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Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Ghana
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
Status: Active
Bank Risk Rating: U
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Board Decision Date: 2016-05-25
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower or Client: Invest in Africa (IIA)
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
  • Finance
  • Industry and Trade
Investment Amount (USD): $ 0.20 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.

Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 0.17 MLN
Converted using 2017-12-25 exchange rate.

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Original disclosure @ FMO website
Updated in EWS: 2017-12-25

Project Description
WHO IS OUR CLIENT Invest in Africa (IIA) was launched as a not-for-profit company to unite businesses across sectors to help them deliver more sustainable investment into Africa and local SMEs. IIA creates innovative programs to support trade and investment into local economies and partnerships with local SMEs giving them greater access to skills, markets and finance. The beneficiaries of this project in this instance are Ghanaian SMEs, many of which are clients of FMOa€™s clients in the country, including Fidelity Bank and Ecobank. FUNDING OBJECTIVE To introduce a Business Skills Excellence Program (BSEP) in Ghana. To achieve this IIA will link SMEs on the programme with global consultants to embed the right strategies to make them locally, regionally and internationally competitive. To do so, IIA is has partnered with EY to provide expert consultants with SME advisory experience to develop bespoke systems and structures to support SME management teams as they grow their business. WHY WE FUND THIS PROJECT This project is aligned with FMOa€™s aim to stimulate economic development by ensuring the SMEs have the capital and opportunity needed to grow. It is complementary in so far is it enables the SMEs to develop their ability to ensure growth.
Investment Description
Contact Information
FMO South Africa +27 11 507 2500 joburg-office@fmo.nl
Bank Documents