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The Small and Medium Enterprise Enterprise Development Agency (ADEPME) is the operational arm of the Ministry of Trade Informal Sector Consumer Affairs Promotion of local products and SMEs to provide non financial services to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). It is responsible for assisting and supervising SMEs who request it or who receive loans from the State.objectives To encourage the generation of SMEs to strengthen the productive capacities of SENEGAL and to densify the fabric of SMEs To strengthen the competitiveness of companies to promote the economic growth of SENEGAL To assist companies in difficultyOffered services Accompaniment Consulting Studies and monitoring Training Problem solving Networking

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Senegal Impact: Capacity Building


Awethu Project

South Africa

Over the last seven years we ve grown from a R60K startup to a company with hundreds of millions of Rands to invest in our vision. We've incubated hundreds of entrepreneurs and positively impacted the lives of thousands of people. We've been recognised internationally by the Echoing Green Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative and locally by institutions such as Discovery and the South African Government and individuals such as Archbishop Tutu and Nku Nyembezi Heita.We flexibly combine ideas people and capital to build the fast growing SMEs South Africa needs.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: South Africa Impact: Access to Financial Services


Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countrie


BIO invests directly in private sector projects and as such makes a structural contribution to the socio economic growth of those host countries. Its mandate requires strict criteria in terms of geographical targets financing tools and above all impact on development.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Belgium Impact: Access to Financial Services


Liberian Bank for Development & Investment


The LBDI was created by an Act of the National Legislature in 1961 under the joint initiative of the Liberian government and major international financial institutions who purchased equity in the Bank namely International Financial Corporation (IFC) Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) Capital Partners European Investment Bank (EIB) Groupe Agence Franicais de Development (GAFD) and Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungesllchaft (DEG) over 150 private Liberians other international and local institutions. Foreign shareholding is 44.47% and local shareholding is 55.53%.LBDI is predominantly a privately owned institution under private management and a Board of Directors elected annually by its Shareholders.

Type: Bank Geography: Liberia Impact: Equality & Empowerment/Minorities/Previously Excluded Populations




Obviam has been managing the Swiss DFI for almost 20 years and as part of its mandate been mobilizing private capital to invest alongside public institutions into Impact investments in developing countries. Over the years Obviam has raised private funds from large Swiss banks and is now launching a LSE Impact Investing fund to mobilize retail investment into these same markets. The LSE vehicle IMPACT INVESTMENT TRUST PLC will be the first emerging market listed Impact FoF providing retail clients diversification liquidity and commercial returns through one platform.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: South-Eastern Asia Impact: Income/Productivity Growth