Financing investments in developing countries
Its mission is to boost private investment in emerging and developing countries in favour of growth, sustainable development and reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Its sectoral strategy is tailored to the level of a country’s development and focuses on the productive sector, financial systems, infrastructure and equity investment.
It invests in a geographical area ranging from major emerging countries to the less developed countries, in particular in Africa, and has high-level requirements in terms of Social and Environmental Responsibility.
PROPARCO has a wide range of financial products to meet the specific needs of private investors in developing countries (loans, equity, guarantees and financial engineering).
Developmental and environmental impact measurement is crucial in monitoring the evolution of quality of each project. It also justifies investments and assesses their contribution to development.
Our activity in 2010
With €944M invested in 2010, the development finance institution has been able to pursue its growth - up 6% vs. 2009 - whilst combining financial performance and developmental impact. This year 2010 confirmsthe soundness of its business model and strengthens its position among the leading bilateral development finance institutionsin the world.
Operational results in 2010
During the course of 2010, PROPARCO achieved €944m in signatures as against €893m in 2009. On 31 December 2010, its portfolio stood at €2.1 billion, 31% more than on 31 December 2009. This growth took place in a context of strong risk management, with a particularly low doubtful debt level of 1.6% (as against 2.6% in 2009). The balance sheet rose from €1.9 billion in 2009 to €2.6 billion in 2010.
Commitments (deals signed) per product 2006-2010 (in €M)
Portfolio per geographical zone - loans and equity (as % of total portfolio) as of 31/12/2010