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22 February 2024
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Finance and other

CLIMA: A new type of grant to unlock debt market ambitions?

IDB’s new CLIMA initiative offers a new type of grant that imitates a 5% loan principal discount to borrowers for meeting nature and climate objectives. The goal is not...

15 February 2024
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Finance and other

AfDB’s hybrid capital first: A new funding tool for MDBs

AfDB's highly anticipated $750 million 10.5-year perpetual non-call venture into hybrid capital has not only established a promising benchmark, but has also signalled...

07 February 2024
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Climate finance

Climate loss and damage: A hard nut to crack

Loss and damage caused by climate change was finally operationalised into a proper fund at COP28 last November. But how do you raise $400 billion of humanitarian...

26 January 2024
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Finance and other

How do you fix overpriced macro risk premiums?

DFI support mechanisms have tended to focus on the project-specific micro premium in cost of capital. But a report for the Climate Policy Initiative by Avinash Persaud...

18 January 2024

Reimagining MDBs: How The Rockefeller Foundation is fuelling the engines of reform

Some of the most ambitious innovations in international development finance – from callable capital to rechannelling SDRs to forex risk exchange programmes – are being...

10 January 2024

Reimagining MDBs: The critique blended finance needs

One of the most important elements of the Capital Adequacy Framework (CAF) conversation is how MDBs are actually going to scale up private capital mobilisation. At the...

03 January 2024
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Finance and other

Reimagining MDBs: The credit rating agency perspective

MDBs are being tasked to push the boundaries on balance sheet conservativeness, but the level of impact this could have on their triple-A ratings is uncertain. Credit...

19 December 2023

Uxolo's development finance trends of 2023

2023 was the year of innovation for development finance, circled by the ongoing discussion around the G20 Capital Adequacy Framework (CAF) report and how MDBs can be...

13 December 2023
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Climate finance, Finance and other, Renewable energy

Unveiling Insights: Uxolo Development Finance Report 2023

Dive into some of the key highlights from Uxolo’s development finance report, assessing the market’s concerns and focuses amidst a landscape of growing investor caution.

07 December 2023

Uxolo 2023 Development Finance Report: Reflecting the development finance reality

Experience is as influential a shaper of development finance policy as data, and this year's edition of Uxolo's Development Finance Report carries more canvassed...

30 November 2023

CPRI: Will the deal flow grow?

Plenty has been prophesied already about the budding relationship between credit and political risk insurers (CPRI) and development finance lenders, particularly as CPRI...

16 November 2023
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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...

26 October 2023
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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...

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
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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...

20 September 2023
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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...