17 Oct 2019
International day for the eradication of poverty
Today is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. PIDG’s strategy is aligned to the SDGs and aims to deliver high-impact development to combat poverty in rural and remote populations, to increase the supply of jobs, improve livelihoods and create essential links to urban areas.
04 Oct 2019
Acorn housing, Nairobi - GuarantCo provides first ever green bond in Kenya and EAIF makes first affordable housing investment
“The UK is mobilising private sector investment to help African nations make the most of their enormous potential. We are leading the way in the listing of green bonds, with over 100 bonds listed on the London Stock Exchange. The growth of the green bond market in East Africa is supporting vital climate resilient infrastructure and helping provide 5,000 students in Kenya with environmentally-friendly, affordable housing" UK Secretary of State for International Development Alok Sharma
03 Oct 2019
GuarantCo with Standard Chartered Bank to provide a US$ 50 million dual currency guarantee backed loan for K-Electric, Pakistan
GuarantCo with Standard Chartered Bank to provide a US$ 50 million dual currency guarantee backed loan for K-Electric to support aerial bundled cable roll-out and smart grid solutions in Karachi, Pakistan
25 Sep 2019
PIDG Pathfinder, new quarterly newsletter September 2019
The new PIDG Pathfinder quarterly newsletter is published.
29 Jul 2019
PIDG company EAIF lends €28 million to Azito Energie's power plant expansion in Cote D'Ivoire
Power plant will benefit up to 4.9 million people, provide low-cost base load power, displacing older less efficient equipment. A competitive tariff pricing is moving the region towards OECD norms.
02 Jul 2019
Swiss-African Business Circle, 7th Annual Africa Business Day
PIDG CEO, Philippe Valahu, CEO, gave a keynote speech at the Africa Business Day in Zug, Switzerland
30 May 2019
EAIF announces first ever transaction in Guinea
PIDG company the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund invests US$40 million in Guinea Expanded rail and port facilities will drive economic growth in one of Africa’s poorest nations
30 May 2019
R20 Austrian World Summit
Emilio Cattaneo, Executive Director, EAIF, participated in a panel on Blended Finance at the R20 Austrian World Summit on Climate Change in Vienna
29 May 2019
2018 Annual Review
Today PIDG publishes its 2018 Annual Review, reflecting on the successful delivery of innovative solutions across our key sectors and markets.
20 May 2019
Blended Finance Collaboration workshop, UKEF, PIDG and CDC
UK Export Finance (UKEF), PIDG and CDC held an all-day workshop on Friday, 17th May to improve the understanding of each organisation’s scope, to identify areas for collaboration.
15 May 2019
AFSIC 2019, London
African Financial Services Industry Conference (AFSIC) hears EAIF's Emilio Cattaneo say changes needed if Africa is to grow its energy infrastructure stock.
30 Apr 2019
GuarantCo launches Study of Bangladesh Bond Market at Local Capital Market Infrastructure Financing Conference in Dhaka
Playing a pro-active role in the development of a bond market in Bangladesh