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Due Diligence in Development, ESG and Impact Investing Spaces: Our Approach and Lessons Learnt by Chad Capon

By |30th September 2022|

There is a growing recognition in the donor, investment, and corporate community that the way corporates manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors—such as carbon emissions, standards on labour, and internal procedures to fight corruption—impacts financial returns and permeates the boundaries of single companies to affect the entire ecosystem they operate within.
There is a compelling […]

Addressing Export Barriers for South African Shellfish: A roadmap towards EU compliance

By |9th September 2022|

Trade Forward Southern Africa (TFSA) is a UK government funded programme that operates across countries in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and Mozambique. The programme targets its support on the private and public sector to facilitate new and ongoing trade relations between the SACU+M region and the UK through five programme components, including supporting […]

Latest News: Imani Development recognized as a 2022 Best For The World™ for exceptional impact on its customers

By |13th July 2022|

Imani Development, has been named a 2022 Best for the World™ B Corp™ in recognition of its exceptional positive impact on its Customers.

Best for the World is a distinction granted by B Lab to Certified B Corporations (B Corps) whose verified B Impact Scores in the five impact areas evaluated in the B Impact Assessment […]

Malawi Innovation Challenge Fund (Apr 2014 – Dec 2022)

By |20th June 2022|

The Malawi Innovation Challenge Fund (MICF) is a US$ 22 million competitive, transparent mechanism that provides grant finance for innovative projects proposed by the private sector in Malawi’s agricultural and manufacturing sectors. Supported by the United Nations Development Programme and UK Aid, IFAD through the PRIDE programme, and the Federal Republic of Germany through KFW, […]

Africa RISE (Reform for Investment & Sustainable Economies Facility) (Jan 2021 – Dec 2024)

By |20th June 2022|

Africa RISE is a EUR 12.7 million technical assistance facility funded by the European Union, which aims is to promote business development and improve the investment climate in Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean, in support of inclusive and sustainable growth, job creation and decent work.

This technical facility covers 25 countries in Eastern […]

Botswana DRC Market Entry and Warehouse Feasibility Study (Aug 2021 – Apr 2022)

By |10th June 2022|

The DRC is the 15th largest importer in Africa, making it an important potential market for any country actively pursuing export-led growth.

Through the EU Africa RISE (Reform for Investment and Sustainable Economies) programme, Imani Development and consortium partners have been working closely with the Botswana Investment and Trade Centre to develop a market entry strategy […]

Reducing barriers to participation for less established enterprises / value chains: White Gold by Ellie Rakoff

By |24th January 2022|

A series of case studies have been commissioned to extend key lessons and recommendations from review and analysis of AgriFI Challenge Fund grantees. They build upon a previous research phase which explored high priority impact areas including nutrition, climate smart agriculture and support for SME’s in arid regions with a view to supporting effective design, targeting and implementation.

Although AgriFI is […]

Review of Existing Schemes to Facilitate the Cross-Border Movement of Traders in the COMESA Region by Jay Grunder

By |17th January 2022|

In many of the border communities across Africa, small scale cross border trade provides business and employment opportunities and contributes to food security, allowing millions of people to have access to lower-cost goods and services unavailable domestically. However, policy makers and governments have put much more emphasis on reducing barriers to trade without proportionally lowering […]

Opportunities and challenges of inclusive sourcing in horticulture: Vert Limited by Ellie Rakoff

By |10th January 2022|

In this week’s case study,  we explore the business case for smallholder sourcing models and discuss some of the issues and challenges agri-SMEs are likely to encounter when introducing inclusive sourcing strategies.

With support from AgriFI, horticultural exporter Vert Limited, has successfully developed a financially viable and inclusive sourcing model which ensures sustainable supply whilst offering […]

Feasibility study for setting up a commercially viable Wool Testing Laboratory in Lesotho (May – Dec 2021)

By |16th December 2021|


Imani Development is part of a consortium of partners delivering the Africa Reform for Investment and Sustainable Economies (RISE) programme. The 12.7 million Euro technical assistance facility is aimed at assisting private and public sector organisations at national and regional level to, support job creation, strengthen financial access for MSMEs, and upgrade value chains to […]