GIZ Finance Guide

Akash Uba, Claudia Knobloch

The GIZ Finance Guide is an introduction to the basics of commercial finance and investment in the context of development cooperation. The objective is to enable readers with limited or no prior exposure to finance topics to understand some key aspects in the public and private sector. Given the increasing importance of mobilizing private capital for development purposes, the GIZ Finance Guide is intended to provide orientation to the reader when considering the role of commercial finance in designing and implementing development programs.

In addition, when working with implementing partners or businesses looking for finance, the reader will be able to assume a more substantial role in supporting such local part­ners and entrepreneurs in developing bankable and investment-ready projects or businesses. Finally, the GIZ Finance Guide will help readers interact and communicate with financial-sector entities by providing the relevant concepts and terminology.