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List of abbreviations

General abbreviations

ACC: Audit, Compliance & Control

AGM: Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

ALCO: Asset and Liability Management Committee

AUD: Australian dollar

Basel II: Basel Committee on Banking Supervision

Basel III: Basel Committee on Banking Supervision

CG: Corporate Governance

CPP: Campaign’s Client Protection Principles

DFI: Development Finance Institution

DII: Development Impact Indicator

EDIS: Economic Development Impact Score

E&S: Environmental and Social

ESG: Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance

FTE: Full-Time Equivalent

IRB: International Ratings Based

K&I: Knowledge & Innovation

LCR: Liquidity Coverage Ratio

LICs: Low-income Countries

MW: Megawatt   

NGOs: non-governmental organizations

NPL: Non-Performing Loan

PVBP: Price Value per Basis Point

Qls: Quantative indicators

REDD: Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation of forests scheme

RSPO: Roud Table and Sustainable Oil

SMART: specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound;

SME: small and medium-sized enterprises

SHIFT: Strategic Horizon for Impact and Footprint Transition

STUOP: Student Entrepreneur Prize

Wft: Wet op het financieel toezicht (Dutch Act on Financial Supervision)

MSMEs: Micro, small and medium enterprises


BIS: Bank for International Settlements

CDC: Colonial Development Corporation, a development finance institution owned by the UK Government’s Department for International Development

DEG: Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH  (German Investment Corporation)

DNB: De Nederlandsche Bank (Dutch Central Bank)

EDFI: European Development Finance Institutions

EIB: European Investment Bank

EBRD: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

IFC: International Finance Corporation

IFRS: International Financial Reporting Standard(s)

ISS: Institute for Social Studies

FMO: Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (Netherlands Development Finance Company) 

GRI: Global Reporting Initiative 

KfW: Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (Reconstruction Credit Institute) Bankengruppe


NCDO: National Community Development Organization

OECD: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

PIIF: Principles for Investors in Inclusive Finance

Proparco: Promotion et Participation pour la Coopération économique (Promotion and Participation for Economic Cooperation)

SID: Society for International Development

UNPRI: United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment

WWF: World Wildlife Fund  


IDF: Infrastructure Development Fund

AEF: Acces to Energy Fund

CD: Capacity Development

FOM: Faciliteit Opkomende Markten (Facility Emerging Markets)

FOM OS: Fonds Opkomende Markten Ontwikkelings Samenwerking