Established in 2007, EDN has developed partnerships with dozens of business service providers (BSP) located around the world. EDN is expanding to include the resources of lenders and equity providers (CAP, or Capital Providers), US and foreign government organizations (GOV), and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO).
The EDN Search Engine gives business enterprises instant access to EDN partners’ wide range of programs and services, including technical assistance grants, private and public funding, and other business opportunities, services and support.
Ultimately, this powerful tool provides a common platform for businesses to find the resources they need from qualified and trusted providers — and for EDN partners to market their portfolios, programs and services directly to the emerging markets they strive to serve.
The EDN Search Engine fills the gap in the global effort to strengthen developing economies — by providing instant access to information, tools, and experienced professional assistance, as well as the capital necessary for success.
BENEFITS TO THE EDN SEARCH ENGINE PARTNERS
BUSINESS ENTERPRISES gain access to EDN-trained consultants and the vast resources of EDN, including OPIC financing and political risk insurance. Business enterprises can search for resources to help construct business plans, draft investment proposals, and manage risk — in the effort to obtain the capital they need to build or expand into new markets.
BUSINESS SERVICE PROVIDERS, or EDN Originators, are featured prominently, benefit from special training, and receive exclusive access to the resources of EDN lenders and other financing sources to offer their clients.
CAPITAL PROVIDERS are qualified lenders, other financing sources, joint venture partners or donors and have exclusive access to well-developed, thoroughly packaged projects ready for full financing review that the providers can pursue at their discretion.
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, multilateral or other investment promotion agencies (IPAs) that support developing economies can connect with local business service and capital providers to help foster foreign direct investment and cultivate business development.
NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS, associations and universities can promote programs and initiatives that support business development and growth. They can also access information to help define and develop new programs, and to help identify ideal collaboration partners.