Beteiligung an DevCo/SSIP im Rahmen von PIDG

Contract partner: IFC - International Finance CorporationCountry: Subsahara-Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 1.500.000,00Project start: 01.12.2006End: 31.12.2016

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Overall goal

If the MDGs are to be achieved, the attraction of increased private investment to aid infrastructure provision in the LDCs will be essential. However, among other factors; high up-front transaction costs, risk and poor information, are deterring the private sector from investing in working up prospective infrastructure projects in developing countries in the manner undertaken by companies in OECD countries. Thus, there is a paucity of projects structured in a way attractive to private sector involvement. To address this, in 2003 the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), a multi-donor initiative, established a facility (DevCo) to augment an existing project development advisory facility operated by the IFC, which provides advisory support to governments for the development of private sector investment opportunities, in order to encourage the development of projects for private sector investment in the LDCs.

In 2005 the PIDG created a window within DevCo that supports Small-Scale Infrastructure Providers ( SSIPs). SSIPs are a growing market, and are often key in providing utility services to the poor. They have shown the flexibility, demand responsiveness, and local knowledge necessary to successfully deliver or improve services in areas such as rural and peri-urban water and electricity supply. Initially DevCo's SSIP window will focus on four programs in Sub-Saharan Africa (water in Uganda and Tanzania, and electricity in Madagascar and Uganda). SSIP will be co-managed by CAS and IFC's Private Enterprise Partnership for Africa (PEP Africa). After its accession to the PIDG in July 2006, ADA agreed to dedicate part of its membership contribution to DevCo, and in particular to the SSIP window,. Whilst each program is tailored to the specific context, generic components include:

1. Capacity Building for the relevant Ministries and Government Departments

2. Capacity Building for Private Sector Operators

3. Development of Financial Products

project number2379-01/2006
source of fundingOEZA
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    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.