EoI IDE Pipeline Bangladesh
United Nations Capital Development Fund
Call for Expression of Interest for
Loans & Guarantees for Building Inclusive Digital Economies that Leave No One Behind in Bangladesh
Thank you for your interest in this call for Expression of Interest.
The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 46 least developed countries. With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development. The UNCDF is currently implementing the “Leaving No-One Behind in the Digital era” global strategy, with the goal of building digital economies that support women, youth, refugees, migrants and MSMEs to enhance their market participation, resulting in poverty reduction, improved livelihoods and economic growth.
UNCDF is inviting expressions of interest from eligible organizations in need of concessional debt and guarantee funding necessary to finance their working capital or expansion goals with a special focus in the Financial inclusion and digital innovation, Green economy & clean energy, Agriculture value chain, food processing, food security & nutrition, and Telecommunications, infrastructure & last mile connectivity sectors. The entities should specifically be focused on offering digitally-enabled services and products that drive digital inclusion of women, youth, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and/or migrants or be able to leverage such services to improve efficiency, organizational performance and customer outreach. Possible investments fall into two categories of available financing:
- Concessional lending and guarantees – debt and guarantee investments between USD 100,000 and USD 1,000,000, available in local currency. Debt is offered on concessional terms including interest rate, tenor and collateral requirements.
- Semi-commercial lending and equity investments – debt and equity investments of between USD 250,000 and USD 2,500,000, available in local currency.
Suitable investment will be discussed on a case by case with the institution. Funding will preferably be issued in local currency, but can be issued in hard currency if deemed appropriate.
Please read carefully the eligibility and evaluation criteria for this call for Expression of Interest before submitting your application. If you have any doubts or queries, please consult the Expression of Interest and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) documents at:
To submit an entry please fill out the form on the UNCDF e-investment plug-and-play platform here.
For more information please download the following document: