Blog and Videos
Author: aecfDate: 13th June 2016
Author: aecfDate: 9th June 2016
Author: Damian CasmiriDate: 23rd March 2016
Author: Boleslaw StawickiDate: 24th February 2016
Author: aecfDate: 12th January 2016
Since the launch of the AECF in June 2008, a total of 20 competitions have been held. As at December 2014, 6,113 applications have been received and 202 projects have been approved for funding (commitment US$144m [Dec 2014]). A further US$401m has been committed to these projects by the private sector. Overall the response from the private sector has been excellent with competition for AECF funds intense. For more information click here.
$244 million(Dec 2014)
|Since AECF's inception there have been:|
|202 Applications approved to fund|
|422 Applications evaluated to business plan stage|
|862 Applications shortlisted|
|6,113 applications received in total|
In keeping with its goal of accelerating pro-poor growth in Africa through increasing employment, livelihood opportunities and incomes, the AECF supports grantee projects in 23 African countries. These projects are as a result of 20 competitions completed and more than 6,113 applications received over the 7 years of AECF existence. The projects have specific focus areas in agriculture, agribusiness, renewable energy, adaptation to climate change and access to information and financial services.