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Podcast: How the UK is investing in African development

British International Investment (BII), is the UK’s official development finance agency, founded in 1948. BII is at the forefront of international development finance, particularly for Africa, where it deploys 70% of its $2-$4bn of new capital every year.

CEO Nick O’Donohoe is a pioneer of impact investing, in this podcast he explains how BII fits into the UK’s foreign policy in the context of Brexit and a shrinking foreign aid and development budget.

He discusses priorities, illustrating how infrastructure and technology are key to enabling Africa to exploit its enormous entrepreneurial potential.

The podcast also touches on climate change, outlining how BII’s commitment to achieving net zero across both its portfolio and transactions, will drive its engagement with the continent’s clean energy transition.

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