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U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Facility Objectives

For over 30 years, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency has provided important early project planning assistance in Africa and around the world, while also providing assess to U.S. technologies and expertise.

USTDA funds project planning activities that support the development of sustainable infrastructure around the world, including more than 500 in sub-Saharan Africa. This infrastructure – including energy, ICT and transportation – forms the bedrock of sustainable economies and facilitates local, regional and global trade. The hallmark of USTDA’s assistance is establishing links between U.S. companies and African project sponsors to bring proven private sector solutions to development challenges.

USTDA evaluates projects based on three criteria:

  • Development priority in the host country;
  • Financial viability, including likelihood of receiving implementation financing and a procurement process that provides equal access to U.S. firms; and
  • Mutual benefit for stakeholders at home and abroad, including the opportunity for sales of U.S. goods and services.

 

 

Funding Bracket Minimum and a maximum
Supported phases
  • Enabling environment
  • Project definition
  • Project feasibility
  • Project structuring
  • Transaction support
  • Post-implementation support

Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility

Facility Objectives

The aim of the facility is to catalyse the development of water infrastructure projects that increase the ability of communities, policy makers and planners to cope with climate extremes.

CRIDF targets infrastructure development in transboundary water basins. By doing so, CRIDF is facilitating enhanced cooperation between stakeholders in shared river basins and is strengthening the evidence base for demonstrating the national benefits of cooperation on shared waters. In this way, CRIDF aims to contribute to peaceful, climate resilient and sustainable planning and management of southern Africa’s shared waters, and generate current and future benefits for the region’s poorest.

Funding Bracket Minimum and a maximum US$ 750,000
Supported phases
  • Enabling environment
  • Project definition
  • Project feasibility
  • Project structuring
  • Transaction support

PIDG Technical Assistance Facility

Facility Objectives

Provide technical assistance support to the various facilities of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), including InfraCo Africa, InfraCo Asia, GuarantCo, Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, and DevCo.

Funding Bracket Minimum US$ 20,000 and a maximum US$ 1,000,000
Supported phases
  • Enabling environment
  • Project definition
  • Project feasibility
  • Project structuring
  • Transaction support
  • Post-implementation support

Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility

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.

Funding Bracket Minimum US$ 25,000 and a maximum US$ 500,000
Supported phases
  • Enabling environment
  • Project definition
  • Project feasibility
  • Project structuring
  • Transaction support
  • Post-implementation support

DBSA EIB Project Development and Support Facility

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.
Funding Bracket Minimum US$ 625,000 and a maximum US$ 625,000
Supported phases
  • Enabling environment
  • Project definition
  • Project feasibility
  • Project structuring
  • Transaction support
  • Post-implementation support

AFD DBSA Project Preparation and Feasibility Study

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.

Funding Bracket Minimum US$ 500,000 and a maximum US$ 500,000
Supported phases
  • Enabling environment
  • Project definition
  • Project feasibility
  • Project structuring
  • Transaction support
  • Post-implementation support

African Water Facility

Facility Objectives

The African Water Facility (AWF) is an initiative of the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) hosted by the African Development Bank.  Established in 2004, it assists African countries to meet the goals and targets for the water and sanitation sector set by the Millennium Development Goals 2015 and the Africa Water Vision 2025. 

Its mission is to mobilize resources for water and sanitation in Africa by contributing to the improvement of water resources governance, increasing water wisdom, meeting urgent water needs and strengthening the financial base for the desired water future.

Funding Bracket Minimum US$ 66,000 and a maximum US$ 6,600,000
Supported phases
  • Enabling environment
  • Project definition
  • Project feasibility
  • Transaction support
  • Post-implementation support

NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility

Facility Objectives

A key objective of the NEPAD-IPPF is to assist African countries, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and related infrastructure development institutions, to prepare high quality, viable regional infrastructure projects in energy, transboundary water resource management, transport, and ICTs, which would be ready to solicit financing from public and private sources in support of the objectives of NEPAD.

 

A secondary objective of the NEPAD-IPPF, in relation to the objectives of NEPAD, is to support the creation of an enabling environment for private participation in infrastructure as well as support to targeted capacity building initiatives in infrastructure development to enhance the sustainability of existing and planned infrastructure in the continent.

 

The NEPAD-IPPF will promote and facilitate the preparation of regional infrastructure projects and programmes that have been approved within the context of the NEPAD Infrastructure Program

Funding Bracket Minimum US$ 20,000 and a maximum US$ 10,000,000
Supported phases
  • Enabling environment
  • Project definition
  • Project feasibility
  • Project structuring
  • Transaction support
  • Post-implementation support

EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund

Facility Objectives

Le principal objectif du Fonds fiduciaire est de contribuer à l’atteinte des objectifs stratégiques du Partenariat UE-Afrique pour les infrastructures à travers des financements ciblés visant à combler le déficit d’infrastructures en Afrique subsaharienne. L’appropriation par les Africains, la viabilité des projets et la réduction de la pauvreté constituent les principes directeurs du Fonds fiduciaire, et les principaux critères utilisés pour sélectionner les projets dans le cadre de ce Fonds.

Funding Bracket Minimum US$ 280,000 and a maximum US$ 33,600,000
Supported phases
  • Enabling environment
  • Project definition
  • Project feasibility
  • Project structuring
  • Transaction support
  • Post-implementation support

Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA)

Facility Objectives

To provide increased access to reliable basic infrastructure and social services to the poor in developing countries through the wider use of Output Based Aid (OBA) approaches.

Funding Bracket Minimum US$ 25,000 and a maximum US$ 500,000
Supported phases
  • Project definition
  • Project feasibility
  • Project structuring
  • Transaction support
  • Post-implementation support

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