In Corporate Plan V, the Bank developed two funds to leverage its expertise in trade finance and infrastructure financing. These initiatives made it clear that there was a role for the bank to engage more broadly in the area of third party funds management.
As part of Corporate Plan VI (2018-2022) the Bank has expanded its funds management strategy to an asset management strategy covering programme management and fund administration services to development partners. Many donors, DFIs and impact investors face challenges in achieving value for money in the deployment of their capital, and lack the networks required to effectively find on-the-ground programme managers.
TDB leverages its networks in the region and its experience in deploying capital to initiatives in the region to provide outsourced programme management services. This can entail assisting governments, foundations, and DFIs to find projects to co-fund as well as to design grant/loan-fund programmes and support the implementation of such programmes