As a publicly-owned body, CDC adheres to high standards of transparency and openness and publishes on our website a range of information about the company, our investments and our impact. For more information about CDC's practice regarding the publication of information please read the Disclosure Policy (PDF 59kb).
Information is available on the following subjects:
Corporate information (updated annually)
Summaries of CDC’s operational policies relating to:
IATI data (updated annually)
Fund manager information (information about the investment partners with whom we work - updated annually)
- Names of all fund managers
- Locations of fund managers
- Fund managers’ website links
- First-time fund managers
- Fund Manager’s Toolkit (PDF 37.2mb) for implementation of CDC’s Investment Code
Fund information (information about the funds in which CDC capital is invested - updated quarterly)
- Names of funds
- CDC’s commitment to each fund
- Whether other development finance institutions have invested in each fund
- Legal domicile of each fund
- Focus of each fund
- Vintage of each fund
- Aggregated Fund Evaluation Data (updated annually and available on p50 of the 2010 Annual Review (PDF 4.85mb))
- Names of all investee businesses
- Locations of investee businesses
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- Value of CDC’s investment
- Number of investee businesses
- Sectors receiving investments
- Numbers of employees in investee businesses
- Taxes paid by investee businesses
- Value of CDC’s investments in each sector
- Number of investee businesses in each sector
- Numbers of employees in each sector
- Taxes paid by investee businesses in each sector
CDC publishes data on fatal incidents at investee businesses. These are reported to us by our fund managers. We work with our managers to ensure high standards of reporting and that work continues.
Anti-bribery and corruption statement
CDC will not pay and will not condone the payment or receipt of bribes, facilitation or other forms of corrupt payments. Not only are such payments in violation of CDC’s investment code, but CDC regards them to be wholly incompatible with its mission to build businesses, create jobs and make a lasting different to people’s lives in developing countries. CDC seeks to promote this simple principle wherever it operates. Click here to read CDC’s anti-corruption statement.
Constraints on the availability of information
CDC aims to be as transparent as possible in providing information to the public. However, some information cannot be disclosed because to do so would breach contractual and commercial confidentiality. Information to which exemptions from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 apply may also be withheld. Where required, CDC will consider whether it is in the public interest for information to which exemptions apply to be disclosed.
Freedom of Information Act
CDC is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Members of the public wishing to ask a specific question can contact the company using the contact details below:
Whilst we have used our reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of data, certain data has not been audited or independently verified. Most of the data has been provided to us by our fund managers.
Data on employment and taxes paid has been received from many but not all of CDC’s investee businesses (81% of CDC portfolio companies report employment data while 57% of portfolio companies report tax data). We have received this data from the fund managers that have invested our capital (and that of others) in these businesses.
Employment data may include contract workers and other non-permanent workers. Tax data mostly refers to corporate taxes paid by CDC’s portfolio companies.
We will continue to seek to improve data quality and enrich our knowledge management systems.