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  • Signed - Montecristi

  • 03.11.2017
  • A USD 15 M loan to a 58MWp Photovoltaic Solar Plant in Monte Cristi in the Dominican Republic.Read more

  • Signed - Coperativo Pacifico

  • 30.10.2017
  • A USD 10 M loan to a Peruvian Saving & Loan Cooperative. Read more.

  • Signed - Beyond The Grid Solar Fund

  • 27.10.2017
  • A USD 5 M loan to an Investment company focussed on solar companies (mainly across Sub-Saharan Africa).Read more

  • Signed - Puratos Grand Place Vietnam

  • 25.10.2017
  • A USD 1.5 M follow-on loan to a cocoa processing company in Vietnam. Read more.

  • Energy Mix in a Solar Time - French Article

  • 03.10.2017
  • In the Jeune Afrique issue of the first week of October, an article discussing the current energy mix in Senegal appeared. The article describes the most recent (solar) developments in the country, focussing on 3 projects: Senergy 1 & 2 and Ten Merina Ndhakar, 2 of which are supported by BIO. The original article in French can be downloaded below.

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  • Annual Report 2016

  • 10.08.2017
  • The 2016 Annual Report is now available. You can read the full report online here or download the pdf on the link below.

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  • A social and local enterprise - French article

  • 06.06.2017
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    Laiterie du Berger

    Pourquoi importer du lait en poudre de l’étranger alors que du lait frais est produit dans le pays ? C’est ce constat qui a poussé Bagoré Bathily à lancer La Laiterie du Berger, entreprise de laiterie sénégalaise. Grâce à son dynamisme et au soutien d’investisseurs, la société se développe de jour en jour. Les explications du fondateur.

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  • BIO is Carbon Neutral

  • 09.05.2017
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    An independented consultant made a carbon assessment of BIO over 2015, which amounted to 856 tonnes of GHG emissions. These were fully offset through the support of a cooking stoves project in Uganda, earning BIO a Carbon Neutral Certificate for 2015.

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  • "Megawinst met microkrediet"

  • 13.04.2017
  • Dutch article on Prasac in De Tijd

    "De federale overheid boekt een onverwachte monsterwinst op een investering in Cambodjaanse microkredieten. Het bedrijf Prasac is uitgegroeid tot de marktleider in kredietverstrekking aan kleine ondernemers. Vergeet de Gimv en de overheidsinvesteringsmaatschappijen FPIM, PMV en LRM. De lucratiefste exit van het jaar zit bij het nauwelijks bekende BIO, de Belgische Investeringsmaatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden."To continue reading, click here.

  • 2016 External Evaluation

  • 31.03.2017
  • Every year, BIO contracts external consultants to evaluate its financial and developmental performance concerning at least five ongoing or recently terminated investments. The 2016 case study evaluation assessed five of BIO’s agricultural investments and specifically, how these investments contributed to food security and rural development. The summary of the report can be found here.

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