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Addressing gaps in 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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L'accompagnement technique de Proparco

Our extra-financial offer

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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