Strategic framework 2017-2021

Our strategic framework, 'Investing to Transform Lives', sets out CDC’s direction for five years and builds on the success of CDC’s most recent strategy which focused on supporting job creation in Africa and South Asia. The 2017-21 strategy means that we will:

  • Invest in new, higher-risk ways to tackle specific market failures that hold back development. These could include improving the price of and access to medicines and health commodities; tackling electricity transmission and distribution in Africa; debt financing for the off-grid solar market and resource efficiency.
  • Broaden our development impact beyond job creation to include impact in the priority sectors in which we invest and across a wider global development agenda, including women’s economic empowerment, climate change; job quality and skills & leadership.
  •  Look for new ways to mobilise even more capital to meet the needs of developing countries.
  • Increase our transparency, improve our accountability and encourage dialogue across the development and investment communities.

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Click here to download our 2017-2021 Strategic Framework: Investing to transform lives