National development finance institutions (DFIs) could be described as external development finance providers specialised in private sector development. These institutions have a developmental mandate and their main objective is to support and catalyse private investment in developing countries where access to capital markets is limited, using loans, equity and guarantees as well as other risk mitigation instruments. Their role is to bridge the gap between commercial investment and government aid, while avoiding market distorsions.
DAC countries’ DFIs
OEEB (Austria), BIO (Belgium), IFU and IØE (Denmark), FINNFUND (Finland), AFD and Proparco (France), DEG and KfW (Germany), SIMEST (Italy), FMO (Netherlands), NORFUND (Norway), SOFID (Portugal), COFIDES (Spain), SWEDFUND (Sweden), SIFEM (Switzerland), CDC (United Kingdom) and OPIC (United States).
DFIs’ operations at a glance
Trends of DFI operations - Interactive chart.
International Finance Institutions (IFIs)
Section under construction.
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