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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...

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,...

06 July 2023

Uxolo Global 2023: AFC's Ajebo on African institutions for Africa

During the TXF and Uxolo Global 2023 conference in Lisbon, the team managed to corner some of the leading experts in development finance to ask them about their years so...

29 June 2023

Recycling SDRs - the alternatives on the block

Calls for the reform of IMF’s Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) are getting louder – the volume was pumped up to high at the last AfDB meeting. Uxolo talks to Hassatou Diop...

08 June 2023

The big one: Uxolo 2022 Development Finance Report

The Uxolo annual report is officially out, covering a year of development finance transaction activity against a background of conflating global crises. This first...

31 May 2023

JPM DFI: It might not be a traditional DFI, but it doesn’t need to be

Three years ago, a couple of months before the Covid-19 pandemic began, JP Morgan launched the world’s first private DFI (JPM DFI). Adopting the DFI moniker has proven a...

27 April 2023
Climate finance, Finance and other

Measuring climate ambition

Chile and Uruguay’s pathfinder sovereign SLBs are inspiring other countries to consider their own SLB debut. But as the instrument gains popularity, it will be vital to...

13 April 2023
Climate finance

Nature-based solutions: Can plants come with profit?

Nature-based solutions are one of the world’s most powerful tools for capturing and storing carbon, protecting coastlines, reducing rising temperatures, and safeguarding...

03 April 2023

Uxolo Pathfinder Awards 2022: Small can be beautiful

The financings, grants and guarantees that punched above their weight in 2022. Uxolo picks the winners and looks at why they’ll have a big impact.

30 March 2023

Shoptalk: DFC’s upcoming pipeline in Africa and LATAM

Jeremy Bennett, managing director of structured finance at US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), outlines the DFI’s strategic priorities for 2023 – from...

23 March 2023
Renewable energy

Monsoon Wind: DFIs provide foundation for Laos wind growth

The landmark, and heavily DFI-backed, Monsoon Wind transaction in Laos provides a foundation for further international bank involvement in this fledgling sector. But...

09 March 2023
Climate finance

Sovereign SLBs: Capitalising on NDCs

In 2022, Chile and Uruguay became the first sovereigns to issue sustainability-linked bonds. Through step-ups and step-downs, and with the help of IDB, the two countries...

08 March 2023
Finance and other

DFIs and brokers: Insights from BPL Global and Frontclear on enhancing local money markets

Private insurers and DFIs have been working together to extend the reach of development financing into local capital markets. Charlotte Hampshire, director at BPL Global,...

02 March 2023

SLBs: Broken promise

In January 2023, UK-based NGO Mighty Earth filed a case with the SEC against Brazilian meat-producer JBS for allegedly misleading investors with its sustainability-linked...

01 March 2023

Kicking off 2023 in Miami: Pre-event intelligence with FinDev Canada's Lori Kerr

Lori Kerr, CEO of FinDev Canada, gives a preview of her upcoming talk at the Uxolo & Proximo Latin America Development, Energy & Infrastructure Finance 2023 event, where...