Where we invest

Our initiatives in development countries

CDP can operate in all 143 OECD-DAC countries, including those identified as priorities in the Italian Development Cooperation strategy. With a wide range of debt and equity financial instruments and technical assistance services, CDP targets sovereign and private sector entities, also in partnership with other international players.


CDP can operate in all OECD-DAC countries, including those identified as priority countries by the Italian Development Cooperation strategy. Our partner countries include the "Least Developed Countries", defined by the UN as countries with the lowest levels of socio-economic development in the world, and the so-called emerging economies, those countries that have not yet reached sufficient levels of economic growth.
Each of our partner country requires a different approach (tailor-made), for this reason we promote development projects that offer solutions tailored to the context and needs of each country.

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We support the socio-economic development of partner countries by developing our projects on specific thematic priorities that we believe to be essential for a fair and sustainable growth, such as employment and innovation, immigration, gender equality, environmental protection and climate change.
We promote projects that mostly contribute to the achievement of these priorities, focusing on the following key sectors:


Social infrastructures

Micro, small, medium enterprises





The table shows projects being approved or in execution in CDP, supported by the European Commission or other donors.

Project / Programme Country Sector Partner Donor Nature Donor's Funds Donor’s contribution Project Status
Archipelagos North and Sub-saharian Africa Small and Medium Enterprises African Development Bank European Commission Guarantee & Technical Assistance

30 (Guarantee)
5 (Technical Assistance)

Pasped Senegal Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Italian Agency for Development Cooperation European Commission Technical Assistance

13,7 (Technical Assistance)