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20 October 2021

Risk transfer mechanisms can help bridge $3.7trn development finance gap

A new OECD report calls for development finance actors to use risk transfer mechanisms to mobilise more private sector funding for the sustainable development goals.

14 October 2021
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Covid-19

SIMA’s ‘unprecedented’ relief fund to keep lights on across Africa and Asia

The Energy Access Relief Fund amassed a unique coalition of investors to help 100 energy access companies survive a liquidity crunch brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic

07 October 2021
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Government

EU gears up to become world’s largest green bond issuer

The European Commission has adopted a new framework aimed at reassuring investors of the environmental credentials of its upcoming €250bn green bonds programme.

04 October 2021
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Covid-19, Export & Agency

TFP: The paths less travelled with EBRD’s Makhmudova

The EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Programme continues its success and in no small measure that is down to its team. Kamola Makhmudova reflects on her decade as lead banker of...

30 September 2021
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Government, Renewables

The hidden world of Chinese development finance revealed

Analysing close to $1 trillion worth of Chinese development projects since the turn of the millennium, a new report reveals that China now spends over double its closest...

30 September 2021
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Impact Investment, Regulation, Government

Accelerating green investments in developing economies

In the run-up to COP26, some of the best minds involved in climate finance deliberate over the ways to attract private capital towards green investments and overcome...

30 September 2021
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Impact Investment, Regulation, Government

UNEP FI: Public private approaches will be critical in mitigating climate change

Eric Usher, Head, United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), speaks at the Uxolo Climate Finance virtual platform about the significant...

23 September 2021
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Impact Investment, Regulation

The dawning of the conservation finance market

A new report by the Coalition for Private Investment in Conservation reveals that the conservation finance market looks set for take-off in 2021 – but still lacks...

22 September 2021
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Water

Under the radar: Water and sanitation in Bomet

In the first of a series of profiles on DFI-backed deals that rarely grab the headlines, Uxolo talks to two of the key architects at the AfDB of the structure...

20 September 2021
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Water

Landmark blended finance structure used for key Angolan water project

With a promise to make a significant contribution towards UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 and climate resilience, the $1.1 billion Angolan water infrastructure project...

14 September 2021
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Impact Investment, Agriculture, SMEs

The impact fund banking on smallholder farmers in developing countries

FMO and Rabobank have each invested €10 million in the IDH Farmfit Fund, which aims to bridge the $170 billion annual credit gap of small-scale farmers in developing...

02 September 2021
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Government, Major projects, Power, Transport

Central America’s 21st century industrial revolution

The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (Cabei) is embarking on an ambitious project to bring private equity financing to fund the region’s vital...

01 September 2021
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Power, Renewables

How the EIB aims to power Europe’s green hydrogen revolution

The European Development Bank recently signed advisory agreements with two local hydrogen associations as it looks to finance the EU’s aim to increase hydrogen to 14% of...

18 August 2021

Blended finance: a solution to the SDG funding puzzle?

Blended finance could be a significant part of the funding solution in meeting the UN's SDGs. But to pull in private sector investment in the volume needed, and the time...

12 August 2021
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Renewables

Could ADB's new SDG bond accelerate Asian green infrastructure growth?

The Asian Development Bank is looking to develop 10 pilot deals for its new SDG Accelerator Bond concept by the end of 2021, and deliver the first two issuances in 2022....

05 August 2021

On the Mesoamerican Reef, a model for insuring nature’s future

A 100-mile stretch of coral reef off Mexico’s Caribbean coast is now insured just like any other valuable asset. Is this the future of conservation?

30 July 2021
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Manufacturing

Can DFIs spark a 3D-printing revolution in critical infrastructure?

Uxolo talks to the UK’s development financier, CDC Group, about a pioneering collaboration with Holcim in Malawi that has inaugurated the world’s first 3D-printed school....

23 July 2021
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Covid-19

Blended finance: Mobilising private capital in pandemic recovery

DFIs have reacted quickly and strongly to the short-term fall-out from Covid-19 on Africa – arguably quicker and more strongly than many governments. But the longer term...

16 July 2021

Thinking outside the box: How DFIs can support refugees

The IFC and the DFC last month launched innovative financing facilities aimed at unlocking new sources of funding to address the world’s growing refugee crisis.

14 July 2021

Non-payment insurance in development finance: main takeaways from the Texel virtual event

On June 30th, insurance brokers Texel hosted a Development Finance Insurance (DevFIns) 2021 virtual event, offering a general sentiment on the private insurance market,...