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18 June 2021
Renewable energy, Traditional energy

‘Green’ or ‘sustainability-linked’?: How cities can finance their climate goals

At the EBRD’s Green Cities Annual Conference 2021, the European development bank’s Carel Cronenberg laid out the respective benefits and drawbacks of two key green...

11 June 2021
Renewable energy, Traditional energy

CFLI report offers blueprint for unlocking climate finance in emerging markets

The report highlights opportunities for further public-private collaboration and pathways for policymakers to accelerate private climate finance ahead of COP26. Uxolo...

04 June 2021

Afreximbank's Kofi Asumadu Addo, Director Guarantees and Specialized Finance, on Covid 19

Sam McManus, Director at Uxolo Development Finance speaks with Kofi Asumadu Addo, Director Guarantees and Specialized Finance at Afreximbank on how after being mandated...

02 June 2021

Canadian impact fund debuts new model for financing indigenous entrepreneurs

The $150 million IGF fund—run by and for Indigenous communities—reached first close at the end of April. The innovative Canadian social impact scheme uses public sector...

27 May 2021

Climate Breakthroughs Summit Highlights Crucial Momentum for Net-Zero Emissions

UN Climate Change News, 27 May 2021 - Today, world leaders convened at the Climate Breakthroughs Summit -- a collaboration between the World Economic Forum, Mission...

26 May 2021
Social infrastructure

Development finance ‘paramount’ in fight against AMR pandemic

The world is sleepwalking into a post-antibiotic era, where simple infections become deadly. Looking to halt the march of this ‘silent pandemic’, the EIB and BioVersys...

18 May 2021

Understanding ECAs: Smoothing an uneasy multi-sourced alliance?

Because of their very different lending and cover mandates, ECAs and DFIs have long been fractious allies in big-ticket multi-sourced project financing in emerging...

12 May 2021

Building a Beta recovery in Asia

Nick J. Freeman, Associate Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), considers some of the key challenges, old and new, that a post-pandemic K-shaped...

10 May 2021

Earth Security's founder Alejandro Litovsky on climate finance

Sam McManus, Director at Uxolo Development Finance talks with Alejandro Litovsky, Founder & CEO, Earth Security on climate finance and making carbon an investable market...

05 May 2021

How development banks can lead trade finance’s blockchain transition

In a deal that will save weeks in processing time, African development bank TDB is using blockchain technology to finance $400 million-worth of fertiliser trade finance...

30 April 2021

Pangea-Risk's Dr. Robert Besseling, CEO, on the IMF in Africa

Sam McManus talks to Dr. Robert Besseling, Founder and CEO of PANGEA-RISK, about the historical and existing role of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), especially in...

29 April 2021

The EU gears up for development finance framework

The EU is currently considering a financial framework for European multilateral and bilateral development banks – under the EFAD umbrella. But, as Paul Mudde, consultant...

27 April 2021

African PPP: from drawing board to reality

David Baxter, senior advisor to the UNECE-affiliated International Sustainable Resilience Center for PPPs (ISRC), considers the potential for PPP as an alternative source...

22 April 2021

MIGA's Hoda Moustafa, Africa Regional Head, on successful solar power project models

Sam McManus at Uxolo Development Finance talks to Hoda Moustafa, Africa Regional Head at Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) about successful solar power...

21 April 2021
Social infrastructure

New impact fund to address ‘systemic underfunding’ of public health research

Adjuvant’s $300 million fund has assembled a wide range of development financiers and impact investors to finance new technologies that can combat public health crises...

15 April 2021

EBRD's Matthew Jordan-Tank, Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Policy, on mobilising capital

Listen to this week's podcast where Sam McManus, Director at Uxolo Development Finance, talks with Matthew Jordan-Tank, Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Policy and...

15 April 2021
Agriculture/food chain

DFC bets on blended finance for nature-based climate solutions

The US’ DFI is looking to use de-risking instruments such as credit guarantees to attract diverse groups of investors into projects that use nature to combat...

06 April 2021
Agriculture/food chain

DFIs and impact investors crowd into Phatisa’s $143m African food fund

CDC, Norfund, Finnfund, FinDev Canada, and BIO have all committed to the fund, which will invest across the African food value chain in order to reduce the continent’s...

31 March 2021
Renewable energy

DFIs go off-grid

March has seen a flurry of new financing commitments for off-grid renewable energy projects as DFIs look to accelerate deal flow in the fast-maturing sector.

19 March 2021
Renewable energy

Pretty green: Mangroves could be a $12bn climate finance market

A Pakistan-based case study led by the UK’s development finance institution, CDC Group, demonstrated the investment case for a mangrove restoration project next to a wind...