Proparco is a French Development Finance Institution (DFI) focused on private sector development. It has been promoting sustainable economic, social and environmental development practices for the past 40 years.

Proparco provides funding and support to both businesses and financial institutions across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle-East. It seeks to partner projects in key development sectors – infrastructure (with a specific focus on renewable energies), agribusiness, financial institutions, healthcare and education, etc. – and to boost the contribution of the private sector to achieving the sustainable development goals adopted by the international community in 2015.



Finnfund is a Finnish Development Finance Institution (DFI) which builds a sustainable world by investing in responsible and profitable businesses that drive sustainable developments in developing countries. FinnFund provides businesses operating in developing countries with risk capital, long-term investment loans, mezzanine financing and expertise on how to invest in the developing markets. FinnFund has invested approximately EUR 557 million primarily in clean energy, sustainable forestry, financial institutions, and agriculture. Maarifa is Finnfund’s first investment in the education sector.


Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU)

Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU), is a Development Financial Institution owned by the Government of Denmark. IFU provides risk capital and advice to companies doing business in Africa, Asia, Latin America and parts of Europe. IFU has invested approximately EUR 160 billion in more than 1,200 investments in 100 developing countries.


Emerging Capital Partners

Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) is the first private equity firm to raise more than US$2 billion for growth capital investing in Africa. Founded in 2000, ECP was one of the first firms dedicated to Africa, which translates into over 60 investments and over 30 exits through seven funds. Today, ECP has more people on the ground than any other firm. More than 70% of its investment professionals, who hail from 10 African countries, operate from 7 local offices. ECP is committed to environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles and in 2010 pledged to operate under the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI). ECP's investments are the most diversified of any African PE firm with impact capital in over 40 African countries.

ECP's investors include a number of leading public and private sector organisations including International Finance Corporation (IFC), CDC Group plc and the African Development Bank (AfDB).

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