A North/South platform of investors for development
PROPARCO enjoys a public-private governance that gathers investors from both the North and South and sets it apart from the other European Development Finance Institutions (EDFIs). This North-South community of investors shares a common commitment to sustainable development and carries potential for strong synergies.
A North – South Investment community
In a multi-polar and multi-stakeholder world, the North-South, public-priv ate governance of PROPARCO is well adapted to assist private investment as a vector for development.
PROPARCO differs from its European counterparts through its governance. It resembles a North-South investment community made up of thirty public and private shareholders who are committed long term to development.
The Agence Française de Développement, a public institution implementing French development and cooperation policy is the main shareholder. PROPARCO benefits from its supports in terms of human resources, financial backing, commercial network and geographical presence.
External shareholders, businesses, banks and European and African financial institutions bring to the table a decisive expertise in the domain of strategic management and governance.
This enlarged community has been meeting for the past two years at PROPARCO ’s Investment Club, a crossroads for meeting,exchanging and reflecting on tomorrow’s challenges for the private sector in the Southern economies.