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April 20, 2020
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COVID-19: Supporting Private Sector Resiliency in Emerging and Frontier Markets is Key to a Global Recovery

People and organizations around the world are currently facing the abrupt and exceptional challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. I want to take a few moments to share FinDev Canada’s immediate response to this crisis and discuss how we’re gaining insight into, and preparing for, the medium and longer-term repercussions for our client companies and the people they serve.
April 8, 2020
AML COVID-19 blog Post

COVID-19: For Investors, Time to Double-Down on Gender Lens Investing

The COVID-19 pandemic is having, and will continue to have, deep and often devastating impacts on the medical, social, and economic lives of people globally. It is no exaggeration to say that the virus, in some way, will touch everyone in the world sooner or later. Those of us working in international development know that people living in the emerging economies of Latin America, Africa, and Asia will be particularly hard hit.
January 20, 2020
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Agribusiness opportunity beckons those who recognize it

Spotting opportunity, then seizing it, is not as easy as some may think. As essayist Mark Twain wrote “I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.”
At FinDev Canada, our job – in fact, our mission – is to recognize the opportunity and the potential in private sector companies in select regions of the developing world and to work with them to create win-win-win situations.
January 16, 2020
FinDev Canada has a Gender Equality Ethos

FinDev Canada has a Gender Equality Ethos

2020 marks a significant milestone for FinDev Canada. After closing the year with numerous impactful transactions, new partnerships and a strengthened international brand, there are growing expectations, both at home and abroad, that Canada’s Development Finance Institution (“DFI”) can exceed its original plan and contribute to establishing bolder objectives for DFIs in the future.