Our range of services

Financing and supporting economic and financial actors in the South

According to a recent UN report, investment needs in developing countries are estimated at between USD 3,300bn and USD 4,500bn a year in the key sustainable development sectors: basic infrastructure (roads, rail, ports…), food security (agriculture and rural development), climate change mitigation and adaptation, health and education.

If the amount of public and private investments remains unchanged in these sectors, developing countries will continue to face an average financing gap estimated at USD 2,500bn a year for 2015-2030.
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Bridging the gaps of local financial systems

Proparco’s action bridges the gaps of local financial systems that are not always able to provide appropriate financing for the needs of their economies.

Proparco meets this objective without causing market distortions or crowding out effects for private financial actors, particularly local and international commercial banks. Its operations are complementary to their services (principle of subsidiarity), on terms that are as close as possible to those of the market, without grants or elements of concessionality.

By implementing a full range of financial instruments, from senior loans to equity, including convertible bonds and guarantees, Proparco can meet most of the financing needs that would not be covered by private actors.

In addition to their subsidiarity, its operations aim to contribute to achieving real progress in sustainable development in Southern countries (principle of additionality).

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Non-financial services

In developing countries, the private sector does not only need financing, but also to be assisted in strengthening its organization, practices and, more generally, its activity.

In addition to its financial tools, Proparco offers its clients more qualitative support, ranging from strategic advice to technical assistance.

These non-financial services aim to assist client companies in areas as diverse as governance, human and financial resources management, and improving environmental and social practices.

They also aim to help them develop new products and services, establish innovative modes of production and organization, obtain certifications, etc.

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