Entrepreneurial Development Bank

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2019: stable development impact

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FMO is the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank

We invest in emerging markets, supporting jobs and income generation, and improving peopleโ€™s lives in those parts of the world where this makes the biggest difference. We invite others to partner with us - lowering thresholds for other financiers, opening up new markets and opportunities. We can do this because of our ability, experience and appetite to take on the most challenging investments and carry a significant share of the risk.

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Doing makes the Difference

We are the do-bank. We do not just have a wish-list, we have a to-do list. In the light of pressing global challenges we feel the urgency to 'do', to persevere and to make tough decisions to enhance local prosperity. Change is never easy, but it has to happen.

Financial Institutions

We work with financial institutions for a world where finance is more sustainable and accessible to everyone

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The challenges of financing smallholders

Evaluating the impact of our investment

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Future of Energy

One month after our flagship energy event, Making Solar Bankable, has concluded, one question still remains: "What's next for Emerging Markets?" Together we made solar bankable, so now it's the time to collaboratively accelerate the renewable energy transition. With that in mind, we're happy to announce that we'll be back in 2022 with a new name - ๐—™๐˜‚๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—˜๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐˜†!

Agribusiness, food & water

We invest across the agribusiness value chain - enhancing food security, supporting sustainability and promoting inclusive development.

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Financing Syrian refugee entrepreneurs

Under FMO's NASIRA program, FMO invested in Tamweelcom Jordanโ€™s second largest Micro Finance Institution serving 90,000 clients including youth and women entrepreneurs. With FMOโ€™s support, Tamweelcom now provides loans to Syrian refugees in possession of UNHCR identification and a Jordanian Ministry of Interior Card.