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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Key Publications

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  • EDFI newsletter May 2015

    EDFI newsletter May 2015

    PROPARCO, DEG and FMO invest in “climate” projects in Latin America PROPARCO has made a USD 15 mln...

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  • EDFI newsletter April 2015

    EDFI newsletter April 2015

    OeEB, FMO, Proparco take part in the financing of Central America's largest wind farm OeEB together...

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  • EDFI newsletter March 2015

    EDFI newsletter March 2015

    KfW and BIO MSMEs in the DRC FPM SA (Fonds pour l’inclusion financière en République Démocratique...

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  • EDFI newsletter February 2015

    EDFI newsletter February 2015

    DEG, FMO and Swedfund invest in Ghana Access to financial services is one of the major constraints...

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  • EDFI newsletter January 2015

    EDFI newsletter January 2015

    PROPARCO, FMO and DEG partner with AKFED to support economic development in Southern...

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  • EDFI newsletter December 2014

    EDFI newsletter December 2014

    BIO, CDC and FMO supports renewable energy in Africa BIO, FMO and CDC, are participating in the Africa...

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  • EDFI newsletter November 2014

    EDFI newsletter November 2014

    Seven EDFI members invest in African SME fund CDC, DEG, Finnfund, FMO, PROPARCO, SIFEM and Swedfund...

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  • Global African Investment Summit 2015

    Global African Investment Summit 2015

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

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  • EDFI newsletter October 2014

    EDFI newsletter October 2014

    EDFI granted observer status to the Green Climate Fund Climate finance remains a top priority for EDFI...

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  • 2013 Annual Report

    2013 Annual Report

    EDFI 2013 ANNUAL REPORT on the EDFI activities, co-financing facilities EFP & ICCF and individual...

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  • EDFI newsletter - August 2014

    EDFI newsletter - August 2014

    FMO and DEG support Sustainable Finance practices in Kenya FMO and DEG have agreed on a joint...

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  • EDFI newsletter February 2014

    EDFI newsletter February 2014

    PROPARCO promotes the development of microfinance in Haiti PROPARCO signed a credit line in Haitian...

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