ACCION Digital Transformation Fund (IDBI-13436-01)

Regions
  • Latin America and Caribbean
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • IDB Invest (IDBI)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Proposed
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Bank Risk Rating
FI
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Voting Date
Oct 12, 2021
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Borrower
Accion International Transformation Fund
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Equity
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 3.30 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 10.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IDBI website

Updated in EWS May 16, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Aug 17, 2021


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Project Description
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IDB Invest is considering an equity investment up to US$10 million (including resources from IDB Invest's administered funds) in the Accion Digital Transformation Fund ("the Fund"), an investment fund providing growth capital to microfinance institutions ("MFIs") seeking to digitize their transactions and products. The Fund will be managed by Accion International ("Accion" or the "Fund Manager"), a pioneer in the microfinance sector with over 50 years of global experience in this segment.

The COVID- 19 pandemic has increased the financial gap for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises ("MSMEs") and has specifically affected women, who represent the majority of MFI borrowers.

Access to financial services is key to MSME recovery, and digitizing those services will accelerate financial inclusion. By investing in the Fund, IDB Invest would help bridge the MSME financial gap.The Fund would mark the beginning of a strategic cooperation with Accion, which is committed to financial inclusion focused on technical assistance and co-investments for MFIs in the region.

The Fund plans to invest in a total of 8-12 MFIs in Asia, Africa and Latin America. IDB Invest will support investments in Latin America . Investments in MFIs are estimated to be between US$8 million and US$10 million.

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.
Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
Accion International Contractor Finance owns Accion Digital Transformation Fund Client Finance

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