The Regional Education Finance Fund for Africa was set up by KfW in 2012 with a $27 million investment. The fund provides long-term debt to financial institutions in Africa for on-lending to affordable, private education providers offering primary, secondary and tertiary education as well as for individual school fee loans to parents and students. In May 2018, CDC committed $15 million to REFFA.
The fund will address the financing gap to private education by building the capacity of local financial institutions to lend to education providers and students. It will improve access to affordable and high quality education.
Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.
- Investment type
We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).
- Intermediated investment
- Fund manager:
- Blue Orchard Finance SA
- Start date
For direct investments, this is the date CDC committed capital to the business or project.
For funds, this is the date that CDC committed capital to the fund.
For underlying fund investments, this is the date that the fund invested capital into the business.e
- May 2018
For direct investments, this is the total amount that CDC has committed to the business or project (it may be a combination of equity and debt).
For funds, this is the total amount that CDC has committed to the fund.
This is the investee company’s place of incorporation; or a fund’s jurisdiction.