The EU’s bank in Africa steps up the action

By |september 17th, 2018|development banks, development finance institutions, East Africa, EIB, Ethiopia, european investment bank, Kenya, News, Uhuru Kenyatta|

Whether or not Jean-Claude Juncker’s plans for a "partnership of equals" with Africa becomes reality any time soon, the Luxembourg-based European Investment Bank will have an ever-increasing role in the continent.

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Taking development finance private

By |junij 7th, 2018|development aid, Development Assistance Committee, development banks, development finance institutions, European External Investment Plan, european investment bank, News|

The EU’s External Investment Plan (EIP) is the latest addition to the increasingly cluttered landscape of public-private development finance. The EIP's future shape and the role it can play was one of the hot topics at the European Development Days on 5-6 June.

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Don’t leave women out of EU investment programme, Commission is told

By |junij 6th, 2018|development banks, development finance institutions, EU Development Days, European Investment Plan, News, Women|

The issue of how the EU's External Investment Plan can help empower women and girls dominated the agenda at the European Development Days on Tuesday (5 June), as some panellists voiced concern that it might be marginalised in the final big picture.

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EU budget promises sweeping changes to development policy

By |maj 1st, 2018|Africa, development aid, development banks, EIB, EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

The development policy community is anxiously awaiting an overhaul of the EU’s development budget and the instruments used to spend it, when the European Commission publishes its communication on Wednesday (2 May) for the bloc’s next seven year budget.

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Development banks join forces to tackle climate change

By |oktober 20th, 2017|AfD, Climate Change, climate finance, COP, COP23, development assistance, development banks, France, IDFC, mitigation, News, Paris Agreement|

Director general of French development agency (AFD) was appointed to lead the International Development Finance Club (IDFC), uniting credit institutions worth $3,000 billion. Their objective: to throw their weight behind sustainable development. EURACT...

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