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AFREXIMBANK (The African Export Import Bank)

Facility URL www.afreximbank.com
Facility Objectives

The primary objective of Afreximbank’s Project Preparation Facility is the provision of support for all project preparation cycle activities including project definition, studies, advisory services, and project marketing and fundraising, specifically:

  • To provide technical assistance in project identification, preparation and value-for-money feasibility studies with a view to making the projects bankable and attractive to investors;
  • To increase the availability of viable well-prepared projects, by supporting project stakeholders to prepare high-quality projects;
  • To leverage-off and partner with other project preparation facilities in the continent and beyond to support the preparation of projects in Africa;
  • To enhance collaboration among project stakeholders and project financiers to facilitate the identification and mobilisation of project preparation financing; and
  • To enhance the financial sustainability of project preparation for projects that will support Intra African Trade, stimulate industrialisation and enhance export development activities in the continent, by diversifying the sources and modalities of project preparation financing.
Sectors Energy, Transport


Facility URL www.africa50.com
Facility Objectives

Africa50 is an infrastructure investment platform that contributes to Africa's growth by developing and investing in bankable projects, catalyzing public sector capital and mobilizing private sector funding with differentiated financial returns and impact.

Sectors Energy, Transport, Water & Sanitation, ICT

African Development Fund

Facility URL www.afdb.org/en/projects-and-operations/financial-products/african-development-fund/
Facility Objectives

The ADF was established in 1972 and is administered by the African Development Bank (AfDB). It comprises 29 contributing countries and benefits 38 countries, of which nearly half are classified as fragile or conflict-affected states. The ADF has invested US$ 45bn since it became operational in 1974.

Sectors Energy, Transport, Water & Sanitation, ICT

African Water Facility

Facility URL www.africanwaterfacility.org
Facility Objectives

The African Water Facility (AWF) is the primary water instrument in Africa that supports & facilitates resources mobilisation to meet the huge investment gap for water infrastructure development. An initiative of the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), the AWF is hosted and managed by the African Development Bank (AfDB).

Established in 2004, the AWF assists African countries to address the increasing investment need for the development and management of water resources in Africa, towards meeting the goals and targets of the Africa Water Vision (AWV) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The AWF is a demand-driven, African-led project preparation facility that is focused on the funding of investment planning and preparation projects, with the aim of mobilising additional financing to meet Africa’s water infrastructure needs. 

Sectors Water & Sanitation

DBSA Project Preparation Fund

Facility URL www.dbsa.org
Facility Objectives

DBSA seeks to promote economic and social development by mobilising financial and other resources from national and international private and public partners for sustainable development projects in South Africa, the SADC region and the broader African continent.

The bank’s mission is to advance development impact by expanding access to development finance and effectively integrating and implementing sustainable development solutions to: 

  • Improve the quality of life of people through the development of social infrastructure, 
  • Support economic growth through the investment in economic infrastructure, 
  • Support regional integration, and 
  • Promote the sustainable use of scarce resources.
Sectors Energy, Transport, Water & Sanitation, ICT

ECOWAS Projects Preparation and Development Unit

Facility URL www.ppdu.org
Facility Objectives

The ECOWAS Project Preparation and Development Unit (PPDU) was established in 2011 as a Specialised Agency mandated to prepare regional bankable infrastructure projects in line with the ECOWAS objectives of regional integration and economic development. 

The main functions of the PPDU are to:

  • Prepare and develop regional integration infrastructure projects in ECOWAS Member States;
  • Manage a dedicated infrastructure fund for preparation of the projects;
  • Promote public/private partnerships in investment financing and project management in ECOWAS
Sectors Energy, Transport, Water & Sanitation, ICT

EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund

Facility URL www.eu-africa-infrastructure-tf.net/
Facility Objectives

Created in 2007, the aim of the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund (EU-AITF) is to promote increased investment in infrastructure projects in Sub-Saharan Africa – both in projects with a regional impact or national projects that support the Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL) objectives.  

The EU-AITF combines long-term investments from development finance institutions (loans, risk capital, etc) with grant monies to gain financial and qualitative leverage as well as project sustainability.  EU-AITF donor contributions stem from the European Commission and from thirteen European Union member states.

Sectors Energy, Transport, Water & Sanitation, ICT

Global Environment Facility

Facility URL www.dbsa.org/EN/Pages/default.aspx
Facility Objectives

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is a partnership for international cooperation where 183 countries work together with international institutions, civil society organisations and the private sector to address global environmental issues. Since its inception, the GEF has provided more than $12.5 billion in grants and leveraged over $58 billion in co-financing for thousands of projects in developing countries. The World Bank serves as the trustee of the GEF.

The DBSA was accredited as a National Project Agency (NPA) for the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in 2014.  As a NPA, the DBSA is committed to follow all GEF policies and establish the conditions in which the Bank can seek resources from the GEF Council for the preparation and implementation of projects in South Africa. Accreditation of the DBSA as a GEF agency has placed the DBSA at the global arena in terms of providing financial assistance to environment and climate change projects. This fits into the DBSA’s strategy and focus area of Energy/Environment. As a GEF agency, the Bank is at an opportune position to access and leverage funds from other global sources. 

Sectors Energy, Transport, Water & Sanitation, ICT

Green Climate Fund

Facility URL www.greenclimate.fund
Facility Objectives

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a new global fund created to support the efforts of developing countries to respond to the challenge of climate change.  GCF helps developing countries limit or reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to climate change. It seeks to promote a paradigm shift to low-emission and climate-resilient development, taking into account the needs of nations that are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts.

The DBSA received its accreditation as an entity of the GCF in March 2016. The DBSA is accredited as a direct access entity that can implement all sizes (in terms of total amount as well as environmental and social risk category) of GCF funded projects in the Sub-Saharan Africa region.  The Bank has the opportunity to access GCF funds in order to support innovative and risk-sharing approaches in projects that contribute towards low-carbon and climate-resilient development.

Sectors Energy, Transport, Water & Sanitation, ICT

Infrastructure Investment Programme for South Africa (IIPSA)

Facility URL www.iipsa.org
Facility Objectives

The purpose of the IIPSA funding is to enhance sustainable economic growth and the delivery of key services affecting development in South Africa and in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region.  Using financial leverage as a key principle, IIPSA aims to address the constraints to infrastructure development in South Africa and in the SADC region. 

Sectors Energy, Transport, Water & Sanitation, ICT

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