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Newton International Fellowships 2020/21

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Scheme supports early-career international researchers to spend two years undertaking research at a host university or research institution in the UK, enabling them to benefit from a period within a first class research environment in some of the UK’s

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-13-NEWT-AMS_IND_NIF0007

Start Date:

2021-01-01

Activity Status:

Pipeline/identification

Total Budget:

£297,000


Plenty Private Equity Fund I (Multiples II)

CDC Group plc

Commitment to a fund supporting a good performing fund during tough fundraising conditions in India.

Project identifier:

GB-COH-03877777-F310001

Start Date:

2015-04-28

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£0


Aavishkaar Goodwell India Microfinance Development Company II Limited

CDC Group plc

A commitment by CDC to the Aavishkaar Goodwell India Microfinance Development Company II Limited investment fund. The fund makes investments that support enterprises active in the microfinance sector in India in order to increase access to finance for low income families in rural areas and low-income states.

Project identifier:

GB-COH-03877777-F304301

Start Date:

2012-07-03

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£0


Kotak India Private Equity Fund III

CDC Group plc

Commitment by CDC to the 'Kotak India Private Equity Fund III' investment fund. The fund focuses on healthcare sector which has a high propensity to generating employment as well as improve availability and affordability.

Project identifier:

GB-COH-03877777-F312001

Start Date:

2016-03-21

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£0


India Infrastructure Fund II

CDC Group plc

A commitment by CDC to the 'India Infrastructure Fund II' investment fund. The fund will provide long-term, equity investment for both construction and operating infrastructure projects across the country. Poor infrastructure is a significant obstacle to development and economic growth in India. Under its five-year development plan, the Indian government estimates that there is an infrastructure investment shortfall of almost US$1 trillion.

Project identifier:

GB-COH-03877777-F306801

Start Date:

2013-12-17

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£0


Insitor Impact Asia Fund Private Limited

CDC Group plc

A lack of early-stage capital is a key barrier to the growth of start-ups and early-stage social businesses in countries such as Pakistan and Myanmar. Our investment will enable Insitor to back promising businesses that provide essential goods and services to low-income households in sectors such as agriculture, education, energy, financial services and healthcare.

Project identifier:

GB-COH-03877777-I100301

Start Date:

2017-07-29

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£0


Fibonacci India Fund Co Limited

CDC Group plc

Commitment by CDC to the 'Fibonacci India Fund Co Limited' investment fund. The fund focuses on manufacturing, rural financial services and healthcare in South Asia.

Project identifier:

GB-COH-03877777-F314101

Start Date:

2016-11-18

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£0


Frontier Bangladesh II

CDC Group plc

Commitment to a fund to support a fund manager with a strong track record of developing successful Bangladeshi businesses.

Project identifier:

GB-COH-03877777-F309801

Start Date:

2015-04-23

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£0


Anthem Asia SME Venture Fund

CDC Group plc

The fund will invest in SMEs in Myanmar. By investing in Anthem, CDC can play a catalytic role in building the local private equity market and thereby support private sector development.

Project identifier:

GB-COH-03877777-I100901

Start Date:

2018-08-30

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£0


Amicus Capital Partners Private Equity I

CDC Group plc

Commitment by CDC to the 'Amicus Capital Partners Private Equity I' investment fund. The fund focuses on small and medium sized entreprises in the healthcare, financial services and technology sectors.

Project identifier:

GB-COH-03877777-F314901

Start Date:

2016-12-02

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£0


APF-II India Holdings Private Limited

CDC Group plc

A commitment by CDC to the APF-II India Holdings Private Limited investment fund. The fund makes investments in Indian small and medium enterprises with a focus on scaling up affordable models in the healthcare, logistics, infrastructure services and consumer goods sectors.

Project identifier:

GB-COH-03877777-F304201

Start Date:

2012-04-13

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£0


Abraaj Pakistan Fund I

CDC Group plc

Fund investment in a country with growing economic potential, but a difficult place to do business, with low penetration from multinational companies.

Project identifier:

GB-COH-03877777-F311401

Start Date:

2015-12-20

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£0


VenturEast Proactive Fund II

CDC Group plc

Commitment by CDC to the 'VenturEast Proactive Fund II' investment fund. The fund focused on technology businesses meeting the needs of small and medium sized entreprises, largely in rural or semi-urban underserved markets.

Project identifier:

GB-COH-03877777-F313301

Start Date:

2016-06-30

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£0


British Council - India - Newton Fund

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

The Newton Fund uses science and innovation partnerships to promote economic development and social welfare of partner countries.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-13-NEWT-BC-India

Start Date:

2014-10-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£5,746,452.64


Newton International Fellowship 2018/19

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Scheme supports early-career international researchers to spend two years undertaking research at a host university or research institution in the UK, enabling them to benefit from a period within a first class research environment in some of the UK’s

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-13-NEWT-AMS_IND_NIF0005

Start Date:

2019-01-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£289,500


MECS - Modern Energy Cooking Services

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

This programme will investigate how to rapidly accelerate a transition from biomass to genuinely ""clean"" cooking, i.e. with electric or gas.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-300123

Start Date:

2018-10-07

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£40,149,999


Skills for Prosperity Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Around one-fifth of young people worldwide were not in employment, education or training, prior to COVID-19. The Skills for Prosperity Programme tackles this global challenge by supporting education and skills systems across nine middle income countries in South East Asia, Latin America and Africa. Working hand in hand with national governments, industry and the education and skills sector, Skills for Prosperity seeks to improve the life chances of marginalised groups, including young people and women. It aims to do this by equipping them with skills fit for the future, thereby helping to improve the prosperity of individuals, communities and economies. This is a flagship global skills programme for the UK government.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-300310

Start Date:

2019-07-22

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£69,155,362




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