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In the press
"Nous voulons créer une rupture, en dix ans nous révolutionnerons le système de création d'entreprise en Afrique", JM Severino presents IPDEV2, the new impact investment strategy for African entrepreneurship, that aims to establish a network of 10 in-country venture capital vehicles, in Forbes Afrique, January 2014. >> Read More

"Les entrepreneurs africains sont des héros", interview with Jean-Michel Severino, in Jeune Afrique, in partnership with RFI. >> Listen 

Les PME, acteurs majeurs des nouvelles économies africaines, interview with Daouda Coulibaly, Trainis and Sidi Khalifou, CDS on Africa N°1, October 2013. >> Listen

Le capital investissement au service du développement de l'Afrique, interview with Patrice Gomis, in  the Magazine Réussir, Sénégal, November 2013. >> Read More

Submission of the 2013 Orange Prize Social Entrepreneur in Africa chaired by JM Severino. >> Read More 

 
I&P News
Baafour Otu-Botaeng joins the team as an investment officer in Ghana.

Feedback on the Training for I&P partners on 22nd and 23rd October 2013 in the prémises of Crédit Coopératif.  >> Read More 


I&P inaugurates its new office in Abidjan on January 31, 2014.

I&P received its certificate of compensation of 170 teq for 2012 and decided to fund a project in Mali with a view to replace traditional cooking stoves for rural populations. >> Read More

 
Agenda
EVPA Annual Conference – 26 to 28 November 2013 in Geneva: participation of Olivier Lafourcade, IPDEV charmain, 
 

Partnerships
PRI
 
I&P sponsors the next Â« Africa SMB forum » to be held in Casablanca, from 12 to 14 march 2014.

 
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Jean-Michel Severino, CEO of I&P wishes you a happy new year !

 

 
 
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360° Assessment of ACEP Cameroun Impacts

 

Pierrick Barraton, PhD student at I&P, conducted, in september 2013, a research to measure the impacts of ACEP Cameroun’s activities on borrowers, in partnership with "Planete d'Entrepreneurs" a HEC students association. Acep Cameroon is a MFI dedicated to finance small and medium sized enterprises in rural areas close to Douala, Yaounde and Bafoussam. I&P is committed alongside Acep Cameroun since 2006.






















The survey which was conducted among 281 borrowers of  ACEP Cameroun highlighted the impacts of the MFI, both internally through the number of jobs created or level of wages, and externally while taking into account the total amount of taxes generated by its activities and the knock-on effect on suppliers of beneficiaries.

Read More:

>> Executive Summary of the impact survey (in English)
>> Final Report (available in French)

 
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Our entrepreneurs partners 

 

Uganda Finance TrustPortait of Anne Nakawunde, CEO of Uganda Finance Trust, a microfinance NGO becoming a bank!


Uganda Finance Trust started its operations in 1984, providing a variety of financial services (savings, credit and money transfer services) to over 180,000 low and medium-income customers, especially women.
Anne Nakawunde holds a Master of Business Administration from Makerere University, Kampala, with a major in finance. The Women’s World Banking network in New York recognized her as the "Financial Woman of the Year" in 2008. 


Fore more informations:


Anne Nakawunde used her strong track record of leadership and innovation skills to promote UFT, and now to turn it into a leading bank in Uganda. UFT will celebrate this month the issue of the Licence for Finance Trust Bank Ltd. by the Central Bank.  >> Read More


 
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In brief, our partners' news 

  • Bakou Logistics (Burkina Faso, IPAE)  was appointed «Best transporter» of Total Burkina and received the "Diploma of excellence" in the fied of transport for its performance and the quality of its services.  >> Read More 
  • Jean-Pierre Imélé, CEO of Biotropical (Cameroon, IPDEV), got a special PROMOTEUR BIO award within the " AGRIC AWARDS La Voix Du Paysans 2013 ", for his contribution to the promotion and development of organic farming in Cameroon. >> Read More
  • Nest For All (Senegal, IPAE) has opened its maternity ward in the neighborhood of Grand-Yoff in Dakar and welcomed his first baby,whose name is Ibrahima, on November 23rd, 2013. 

 

I&P Portfolio - Output IPDEV:

  • Colaser (Health, Senegal) has paid its loan contracted with IPDEV in 2007. IPDEV has enabled the creation of this leading ophthalmologic clinic, recognized as the sub-region and accompanied its promoters Pr LAM, Dr Seck, Dr. Jouni and Dr. Jaffar in structuring and sustaining their business.
  • IPDEV partially exits from Biotropical (Agribusiness, Cameroon), after an investment from Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation and the company Biofruisec.
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Intelligence & Analysis 


1) Growth in SubSaharan Africa will reach 5.3% in 2014, according the World Bank. >> Read the World Bank report

2) How to develop economic partnership and exchange between Africa and France ?
  • Submission of the Africa-France report co-written by Jean-Michel Severino, during the African summit on December 4-5th, 2013. >> Read More 
  • Africa Forum - 100 innovations for a sustainable development: France, via AFD promotes innovations for a sustainable development in Africa. Nutrizaza (Madagascar, IPDEV) and PhileoL (Madagascar, IPDEV) have been selected and Njaka has been invited among 21 finalists to present PhileoL during the summit. >> Read More 

3) How to fund the « missing middle » of the African economies ?
  • In its report entitled "Closing the Credit Gap for Formal and Informal Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises", IFC asserts that the funding gap for SMEs in developing countries reached $ 2000 billion.  >> Read More
  • “Investing in the Missing Middle for Poverty Alleviation: Small and Growing Businesses”, is the subject of an ANDE report. >> Read More
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