AfDB, IFC explore new risk-sharing territory

The African Development Bank’s $500m portfolio credit insurance deal, to be announced on Monday October 22, is one of the first of its kind, but is very likely to be followed by further such transactions, as experience in this area grows and other development finance institutions explore the potential benefits.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 22 Oct 2018

The AfDB has obtained a guarantee on parts of 30 loans to commercial banks and other development finance institutions (DFIs), widely spread across Africa. It keeps some of each loan uninsured.

The insurer, African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI), is a pan-African provider of political and credit risk insurance, ...

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