The EU's bank
The EIB is the European Union's bank. It is the only bank owned by and representing the interests of the European Union Member States. It works closely with other EU institutions to implement EU policy.
As the largest multilateral borrower and lender by volume, the EIB provides finance and expertise for sound and sustainable investment projects which contribute to furthering EU policy objectives. More than 90% of our activity is focused on Europe but it also supports the EU's external and development policies.
For further information on the EIB and its activities: www.eib.org
European Investment Bank Headquarters
98-100, boulevard Konrad Adenauer
Phone: +352 43791
EIB Regional Office for the Central and Eastern Africa
Keystone Park, Block A, 3rd floor
Riverside drive 95, PO Box 40193
Phone: +254-20 2735260
Founded in 1973 as an independent consulting firm, AFC Agriculture and Finance Consultants GmbH has implemented technical cooperation projects in more than 120 countries across the globe. AFC is managing agriculture and financial sector development projects for various donors like KfW, GIZ, EU, EIB, World Bank, ADB, etc. all over the world.
To ensure the high quality of our project management, we employ almost 50 permanent staff members in our headquarters in Bonn and on average contract 50 long-term and more than 380 short-term consultants throughout the year.
AFC is part of the GOPA Group, the largest German consulting group in the field of development works with an annual turnover of more than EUR 180 million in 2017.
Originally a consulting firm for agribusinesses and agriculture, the Financial Sector Development department within AFC has been established over the past 20 years, building on our in-depth knowledge in MSME promotion. The department founded its international operations on the firm belief that facilitating the rural poor and small agricultural businesses with access to financial services offers an unequalled opportunity to foster economic growth in developing countries.
The fields of specialisation of AFC's Financial Sector Development team are the following:
MSME Finance at Commercial Banks
Set-up of Development Funds
Agricultural and Rural Finance
(Micro/ Agro) Insurance Systems
Regulation and Supervision
Digital Finance/ Remittances
For more information visit www.afci.de
Founded in 1970 and placed at its exceptional headquarters of Montabaur Castle in Western Germany, the Academy of German Cooperatives (ADG) is one of the leading independent banking and management academies focusing on the supply of market-driven advanced training primarily to management and specialists employed in the financial sector. In Germany, ADG is partner to approx. 1,100 cooperative banks with more than 160,000 employees and to approx. 4,300 enterprises in the cooperative retail and service sector with more than 580,000 employees.
ADG has developed a variety of premium management and training programmes, university degrees, seminars, workshops and forums/conferences dealing with national as well as international topics of the finance and banking sector. Providing capacity development to more than 18,000 individuals per year in more than 1,300 seminars, conferences and trainings, ADG equips its participants with the necessary know-how and competencies to deal with current and future challenges. To this end, ADG employs over 220 permanent staff members and has access to a pool of more than 800 highly experienced and qualified trainers, instructors and lecturers.
For about 10 years ADG-International experts bring the training expertise gained in the German financial sector to an international level. This is done either on behalf of donor agencies and development banks in the context of projects in the realm of financial sector development or on direct contract with financial institutions from around the globe.
Among others, the services of ADG-International include:
Training development and delivery in a tailor-made mode
Structured Management qualification programmes
Set up of learning infrastructures (including e-Learning)
Establishing and supporting Bank Training Centers
Tailor-made learning journeys to the German banking and cooperative sector
Special services (coaching, banking simulation games, webinars etc.)
INTEGRATION is an independent consultancy company specialising in project management, with a focus on developing countries and emerging markets. Since its establishment in 1976, the company has carried out well over 1,000 assignments mandated by German and international financing agencies, at the service of ministries and institutions in the partner countries. Based on a solid track record in over 80 countries INTEGRATION carries out a wide range of short, medium and long-term assignments in emerging markets and developing countries.
Areas of specialisation include:
Economic Development; Private Sector Development: has been the principal area of INTEGRATION’s activities from the very beginning. More than 300 projects have been implemented within the last 40 years. Experience includes all relevant development strategies and methodologies and projects integrate supporting components such as entrepreneurship, vocational training, human resource development, environment protection, energy efficiency and the like. We draw on a broad sector experience and a rich database ranging from agro-processing and manufacturing industries to electronics, ITC and eco-tourism.
Labour Markets, Human Resources, Technical Vocational Education and Training: are integral parts of Economic Development and Private Sector Development projects. INTEGRATION has pioneered the incorporation of entrepreneurship development into Technical Vocational Education & Training. Human Resource Development is a feature of nearly every INTEGRATION assignment, either as a specific project component or an integrated capacity development element
Monitoring and Evaluation: Based on years of experience in individual regional and sector evaluations, this domain has developed into one of our key service areas. Beside individual M&E projects, our track record comprises large monitoring programmes implemented for the EU and other donors. These monitoring programmes consist of up to 200 projects in a group of countries involving sometimes more than 400 project reports a year. Capacity development is an integral part of all M&E projects and programmes. To this end, training programmes contain sessions on project management, mission programming and quality assurance techniques.