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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...

06 December 2023
Social infrastructure

EIB funds capacity boost at Madrid’s Atocha station

EIB has approved a €550 million ($593 million) loan to Adif to increase capacity at Madrid’s Puerta de Atocha Almudena Grandes station. The financing is...

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
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
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
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
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...