFI/MDB direct loans? Many in the commercial market believe so and...

08 September 2022

Size matters

Africa is awash with under-capitalised national DFIs. Would consolidation make the sector more impactful in terms of balance sheet leverage, de-risking and cost of debt?...

01 September 2022

Greenwashing: are regulators going to get on top of it?

Coherent global greenwashing regulation and ESG transparency is as much a problem for the private sector as development finance if the two are to complement each other in...

26 August 2022
Agriculture/food chain, Renewable energy

Rallying Cry's Carey Bohjanen on investing in gender and climate across agribusiness in Africa

Carey Bohjanen, founder of the Rallying Cry Initiative – in partnership with Dutch development bank FMO – and MD of Sustainable Finance Advisory, outlines how she engages...

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...

10 August 2022

Uxolo Development Finance Awards 2021: Pathfinders through the pandemic

In the first part of the inaugural Uxolo Awards we look at the best providers and financial engineering innovations in development finance in 2021.

02 August 2022

Which African sovereigns are most likely to default?

Since the start of the pandemic only two African countries have defaulted on their sovereign debt, in large part because of remedial action by multilaterals and DFIs. But...

02 August 2022
Health/education programmes, Social projects

Bupa Asia Limited's Rodney Gollo on healthcare investment in Asia

Rodney Gollo, Head of Risk at Bupa Asia Limited, explains how SDG 3s bid to lower global health disparities in emerging markets requires investment into broader systemic...

29 July 2022
Finance and other

MDB capital adequacy report: A mixed reception

The G20 mandated independent review of multilateral development banks’ (MDB) capital adequacy frameworks is out and has some key recommendations that could significantly...

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...

13 July 2022
Agriculture/food chain, Health/education programmes

CIDEF's Professor Nicholas Biekpe on the academic support of development finance

Professor Nicholas Biekpe, Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Development Finance at The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business speaks with Uxolo on how...

12 July 2022
Health/education programmes

Aspen Pharma: Great financing but where's the procurement support?

The Aspen Pharma deal was expected to fund Africa's first homegrown industrial scale Covid-19 vaccine production. There was nothing wrong with the financing or the...

05 July 2022
Finance and other

MOBILIST's Tara Sabre Collier on challenges of delivering sustainable capital flows

Tara Sabre Collier, team leader at MOBILIST, the UK's flagship green investment programme for developing economies, speaks with Uxolo about driving ESG investments in...