CDC Group

CDC supports the building of businesses throughout Africa and South Asia to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people’s lives in some of the world’s poorest places.

We aim to invest where our job creation focus can have the greatest impact: in countries where the private sector is weak and jobs are scarce, and in sectors where growth leads to jobs – directly and indirectly – such as manufacturing, agribusiness, infrastructure, financial institutions, construction, health and education.

CDC invests to support the growth of all sizes of business from the micro-level right up to the largest because we believe that a balanced private sector is necessary for economic development and robust job creation.

In addition to creating jobs, CDC intends to demonstrate that it is possible to invest successfully in challenging environments, thereby attracting other sources of capital including fully commercial capital in time.