• Organization TypeDevelopment Consulting, Service Providers

Aceli Africa

A market-based platform to unlock capital for agricultural small and medium enterprises (SMEs).  Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 will require an additional $2.5 trillion in funding per a year. The private sector is needed to close this gap, but high risk and low returns keep capital on the sidelines. Solutions that blend targeted public and philanthropic investments with private capital could drive impact at scale. Drawing upon groundbreaking data, Aceli Africa will provide targeted financial incentives to lenders to increase their risk appetite, while facilitating technical assistance to agricultural SMEs so that they can qualify for and manage financing. Aceli Africa is designed in partnership with the Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF) and the Global Development Incubator (GDI). Participating lenders will include CSAF members as well as local financial institutions.
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