DBSA EIB Project Development and Support Facility

Title DBSA EIB Project Development and Support Facility
Funding Bracket Minimum US$ 625,000 and a maximum US$ 625,000
Facility Objectives

The PDSF aims to advance preparation, implementation and operation, and promote sustainability, of viable projects. The projects must be able to:

  • 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.
Key activities
  • Project Definition (scoping and phasing, prioritisation, Terms of Reference)
  • 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)
  • Project Management

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Institution Details

Title DBSA EIB Project Development and Support Facility
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

E-mail address:  IrmaW@dbsa.org

Telephone:  +27 11 313 3429

Facility Objectives

The PDSF aims to advance preparation, implementation and operation, and promote sustainability, of viable projects. The projects must be able to:

  • 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.
Key activities
  • Project Definition (scoping and phasing, prioritisation, Terms of Reference)
  • 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)
  • Project Management
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Key data and facts

Hosted by Development Bank of Southern Africa, 1258 Lever Road, Headway Hill, Country View, Midrand, South Africa
Contributors
  • DBSA - Development Bank of Southern Africa
  • EIB - European Investment Bank
Year established 2010
Total Capital US$ 7,500,000
Amount committed since established US$ 500,000
Amount disbursed since established
Type of finance provided
  • Grant
Capacity for new commitments US$ 7,000,000
Funding Bracket Minimum US$ 625,000 and a maximum US$ 625,000
Funding bracket - Current Average Grant size US$ 625,000

Eligibility criteria and exclusions

Beneficiaries
  • Private
  • Public
  • Public Private Partnership
Project types
  • Cross-border
  • National
  • Sub-national
Regional Economic Communities (RECs)
  • EAC
  • SADC
Countries
  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Burundi
  • Comoros
  • Djibouti
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Energy
  • Electrical transmission/distribution
  • Hydro-electric power plants
  • Ocean power
  • 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


Projects supported since Facility established (Total number) 0
Projects supported reaching financial close since Facility established (Total number) 0

Application process

Application process

For further information on the PDSF, 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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