AFD DBSA Project Preparation and Feasibility Study

Title AFD DBSA Project Preparation and Feasibility Study
Funding Bracket Minimum US$ 500,000 and a maximum US$ 500,000
Facility Objectives

The PPFS aims at attaining three specific objectives:

  • i) promoting partnership between AFD and DBSA, but also with others investors
  • ii) financing NEPAD projects by AFD and DBSA, or in partnership with other potential investors
  • iii) enabling the implementation of NEPAD Projects.

The eligible projects must improve the reliability of services and/or reduce user costs, promote regional, national integration and/or local inclusion and be economically, financially and environmentally sustainable, with inbuilt resilience to climate change. 

The PPFS will target the promotion of quality infrastructure projects by: Providing grants to Promoters to advance preparation studies and other studies for eligibility; Priority projects that have a high probability of implementation and attracting financing by AFD, DBSA and/or others, including private sector financing; Ensuring barriers to implementation are identified upfront and addressed by PPFS often in collaboration with other facilities; Creating an enabling environment and promoting ownership and participation in project; Preparation required to facilitate public and/or private financing; Ensuring quick disbursements for approved operations.

Key activities
  • Project Definition (Scoping and Phasing, Prioritisation, Terms Of Reference);
  • Pre-feasibility and feasibility studies (legal, regulatory and institutional appraisals, environmental and social impact assessments);
  • Project Implementation and operation phase studies and other consultancy;
  • Technical Advisory services and other client support;
  • Project Structuring (financing options, legal advice, procurement, negotiations).

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Institution Details

Title AFD DBSA Project Preparation and Feasibility Study
Person responsible Irma Weenink
E-mail, phone number and mailing address

Development Bank of Southern Africa

1258 Lever Road

Headway Hill

Country View, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

IrmaW@dbsa.org

+27 11 313 3429

Facility Objectives

The PPFS aims at attaining three specific objectives:

  • i) promoting partnership between AFD and DBSA, but also with others investors
  • ii) financing NEPAD projects by AFD and DBSA, or in partnership with other potential investors
  • iii) enabling the implementation of NEPAD Projects.

The eligible projects must improve the reliability of services and/or reduce user costs, promote regional, national integration and/or local inclusion and be economically, financially and environmentally sustainable, with inbuilt resilience to climate change. 

The PPFS will target the promotion of quality infrastructure projects by: Providing grants to Promoters to advance preparation studies and other studies for eligibility; Priority projects that have a high probability of implementation and attracting financing by AFD, DBSA and/or others, including private sector financing; Ensuring barriers to implementation are identified upfront and addressed by PPFS often in collaboration with other facilities; Creating an enabling environment and promoting ownership and participation in project; Preparation required to facilitate public and/or private financing; Ensuring quick disbursements for approved operations.

Key activities
  • Project Definition (Scoping and Phasing, Prioritisation, Terms Of Reference);
  • Pre-feasibility and feasibility studies (legal, regulatory and institutional appraisals, environmental and social impact assessments);
  • Project Implementation and operation phase studies and other consultancy;
  • Technical Advisory services and other client support;
  • Project Structuring (financing options, legal advice, procurement, negotiations).
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Key data and facts

Hosted by Development Bank of Southern Africa, 1258 Lever Road, Headway Hill, Country View, Midrand.
Contributors
  • AFD - Agence Française de Dèveloppement
  • DBSA - Development Bank of Southern Africa
Year established 2003
Total Capital US$ 12,000,000
Amount committed since established US$ 9,300,000
Amount disbursed since established US$ 8,100,000
Capacity for new commitments US$ 2,700,000
Funding Bracket Minimum US$ 500,000 and a maximum US$ 500,000
Funding bracket - Current Average Grant size US$ 500,000

Eligibility criteria and exclusions

Beneficiaries
  • International Institutions
  • Private
  • Public
  • Public Private Partnership
Project types
  • Cross-border
  • National
  • Sub-national
Regional Economic Communities (RECs)
  • COMESA
  • EAC
  • ECCAS
  • ECOWAS
  • SADC
Countries
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo-Brazzaville
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • São Tomé & Príncipe
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Energy
  • Electrical transmission/distribution
  • Gas distribution
  • Gas-fired power plants
  • Hydro-electric power plants
  • Power generation/non-renewable sources
  • Power generation/renewable sources
  • Solar energy
  • Wind power
Transport
  • Air transport
  • Rail transport
  • Road transport
Water & Sanitation
  • Water supply and sanitation - large systems
ICT
  • ICT
Eligibility exclusions

Projects displaying the following characteristics shall not be eligible for funding:

  • Projects with high environmental or social risks and without proper risk mitigation;
  • Projects contravening generally acceptable international labour standards, including those on child labour;
  • Projects funded or promoted by companies blacklisted by the international development and financing community or relevant governments due to corruption or other irregular activities; and
  • Projects involving any illegal activity or any military or gambling activities or any development, manufacture, trade or other dealing with or in weapons.

Supported project phases

Enabling environment
  • Capacity building to support projects
  • Consensus building for projects
  • Designing regulatory approaches
  • Project-relevant institutional reforms
Project definition
  • Action planning (TORs, etc.)
  • Identification of desired outputs
  • Identification of project champions
  • Pre-feasibility studies
  • Prioritization vs. other projects
Project feasibility
  • Economic
  • Environmental studies
  • Financial/financial modelling
  • Organizational/administrative
  • Social
  • Technical/engineering
Project structuring
  • Legal structuring
  • Project finance
  • Public/private options assessment
  • Technical/engineering
Transaction support
  • Legal structuring
  • Negotiation
  • Post-signing financial agreements
  • Procurement
  • Project finance
  • Technical/engineering
Post-implementation support
  • Evaluation
  • Monitoring
  • Renegotiation/refinancing

List of Projects

Project name:
Total project cost
Region/country
RUZIZI
US$ 424,000,000
DRC
Projects supported since Facility established (Total number) 40
Projects supported reaching financial close since Facility established (Total number) 12

Application process

Application process

For further information on the PPFS, regarding the guidelines and application form, please contact:

Development Bank of Southern Africa

1258 Lever Road

Headway Hill

Country View, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

E-mail address:  IrmaW@dbsa.org

Telephone:  +27 11 313 3429

 

Application Documents

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