Zweiter Beitrag an Technical Assistance Facility (TAF)

Contract partner: PIDG - Private Infrastructure Development Group - MDY Legal Country: Subsahara-Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 500.000,00 Project start: 01.12.2007 End: 30.09.2010

Short Description:

Overall goal

In order to encourage increased private investment in the essential infrastructure of the poorer developing countries, a group of like minded donors established the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG). ADA joined this group in 2006. PIDG has set up a number of facilities to help mitigate constraints to PSI in infrastructure. Amongst these is the Technical Assistance Facility (TAF), which is the subject of this project. The goal of TAF is to improve infrastructure services for the poor (MDG 7, targets 1-3) and to increase Government's capacity to introduce public private investment where appropriate, in an open, rule based and non-discriminatory way (MDG 8, target 1). In order to achieve its goal, the TAF has established two operational windows which provide grants to the various other PIDG facilities, i.e.

Window 1 to fund studies intended to guide governments on options for financing of infrastructure, advice and training on the design and implementation of specific reforms, support to the design and implementation of pioneering transactions

Window 2 to support the development of capital markets in the counties in which the PIDG is operating, specifically in relation to the work of GuarantCo (the PIDG local currency guarantee facility).

It is now proposed to open a third window, i.e.

Window 3 to fund the provision of output based aid support to projects that justify such inputs in order to ensure that benefits reach the poor.

project number 2379-03/2007
source of funding OEZA
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  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 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.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • 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.