An external evaluation of BIO was carried out at the end of 2012, by the Special Evaluation Unit, which is part of the FPS Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. The report published in January 2013 recognises the fundamental role played by BIO and confirms that this institution is an appropriate instrument to provide sustainable support to the private sector in developing countries. You can read the full report here (in French).
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Reduction of gas emissions and improvement of the population’s living standards
BIO signed a credit facility agreement worth EUR 1.37 million with Thai Biogas Energy Co Ltd (TBEC), to finance the first ever biogas installation in Lao. Wastewater from Lao Indochina Group Co Ltd (LIG), a starch manufacturer processing cassava roots bought mainly from smallholders, will be transformed into gas and replace the coal used so far by clean and cheap energy. As a result, LIG will continue to play its critical role as processor for the country’s smallholder community while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The project will also contribute to the elimination of bad smell by expanding the wastewater treatment tanks, and enable the production of natural fertilizer from the remaining sludge. This innovative project will improve the living conditions of the population and increase the income of the smallholders and the factory staff.
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[New Times]The African Union (AU) this week called on the member states to prioritise energy in their development strategies as Africa's increasingly strong economic performance needs enough energy.
The Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries (BIO), a public-private partnership established by the Belgian government, recently disbursed a technical assistance grant of an undisclosed
Improving education and literacy of young students
In order to achieve the Cambodia Millennium Development Goals (CMDG) by 2015, the Cambodian Government has put Education Development high on its agenda. That is why the “Education For All” program has been initiated to ensure that all Cambodian students complete Primary School at the least and further enroll in the 9 years program. PRASAC has launched a project called “Library Project” in 2011 to support the government’s policy in this respect. The project has been set up in cooperation with Room to Read, an organization dedicated to promoting and enabling education through programs focused on literacy and gender equality in education. The project aims to building libraries for primary schools. The first library was officially opened at the end of 2011 in the Pongror Leu primary school in Chek Commune, Chikreng District, SiemReap province. In 2012, PRASAC plans to build two new fully-equipped library facilities in two provinces, Kg Thom and Kg Cham. Moreover PRASAC will offer scholarship for outstanding students on both local and national level. About PRASAC PRASAC, the largest microfinance institution in Cambodia, with 158 offices nationwide, has boosted its operations to help the Cambodian people improving their living standards through the provision of loans, savings, local money transfer, and local money exchange. In addition, PRASAC is the first microfinance institution in Cambodia to launch ATM services. As of July 2012, PRASAC provided loans to 121,531 active borrowers with a loan portfolio worth more than USD 172 million. PRASAC has 79,320 depositors representing more than USD 22.5 million of savings.