Study analyses work of African Infrastructure Project Preparation Facilities

16 March 2016

A study commissioned by the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA), analyses the work and impact of African Infrastructure Project Preparation Facilities (PPFs), focussing on lessons learned and best practice.

Assessment of “African Infrastructure Project Preparation Facilities - Lessons Learned and Best Practice” concludes that very few PPFs follow all best practice principles (around their objectives, strategy, financing, portfolio management, cost-efficiency, governance and accountability) and that this might have contributed to the low level performance of many of the Facilities.

The study makes recommendations, primarily around the strengthening of the corporate governance of PPFs, enhancing their effectiveness, developing sustainable funding models and adopting best practice.  The study further recommends greater levels of project information sharing and the development of common operational guidelines and capacity building programmes, all of which would improve both efficiency and financial performance.

The study assessed 19 PPFs currently focusing on project preparation in African countries, covering aspects such as their work and modus operandi, best practice, success factors, challenges faced, information-sharing and networking and resourcing.

To see and download the study, and to see other reports published by the ICA, please visit the ICA Publications.

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