EFC Partners

Global Affairs Canada (GAC)

Global Affairs Canada manages Canada’s diplomatic and consular relations, facilitates the country’s international trade, and leads Canada’s international development and humanitarian assistance. Global Affairs Canada believes in the potential for development innovation to drive positive change to meet 21st century challenges.


FMO (Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank)

FMO is the Dutch development bank. FMO has invested in the private sector in developing countries and emerging markets for more than 45 years. Its mission is to empower entrepreneurs to build a better world. It invests in sectors where it believes its contribution can have the highest longterm impact: financial institutions, energy and agribusiness. Alongside partners, it invests in the infrastructure, manufacturing and services sectors. With an investment portfolio of EUR 8 billion spanning over 85 countries, FMO is one of the larger bilateral private sector development banks globally.


African Develpoment Bank (AfDB)

The AfDB Group’s overarching objective is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs), thus contributing to poverty reduction. The Bank Group achieves this objective by mobilizing and allocating resources for investment in RMCs; and providing policy advice and technical assistance to support development efforts.


Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries(BIO)

BIO supports private sector growth in developing and emerging countries by funding financial institutions, enterprises and infrastructure projects that are privately held. With equity capital of around 730 million euros, BIO provides tailored long-term financial products directly or through intermediaries. For business clients, BIO also provides subsidies for technical assistance programs as well as feasibility studies. BIO supports projects with a balance between return on investment and development impact.



REGMIFA aims at fostering economic development and prosperity as well as employment creation, income generation and poverty alleviation in Sub-Saharan Africa through the provision of innovative financial products and technical assistance support to eligible Partner Lending Institutions which serve micro-entrepreneurs and small and medium sized businesses. This initiative was established by KfW Bankengruppe (the German Development Bank) in close collaboration with renowned Development Finance Institutions, International Financial Institutions and Donor Governments. Symbiotics SA, a specialized asset management company based in Switzerland, is in charge of the Fund’s management as both Investment Manager and Technical Assistance Facility Manager.