Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility

Title Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility
Funding Bracket Minimum US$ 25,000 and a maximum US$ 500,000
Facility Objectives

The Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) was created in 1999 to act as a catalyst to increase private sector participation in emerging markets. It provides technical assistance to governments to support the creation of a sound enabling environment for the provision of basic infrastructure services by the private sector. A sound business enabling environment consists of strong institutions, legal systems and rule of law, high standards of public and corporate governance, transparency, competition, protection of investments, enforcement of laws, and dispute resolution mechanisms.

Key activities PPIAF helps governments in the following areas:
  • 1) prepare and review policy frameworks
  • 2) develop and implement legal and regulatory frameworks
  • 3) design and develop new institutions to support private participation in infrastructure
  • 4) translate the enabling laws/regulations into specific transactions
  • 5) technical assistance to develop, prepare, and transact specific infrastructure projects
  • 6) capacity and awareness building to enhance governments’ technical capacity or build consensus regarding strategies to involve the private sector in infrastructure
  • 7) PPIAF also manages the Sub-National Technical Assistance (SNTA) program, which helps sub-national entities and utilities access market-based financing without sovereign guarantees.

More information

Institution Details

Title Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility
Person responsible Matt Bull
E-mail, phone number and mailing address

World Bank

1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
USA
Tel: (+1) 202 458-5588

Facility Objectives

The Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) was created in 1999 to act as a catalyst to increase private sector participation in emerging markets. It provides technical assistance to governments to support the creation of a sound enabling environment for the provision of basic infrastructure services by the private sector. A sound business enabling environment consists of strong institutions, legal systems and rule of law, high standards of public and corporate governance, transparency, competition, protection of investments, enforcement of laws, and dispute resolution mechanisms.

Facility URL www.ppiaf.org
Key activities PPIAF helps governments in the following areas:
  • 1) prepare and review policy frameworks
  • 2) develop and implement legal and regulatory frameworks
  • 3) design and develop new institutions to support private participation in infrastructure
  • 4) translate the enabling laws/regulations into specific transactions
  • 5) technical assistance to develop, prepare, and transact specific infrastructure projects
  • 6) capacity and awareness building to enhance governments’ technical capacity or build consensus regarding strategies to involve the private sector in infrastructure
  • 7) PPIAF also manages the Sub-National Technical Assistance (SNTA) program, which helps sub-national entities and utilities access market-based financing without sovereign guarantees.
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Key data and facts

Hosted by World Bank
Contributors

Established by UK Department for International Development, the government of Japan, and the World Bank . Its other donors include various multilateral and bilateral donors: Asian Development Bank, Australia, Austria, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, France, Germany, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Italy, Japan, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Netherlands (DGIS), Sweden (SIDA), Switzerland (SECO), United States (USAID), and the World Bank.

Year established 1999
Total Capital US$ 260,000,000
Amount committed since established US$ 212,746,000
Amount disbursed since established US$ 203,071,000
Type of finance provided
  • Grant
Capacity for new commitments US$ 47,254,000
Funding Bracket Minimum US$ 25,000 and a maximum US$ 500,000
Funding bracket - Current Average Grant size US$ 200,000

Eligibility criteria and exclusions

Beneficiaries
  • Public
Project types
  • Cross-border
  • National
  • Sub-national
Regional Economic Communities (RECs)
  • ECOWAS
  • SADC
Countries
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo-Brazzaville
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • São Tomé & Príncipe
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Energy
  • Electrical transmission/distribution
  • Energy education/training
  • Gas distribution
  • Geothermal energy
  • Hydro-electric power plants
  • Power generation/non-renewable sources
  • Power generation/renewable sources
  • Solar energy
  • Wind power
Transport
  • Air transport
  • Education and training in transport and storage
  • Rail transport
  • Road transport
  • Water transport
Water & Sanitation
  • Basic drinking water supply and basic sanitation
  • Education and training in water supply and sanitation
  • River development
  • Waste management/disposal
  • Water supply and sanitation - large systems
ICT
  • ICT
Eligibility exclusions

Developing or transition economies on the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee’s (DAC) I to IV Aid Recipients are eligible for PPIAF funding. (The complete list of DAC I to IV Aid Recipients, as updated from time to time, can be found on the OECD website www.oecd.org/development/aidstatistics/daclistofodarecipients.htm )

PPIAF grants require that government authorities endorse any project proposal which will involve technical assistance.

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
  • Pre-feasibility studies
Project feasibility
  • Economic
  • Environmental studies
  • Financial/financial modelling
  • Organizational/administrative
  • 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
PPIAF Supports a Pioneering Transaction in Africa: the Dakar-Diamniadio Toll Highway in Senegal
US$ 250,200
Senegal
Project name:
Total project cost
Region/country
PPIAF Support to Private Sector Participation in the Irrigation Sector in Ethiopia
US$ 268,785
Ethiopia
Project name:
Total project cost
Region/country
PPIAF Supports Small-Scale Service Providers in Uganda
US$ 74,810
Uganda
Project name:
Total project cost
Region/country
PPIAF Facilitates Micro-Financing for Peri-Urban Water Providers in Kenya
US$ 72,000
Kenya
Project name:
Total project cost
Region/country
PPIAF Supports Private Sector Participation in Nigeria's Port Sector
US$ 596,000
Nigeria
Projects supported since Facility established (Total number) 1000
Projects supported reaching financial close since Facility established (Total number) 86

Application process

Application process

PPIAF uses a five-step application process:

  • Step One: Contact with PPIAF
  • Step Two: Concept Note
  • Step Three: Submission of Application
  • Step Four: Screening and Evaluation
  • Step Five: Notification

More informaton on the application proceedures to apply for PPIAF funds can be found on the PPIAF website: www.ppiaf.org/page/apply-funds

Application Documents
Application process URL www.ppiaf.org/page/apply-funds

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