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COVID-recovery financing facilities aim to bridge capital gaps for small and growing businesses

A spate of efforts have arisen to prevent the emerging markets' small businesses sector from collapsing, which would decimate the enterprises, the funds that have backed them, and the impact they're having.

From second fund, ADAP Capital aims to cut small checks quickly

ImpactAlpha, May 28 – Early-stage impact investor ADAP Capital is offering something many fund managers aren’t: small-ticket checks for emerging-market entrepreneurs. The investment and advisory firm reached a second close for its second fund to make investments of $75,000 in up to 10 companies focused on alleviating poverty in low-income markets. “We’re investing at a

DFC shores up portfolio with $4 billion COVID relief plan

ImpactAlpha, May 27 – Multilateral banks and development finance institutions are an especially critical source of capital in emerging markets as private investors shy from dealmaking in the pandemic. The U.S. International Development Finance Corp.’s new $4 billion relief pledge joins multi-billion-dollar relief efforts from the International Finance Corp., the Inter-American Development Bank and the African

How high-impact businesses in emerging markets are pivoting in the COVID crisis

Local advisors and intermediaries that straddle investment and international development in emerging markets are powerful agents of the economic recovery.

Your pipeline of impact deals in emerging markets is at risk. Three things you can do about it.

When the COVID the crisis began, the organic garden and agriculture business Vivero Nambume in Carazo, Nicaragua saw their revenues drop to zero as customers could no longer visit the store. The owners contacted their support network at Agora Partnerships, which immediately helped develop a process to convert their sales model to deliveries and a