Investment Archive

Leaders Call for More Investment in Education to Empower Women

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau doubles contribution to Global Partnership for Education Men must have the courage to adopt a feminist role Business urged to increase education funding and reap high returns The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting is taking place on 23-26 January in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, under the theme Creating a Shared Future

AfDB, Nordic Development Fund, Global Environment Facility and Calvert Impact Capital partner in US $55-million investment into Off-Grid Energy Access Fund

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, January 4, 2018 – On December 15, the African Development Bank’s Board approved a US $30-million investment in the Facility for Energy Inclusion Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (“FEI OGEF”). This follows the approval of additional investments of US $10 million from Calvert Impact Capital (CIC), US $8.5 million from the Global Environment

B Capital Group leads the latest investment in Mswipe

  Mswipe closes Series D funding above the US$40 million mark   Marking B Capital’s foray into investments in India   The funds will be used for expanding Mswipe’s acceptance network for digital payments and strengthening product development capability Mswipe has a network of 280,000 terminals spread over 650 cities and towns Mswipe’s platform enables

NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility proposes regional information hub to stimulate investment in Africa

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 24 July 2017 – The NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) has advocated the establishment of a regional information hub to advertise bankable projects in Africa. NEPAD-IPPF proposes that each country should have a window linked to the centralized hub as part of an overall objective to unlock bankable investment opportunities in

Thailand Launches “Strategic Talent Center (STC)” to Boost Development and Investment in Target Industries

BANGKOK, July 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Thailand is supporting investors by setting up the Strategic Talent Center (STC) to enable the private sector to have an easier access to the available pool of manpower in the field of science and technology and to facilitate the entry and sojourn of foreign science and technology experts in

Starting in Uganda, sharing of big data to enable investment in education

LONDON, 13 June 17 – Millions more children could end up getting an education, when Opportunity International (OI) shares its experience and data on education microfinance, enabling others to invest in education. With 263 million children out of school, banks and other financial institutions have been reluctant to lend into developing countries’ education because –

World Economic Forum to Support 22 Countries and EU in Doubling Investment in Clean Energy R&D by 2021

World Economic Forum to work with Mission Innovation, a commitment by 22 countries and the European Union, to accelerate global clean energy innovation to address climate change Collaboration aims to support Mission Innovation by enabling public-private partnerships that enable a more sustainable, affordable, inclusive and secure global energy future Mission Innovation includes the world’s leading

Record power capacity of 161 GW added, for 23% less investment (USD 241.6 billion)

Today REN21 published its Renewables 2017 Global Status Report (GSR), the most comprehensive annual overview of the state of renewable energy. Additions in installed renewable power capacity set new records in 2016, with 161 gigawatts (GW) installed, increasing total global capacity by almost 9% over 2015, to nearly 2,017 GW. Solar PV accounted for around


  Oxford Business Group to publish 2017 country report   Nigeria, April 2017: A key trade facilitation agreement (TFA) signed by Nigeria and more than 100 other nations with the World Trade Organisation is expected to provide the country’s manufacturing industry with a major boost, Okechukwu E Enelamah, the minister of industry, trade and investment, told Oxford

AfDB engages stakeholders on suitable regulatory environment for investment in power sector

  Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, March 6, 2017 – Officials of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and the African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR) held discussions with some 50 power regulators from across Africa during the 13th Annual AFUR and Annual General Assembly (AGA) Conference, which took place from February 27 to March 2, 2017