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Colonial dev corporation wants to buy CEC - Zambian Watchdog

The CDC a state owned enterprise (parastatal) and is wholly owned by Britain's Department for International Development. When the British government set up the Colonial Development Corporation in 1948, the aim was to develop self-sustaining agriculture ...

DID YOU KNOW? - St. Lucia News Online

Did you know the Parliament building which houses the Government Treasury and the House of Assembly was erected in 1952-53 by the Colonial Development Corporation? Source: Historical Review of the Castries Municipality from 1785 to 1967 by Francis ...

Gambia: Seven Decades of Economic Development 1950 – 1959 (Part 1) - Jollofnews

Two institutions were created to oversee the development goals of the colonial office, namely: the Colonial Development Corporation and the Overseas Food Corporation. As the names suggest, the former was charged with developing mineral resources, ...

UK taxpayers fund Pakistani radio, Indian stylists and Chinese bra makers in foreign aid - Express.co.uk

London based CDC Group, which allocates a big chunk of Britain's foreign aid received £735 million from the taxpayer last year, Express.co.uk can reveal. The mind-boggling list of companies CDC has invested in include Chinese bra and cake makers, ...

UK's 'development for profit' private equity arm set to grab £6 billion of aid funds - The Ecologist

It was first created in the late 1940s, as the Colonial Development Corporation, to invest in businesses in British colonies. [6]. Despite a full review of CDC's activities launched in 2010, we are concerned that CDC fundamentally confuses profit ...

The History of Hydropower development in Zambia - Lusaka Times

The history of hydro-power development in Zambia cannot be told without mentioning Dr. David Livingstone. He saw the Zambezi River as “God's Highway” to the sea but unfortunately God had other ideas. During his first journey down the Zambezi River, ...

Who Was Laurens Van Der Post? - Swans

Laurens's ascent to fame as an author of "nonfiction" was launched in the aftermath of World War II when he was recruited by the Colonial Development Corporation (CDC) to undertake an assignment in Nyasaland, Central Africa, to survey its potential for ...

From aid agency to cash machine? - BBC News

The Colonial Development Corporation (CDC) was a proud creation of the post-war Attlee government 60 years ago to promote industry and agriculture in the poorest parts of the empire. But now there are fears since the partial privatisation of the one ...

CDC Group plc is a development finance institution owned by the UK government. The Department for International Development is responsible for CDC, with shareholder duties managed by the Shareholder Executive. It has an investment portfolio valued around £3.9 billion and since 2012 is focused on the emerging markets of South Asia and Africa.

CDC Group plc
Development finance institution
Industry Development finance institution
Founded 1948
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Products Invests equity and debt directly and through funds.
Website www.cdcgroup.com

CDC Group plc (formerly the Commonwealth Development Corporation, and previous to that, the Colonial Development Corporation) is a development finance institution owned by the UK government. The Department for International Development is responsible for CDC, with shareholder duties managed by the Shareholder Executive. It has an investment portfolio valued around £3.9 billion and since 2012 is focused on the emerging markets of South Asia and Africa.