Study of CDC’s mobilisation of private investment

Published on 23 January 2019

This report has been prepared at the end of a 12-month Inception Phase for the study of CDC’s mobilisation. The team is composed of staff from Itad, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Open Capital Advisors (OCA) and Ipsos MORI.

Taken from the excutive summary The primary aims of the evaluation are to understand:

1. The drivers of direct mobilisation, demonstration effects and investor sentiment in key markets and sectors;
2. How the activities that CDC undertakes affect these different forms of mobilisation and market sentiment, including the relative importance of these activities;
3. How both 1 and 2 are affected by the nature of investment and the investment context;
4. How CDC could increase its ability to mobilise private investment, and what DFID and other development actors could do to support this; and,
5. Whether CDC’s and other DFIs’ activities in target markets create observable macroeconomic effects.


Peter O’Flynn

Research Officer

Amrita Saha

Research Fellow

Jean-Pierre Tranchant

Research Fellow

Stephen Spratt
Chris Barnett
Vishal Gadhavi
Mel Punton
Katie Spafford

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