• Global African Investment Summit 2015

  • 05 March 2015
  • EDFI will participate at the Global African Investment Summit 2015 in London on December 01-02, 2015.

    The Global African Investment Summit in London is a leading international platform, bringing high-level African government and investors to London to discuss investment opportunities into Africa.

    The event is run in partnership with 6 African Heads of State, 30 Ministers from across Africa, 650 Private Sector Investors, Development Banks, Pension Funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Multilateral Investment bodies and 135 Pan African Project owners, and looking to drive long-term international foreign direct investment into African Power, Agriculture, Financial Services, Capital Markets, Oil and Gas and Critical Infrastructure projects.


    The programme agenda will address ‘Transforming African Economies for Global Competitiveness’, covering the Natural Resources, Infrastructure and Power Sectors. New for 2015, sees the addition of dedicated sessions on Infrastructure, Real Estate and FMCG, a case study stream, and roundtable discussions addressing over 150 bankable projects.

    For more information, please visit:


    • TGAIS event profile EDFI (298.25kb) Download
  • Principles on responsible financing

  • 07 May 2009
  • EDFI members sign a declaration on Principles on responsible financing.

    • Press release Principles on Responsible Financing (111.40kb) Download
  • IFIs Harmonization Initiative

  • 22 October 2013
  • In October 2013, twelve members of the European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI) together with other thirteen International Financial Institutions (IFIs) signed a memorandum to foster collaboration and enhance private sector development impact.

    • Press Release - IFI Harmonization Initiative (324.43kb) Download
  • The European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI) provide €100 million additional funding to the INTERACT CLIMATE CHANGE FACILITY to finance climate change and energy efficiency projects.

  • 17 May 2013
  • EDFI members will provide additional funding for the INTERACT CLIMATE CHANGE FACILITY (ICCF), committing an additional €100 million to the co-financing investment facility. The additional funding will be provided by the following EDFI members: CDC (United Kingdom), COFIDES (Spain), DEG (Germany), FINNFUND (Finland), FMO (the Netherlands), NORFUND (Norway), OeEB (Austria), PROPARCO (France), SIFEM (Switzerland) and SWEDFUND (Sweden). The total financing capacity for ICCF has been increased to €406 million, of which AFD is participating with €100 million and EIB with €50 million.

    • 13 05 17 News Release ICCF top-up (156.55kb) Download
  • Press release: International Finance Institutions Pledge Increased Collaboration to Accelerate Development of Local Capital Markets

  • 19 April 2013
  • Representatives of seven international finance institutions today vowed to increase collaboration and improve coordination to accelerate the development of local capital markets and increase access to local currency finance in emerging markets.
    Ahead of the 2013 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group-International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C., senior officials of the African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Development Finance Institutions, Inter-American Development Bank, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and International Finance Corporation discussed collaboration on specific initiatives to promote local capital markets and local currency financing.

    • Press Release Senior Forum on Local Capital Markets Development (192.07kb) Download
  • Press release September 23, 2011

  • 24 September 2011
  • A new report finds that international finance institutions play a key role in catalyzing job creation and growth through the private sector in emerging markets, particularly as governments face increased pressure on public resources.

    • 11 09 23 Press Release IFI Report (49.92kb) Download
  • Press release September 23, 2011

  • 24 September 2011
  • Leading Development Finance Institutions Launch Corporate Governance Framework to Support Emerging Markets

    The leaders of more than 25 development finance institutions today will adopt the Corporate Governance Development Framework, a common set of guidelines to support sustainable economic development in emerging markets.

    • 11 09 22 CG DFIs Press Release (154.70kb) Download

  • 08 December 2010
  • The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI) today replenished the co-financed facility EUROPEAN FINANCING PARTNERS with €225 million to finance private sector investments in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

    • 10 12 08 Press Release EFP IV (77.79kb) Download
  • Evaluation of the Effectiveness of EDFI Support for SME Development in Africa

  • 04 June 2014
  • The members of EDFI have jointly commissioned an evaluation of the effectiveness of EDFI members’ support for SME development through financial institutions in Africa. In the course of 2013, this evaluation has been carried out by Horus Development Finance (Horus). Please download the report here

    • 14 06 02 Evaluation of EDFI support to SMEs through FIs (1.94mb) Download