What is « impact investment » according to the GIIN ?
Intelligence & Analysis | 04/03/2014"Impact investments are investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. Impact investments can be made in both emerging and developed markets, and target a range of returns from below market...

O. Lafourcade in Addis Ababa for the 1st African Philanthropy Forum
News | 26/02/2014Olivier Lafourcade, chairman of IPDEV took part to the first edition of The African Philanthropy Forum held in Ethiopia on February 24th and 25th. This meeting sponsored by the Global Philanthropy Forum gathered the most famous philanthropy actors (The Tony Elumelu Foundation, The Rockfeller...

I&P among the winners of the IEIF grant!
News | 12/02/2014I&P was announced as one of the 7 winners of the IEIF grant managed by the Global Impact Investment Network (GIIN). The competition for the grant was launched in April 2013 at the Africa Impact Investing Forum supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Tony Elumelu Foundation.“The winners...

"Urbanisation is one of the most powerful growth engines the world has ever experienced", Jean-Michel Severino
In The Press | 05/02/2014"Head-to-head: Is Africa’s young population a risk or an asset?", interview de JM Severino on BBC. " Does demographic growth work for economic growth? Yes "Or at least, at some specific moments, one of which Africa is experiencing now. This continent's path is unique in the history of...

First women's commercial bank launched in Uganda!
In The Press | 23/01/2014Uganda Finance Trust and CEO Anne Nakawunde celebrated last week the issue of its Banking Licence by the Ugandan Central Bank :" It all started with a group of women. Driven by the dream of financial freedom, they carried the hopes of other women and many low income people in Uganda that...

Jean-Michel Severino will take part to the European Development Days 2013
Intelligence & Analysis | 26/11/2013Today Jean-Michel Severino will take part at the European Development Days 2013, on the subject  " Financing beyond ODA - How better mobilize all resources for development financing? "View the program

Mialy Ranaivoson presents Nutrizaz'a at the European Development Days
Intelligence & Analysis | 26/11/2013I&P Madagascar's investment officer Mialy Ranaivoson will present today the case study on Nutrizaz'a, a social initiative turning into a social business, during the European Development Days in Brussels.She will also present IPDEV new...

Lions go digital: The Internet’s transformative potential in Africa
Intelligence & Analysis | 20/11/2013Mc Kinsey plublished a report intitled "Lions go digital: The Internet’s transformative potential in Africa ". According to the report " Only 16 percent of the population is online, and the Internet’s contribution to GDP is half that in other emerging regions. But the lions are now stirring. A...

JM Severino is giving a speech at Europhilantopics - EVPA conference
News | 14/11/2013Jean-Michel Severino is giving a speech at Philantopics on " What role can philanthropists and policymakers play in nurturing economic growth and social change in Sub-Saharan Africa?" Voir le programme

The funding gap for SMEs in developing countries reaches $ 2 000 billion according to IFC
Intelligence & Analysis | 13/11/2013"The funding gap for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries reached 2,000 billion dollars," according to the report of the International Finance Corporation (IFC).SMEs are facing many challenges in developing countries, however, access to finance remains by far the main...

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