Tagged: Africa

PPP: Not as Advertised

So, a few years back ‘we’ thought we had found the holy grail of development aid: Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). This structure was being sold as a win-win-win for everybody. The corporates, governments and,...

Southern Africa Impact Investing Hotbed

After analysing the impact investing market in Asia, East and West Africa, GIIN, together with Open Capital Advisors, has now also analysed the Impact Investing market in Southern Africa. Many believe Impact Investing has...

East Africa Impact Investing Powerhouse

A report from The U.K. Department for International Development (DFID), The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and Open Capital Advisors reveals that nearly $ 10 billion in impact investment funds have flowed to East Africa....

This Map Shows: Africa is HUGE!

The true size of Africa is often underestimated, yet, as the graphic below illustrates, it turns out that the continent is actually larger then the USA, China, India, Japan, and all of Europe COMBINED!!  Africa is...

EIB Commits 720M EUR to Ghana

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has published it’s 11th National Indicative Program (NIP) for Ghana for the period 2014-2020. The EIB operates The European Development Fund (EDF), which is financed by direct contributions from EU...

China: ”Africa Is Our Next Superpower”

Every continent is ageing, except Africa. Africa is more stable then many think and has benefited from less wars and more free elections. Backed by vast natural resources, technological developments and a youthful population, Africa...

The Defining Moment For Gates

Bill Gates is perhaps one of the most well-known and generous philanthropists this world has seen! Yet some may wonder what it is that inspired Gates to become so involved with philanthropy. Thanks to...