In the face of challenging global framework conditions, DEG saw a further increase in new business in the 2022 financial year: at around EUR 1.6 billion, it again committed more funds to finance private enterprises in developing and emerging countries than in the previous year. It also mobilised EUR 487 million from other investors. The DEG portfolio grew to EUR 9.9 billion.
For investments that promote climate and environmental protection, DEG provided a total of EUR 609 million in 2022, nearly 50% more than in the previous year. This included, for example, a USD 29.5 million investment in the Alcazar Energy Partners II Fund, which aims to realise green energy projects in countries such as Georgia, Uzbekistan or Egypt.
In addition to financing from its own funds, last year DEG provided EUR 33 million under its advisory and promotional programmes. Through its Business Support Services (BSS), it facilitated transformative measures that further enhance the development impact of co-financed investments, as well as pilot projects, innovative business models and feasibility studies. In 2022, through BSS, DEG also supported humanitarian aid programmes implemented locally by its Ukrainian customers.