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CDC is UK’s Development Finance Institution (DFI) wholly owned by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID). Founded in 1948, it is the world’s oldest DFI with a history of making successful investments in businesses which have become industry leaders thereby having enormous impact on the private sector in their country and region as well as improving the lives of millions. Its mission is to support the building of businesses particularly Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia and contribute to long-term poverty reduction in developing countries.




KfW Development Bank is Germany’s leading development bank that forms an integral part of KfW Bankengruppe, founded in 1948. Based out of Frankfurt, it has some 650 personnel, of which about 190 are specialists in local offices, cooperating with partners all over the world. KfW Development Bank’s main client is the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), though it also works for other ministries, such as the Federal Foreign Office (AA) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), in implementing their development cooperation programmes and projects.


European Investment Bank

The European Investment Bank is the European’s Union’s non-profit long-term lending institution founded in Brussels in 1958 under the Treaty of Rome. It is a publicly owned financial institution and its shareholders are members states of the European Union. Its mission is to make a difference to the future of Europe and its partners by supporting sound investments which further EU policy goals.



Catholic Organization for Relief & Development Aid

Cordaid is one of the largest Dutch development organizations in Netherlands. It was founded in 1999 with the objective of helping people in distress and fighting structural poverty. As social entrepreneurs, it also creates opportunities for the world’s most marginalized people and for whoever wants to participate in development and collaboration. It has widespread regional presence in Africa as well other continents.



Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets

SIFEM is the Swiss Development Finance Institution (DFI) providing long-term finance to private equity funds and financial institutions in emerging markets. It is fully owned by the Swiss Confederation and managed by Obviam, a privately owned management advisory group. Its primary focus is on institutions investing in the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector and the microfinance sector on a selective basis.



Norwegian Microfinance Initiative

NMI is an innovative strategic partnership between the Norwegian public and private sectors that invests in microfinance institutions (MFIs) in developing countries and provide professional assistance and technical support for these institutions. The mission of NMI is to contribute to the empowerment of poor people and to the creation of jobs, wealth, and economic and social sustainability in developing countries by investing in and supporting MFIs.