DFI commitments by region
Unsurprisingly, out of the top seven DFIs by commitments (Proparco not included as does not report regional breakdown), the AfDB and the IFC have the largest commitments across all five African regions followed by the EIB and OPIC. West Africa received the most in DFI commitments at USD 21bn, followed by East Africa (USD 17.3bn) and Southern Africa (USD 16.5bn).
Note: OPIC figures for North Africa are combined with the Middle East and therefore not shown in this graph. Proparco not included as does not disclose regional breakdown.
Most of the DFIs had a somewhat consistent allocation of their portfolios to the different regions with no significant concentration to any particular region. OPIC has a higher concentration of its portfolio invested in West Africa at 58% with no exposure to Central Africa. The DEG had some concentration in East Africa which constituted 39% of its portfolio. On average, 31% of the DFIs’ portfolios were invested in West Africa, 27% in East Africa, 26% in Southern Africa, 11% in North Africa and 5% in Central Africa.