Sustainable, green and inclusive development
For emerging economies
We are the Italian Financial Institution for Development Cooperation. We finance initiatives with high economic, environmental and social impact in strategic sectors. In addition, we support programmes on climate change, financial inclusion and women's entrepreneurship in countries on the “OECD-DAC List” of official development assistance recipients (Partner Countries).
We offer financial solutions and technical assistance. We make available all the experience of CDP – which has been an integral part of the history and economy of Italy – as well as our knowledge of international dynamics and the potential of our Partner Countries.
Our goal is to make investments that will stand the test of time, with a long-term impact on the development of Partner Countries, in line with the Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
We work together with the main players in Italian Cooperation: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), the Ministry for the Economy and Finance (MEF) and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS).
CDP consistently strives to incorporate impact analysis principles into its decision-making, enabling it to support initiatives that can generate positive economic, environmental and social outcomes in Partner Countries.
CDP, along with other Multilateral Development Banks, Development Finance Institutions, banks, impact asset managers and financial industry groups, is a signatory to the Operating Principles for Impact Management (Verification Summary). The Principles, backed by the International Finance Corporation (“IFC”), offer a guide for institutions and investors to incorporate impact criteria throughout the investment process.
CDP also participates in various initiatives such as the:
In 2022, CDP consolidated its role as Italy's Development Cooperation Financial Institution, aiming to boost sustainable growth worldwide through high-impact initiatives relating to the economy, jobs and the environment.
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Mechanism made available to the civil society in order to report social/environmental impacts that may result from operations financed by CDP or from operations for which the financial support of CDP was requested, find out more.