What's the Impact of Investing in Trade and Supply Chain Finance?

September 2021

Whats the impact of investing in trade and supply chain finance

This evidence review considers the impact of CDC’s investments in trade and supply chain finance.

Trade and supply chain finance is core to CDC's development agenda, because of its role in enabling trade and long-term development outcomes. Between 2015 and 2020, CDC's Trade and Supply Chain Finance (TSCF) programme supported $13.2 billion of trade across Africa and South Asia through partnerships with regional and international financial intermediaries. As a development finance institution, CDC has a dual mandate to grow businesses and deliver development impact. The TSCF programme supports this objective by facilitating the movement of goods across developing countries and improving access for consumers and businesses to commodities, capital equipment and business inputs. This promotes business growth and enhanced economic opportunities, contributing to the ultimate objective of poverty alleviation.

This report highlights the main insights from the evidence review and outlines key opportunities for investors who are looking to deliver impact through trade and supply chain finance.