Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF)
|Title||Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF)|
|E-mail, phone number and mailing address||
Tel: (+1) 202 458-5588
Established in 1999 as a joint initiative of the governments of Japan and the United Kingdom, the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) is a multi-donor technical assistance facility that is financed by 11 multilateral and bilateral donors. Working closely with and housed inside the World Bank Group, PPIAF is a catalyst for increasing private sector participation in emerging markets, enabling the public sector to attract private sector participation and investment in infrastructure. PPIAF’s mission is to help eliminate poverty and increase shared prosperity in developing countries by facilitating private sector involvement in infrastructure.
PPIAF assists governments in removing the obstacles that impede private sector participation in infrastructure projects. Through grants and technical assistance, PPIAF helps governments of low and middle income and fragile countries to create and strengthen a sound enabling environment for private participation and investment in infrastructure, through activities such as:
PPIAF’s strategy emphasises the need to deliver technical assistance via programmes that accelerate infrastructure investment and maximise impact. Programmatic technical assistance is designed to tackle multiple aspects of the enabling environment in a country, region, or sector over the course of one or more years, to achieve wide-ranging objectives. PPIAF’s programmatic approach is organised by thematic priority areas – access to infrastructure finance, creditworthiness, energy efficiency, PPP institution building and regional integration.
|Type of finance provided||
Grants; technical assistance and knowledge
|Size of project supported||
No minimum or maximum
|Range of funding provided (min/max)||
No minimum or maximum, though average support is between US$300,000 - US$400,000
Public sector; national and provincial governments; state-owned enterprises; PPP units; municipalities;
Regional; cross-border; national; sub-national
|Project preparation phases supported||
Enabling environment for private sector participation and sectorial regulations; project definition and prefeasibility
Funding applications must originate from, or be endorsed by, the relevant senior official in the beneficiary country or regional entity, as well as by the relevant Country Management Unit (CMU) at World Bank. PPIAF awards grants based on strategic value, likelihood of achieving their intended outcomes, reasonableness of requirements, and availability of funds.
PPIAF funding is highly competitive. Within each funding review period, PPIAF can have a pipeline of proposals that far exceeds the total available funds for allocation. Proposals are not only selected on their own merit, but also compared against other proposals received.
Proposals that identify clear implementation partnerships and feature co-financing by other development partners are preferred. Priority is given to applications that cover poverty; gender; fragility and low capacity; climate resilience, and regional integration.
None as long as part of targeted sectors.
|Countries||Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, São Tomé & Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo-Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe|