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Solidarité Internationale pour le Développement et l'Investissement


SIDI responds to requests for partnership made by local organizations. These partnerships are formed to facilitate credit and savings initiatives that support local development, and generate economic activity and income. They include:
  • Financial support
  • : at the end of 2005, SIDI's portfolio amounted ¬5.3 million and was made of:
  • Equity participation
  • : SIDI's instrument of choice. These are long term investments that reflect a genuine commitment and risk-sharing.
  • Loans
  • : when it grants loans to its partners, SIDI ensures that it offers suitable conditions (relatively long term loans, limited interest rates etc., loans in local and/or foreign currency).
  • Guarantees
  • : enables its partners to secure loans from other financial institutions (so providing a leverage effect)
  • Follow-up support
  • : constitutes, along with financing, the core activity of SIDI. In 2005, SIDI dedicated a little over ¬1 million to this support which consists of activities in the fields of technical assistance, monitoring, counseling and institutional support over the medium and long terms. This support is tailored to the needs of each partner and concerns fields as varied as management, accountancy, strategy, governance and human resources.
  • Technical Support
  • : SIDI provides technical support to its partner institutions in order to strengthen their operational capacities (see above).

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