The African Development Bank Group or Banque Africaine de Développement is a multilateral development finance institution founded in 1964 and working to reduce poverty and improve living conditions on the continent.
The Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford exists to inspire and support better government and public policy around the world. Established in 2010, the Blavatnik School teaches current and future public leaders through innovative programmes, conducts independent, evidence-based research into pressing issues facing policymakers – from improving education to reducing corruption – and convenes leaders and experts across disciplines and sectors to share knowledge, exchange ideas and identify solutions.
CDC Group is the UK’s development finance institution, wholly owned by the UK Government. Through its investments CDC supports the building of businesses across Africa and South Asia to build thriving communities that provide sustainable opportunities for citizens in some of the world’s poorest places. CDC invests in markets where the private sector is weak and the investment climate is difficult, particularly targeting sectors where growth leads to jobs. These sectors are financial services, infrastructure, health, manufacturing, food and agriculture, construction and real estate, and education.
The International Finance Corporation is an international financial institution that offers investment, advisory, and asset-management services to encourage private-sector development in less developed countries. The IFC is a member of the World Bank Group and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. in the United States.
The International Growth Centre (IGC) aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research.