Welcome to EDFI - the Association of European Development Finance Institutions
EDFI is the Association of 15 bilateral institutions operating in developing and reforming economies, mandated by their governments to
- foster growth in sustainable businesses
- help reduce poverty and improve people's lives
- contribute to achieving the Millennium Development Goals
by promoting economically, environmentally and socially sustainable development through financing and investing in profitable private sector enterprises.
The Association strives to strengthen information flow and cooperation between its members and other bilateral, multilateral and regional development finance institutions.
EDFI in figures:
Consolidated portfolio including un-disbursed commitments:
2014: €32.9 bln in 4.006 projects
2013: €28.1 bln in 3.791 projects
2012: €26.0 bln in 3.617 projects
Consolidated new projects established in:
2014: €6.1 bln in 609 projects
2013: €5.8 bln in 614 projects
2012: €4.7 bln in 595 projects
Board of Directors:
Jaakko Kangasniemi – Chair (Finnfund)
Claude Barras (Sifem/Obviam)
Claude Periou (Proparco)
Diana Noble (CDC)
Luuk Zonneveld (BIO)
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