AFD is the main operator for the French Official Development Assistance system and is involved in more than 60 countries in Africa, the Pacific, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. In each of these areas the Agency has contributed to financing development projects in the public and the private sectors through subsidies or concessional loans. The Agency and its subsidiary, Proparco, also support the development of the private sector through credit and other financial instruments, such as guaranteed loans, which allow resources in local currency to be raised.
AfDB - African Development Bank
The African Development Bank (ADB) is a regional multilateral development finance institution established in 1964 to mobilise resources towards the economic and social progress of its Regional member Countries. The ADB Group comprises the African Development Bank (ADB), the African Development Fund (ADF), and the Nigeria Trust Fund (NTF). Among other areas of intervention the Bank Group also continues to reinforce its support for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), by providing financing through lines of credit (LOCs) to local financial institutions, and for capacity building through the AMINA programme.
The BPI Group - headed by Banco BPI - is a Portuguese universal financial and multi-specialist group, focusing predominantly on commercial banking business and on domestic activity, to which 95% of its capital is allocated. Banco BPI serves more than 1.3 million Customers - Individuals, Companies and Institutions - by means of a multi-channel distribution network comprising over 500 retail branches, 15 investment centres, a home banking service (BPI Net), telephone banking (BPIDirector), specialist branches, agent network and structures dedicated to the Corporate and Institutional segments.
FMO - Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwinkelingslanden n.v.
The Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) supports the private sector in developing countries and emerging markets in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe. It does this with loans, equity participation, guarantees and other investment promotion activities. Its goal is to contribute to the structural and sustainable economic growth in these countries and, together with the private sector, obtain healthy returns. These returns make FMO a valuable risk partner. FMO builds bridges between entrepreneurs and capital, locally as well as across frontiers, for sustainable development and healthy returns.
Finnfund - Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd.
Finnfund is a Finnish development finance company that provides long-term risk capital for profitable projects in developing countries and transition economies outside the EU. It finances private projects that involve a Finnish interest. Finnfund is owned by the State of Finland 79,9%, Finnvera 20% and Confederation of Finnish Industries EK 0,1%.
IFC - International Finance Corporation
IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, promotes open and competitive markets in developing countries. IFC supports sustainable private sector companies and other partners in generating productive jobs and delivering basic services, so that people have opportunities to escape poverty and improve their lives. Through FY06, IFC Financial Products has committed more than $56 billion in funding support for private sector investments and mobilized an additional $25 billion in syndications for 3,531 companies in 140 developing countries. IFC Advisory Services and donor partners have provided more than $1 billion in program support to build small enterprises, to accelerate private participation in infrastructure, to improve the business enabling environment, to increase access to finance, and to strengthen environmental and social sustainability. For more information, please visit www.ifc.org.
IFU - The Investment Fund for Developing Countries
For the purpose of promoting economic activity in developing countries, IFU has been created to promote investments in these countries in collaboration with Danish trade and industry. IFU offers capital and advice to joint venture enterprises in developing countries. IFU participates as a partner in the joint ventures through committing equity capital and/or loans and through board membership.
Norweagian Investment Fund for Developing Countries
Norfund commenced its operations in 1998 and is structured as a separate legal entity with limited liability . Norfund is a professional organisation which contributes to the success of projects by providing not only risk capital but also expertise. The aim is to increase the value of the institution's investments through active participation at board level and by providing commercial and financial expertise as well as access to its international network. Norfund's investment staff have international experience from a wide range of industries and in-depth knowledge of business development and private equity in developing countries. Active involvement in locally-managed investment funds provides invaluable local knowledge and allows important contacts to be forged.
SWEDFUND - New Thinking New Markets
Swedfund is Sweden’s risk capital company specialised in investments in developing countries. Business and industry can benefit from our expertise in its endeavours to create profitable business in these new markets.
A vibrant economy is the key to sustainable development in poor countries. Swedish enterprises possess such driving forces, and so do developing countries.
Finnpartnership is a Business Partnership Programme financed by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and operated by Finnfund. Finnpartnership's mission is to increase commercial cooperation and promote business partnerships between companies in developing countries and in Finland to achieve positive developmental effects in developing countries. It channels business partnership initiatives from developing countries to companies in Finland and vice versa. With the help of Finnpartnership’s Matchmaking Service, companies can seek out new business opportunities and partners. Finnpartnership´s services are free of charge.