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Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG)

2002 - ongoing

Implementing agencies
Private Infrastructure Development Group

African partners
Government, Private sector

Names of African partners involved
Governments, private sector

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Multi-donor, Multilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
Governments of Australia, Netherlands, Switzerland and Norway, DfID, KfW, SIDA, FMO, IFC

Geographical scope

Countries where active
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Central African Republic, Chad Republic, Comoros, Congo, Libya, Dem. Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon Republic, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali Republic, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger Republic, Nigeria, Principe, Rwanda, Senegal Republic, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia Republic, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Western Sahara, Mauritius

Renewables, Non Renewables, Electricity

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Electricity system, Grid connected generation, Mini-grids, Stand-alone off-grid

Type of intervention
Operative program / delivery mechanism (downstream)

Type of technical assistance
Dialogue and networking, Information and analysis, Policy support / institution building, Project preparation / implementation, Skill development / training

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing
Grant, Equity, Debt, Guarantee, Early stage

Main objectives
The main aim of PIDG is to mobilise private investment in infrastructure, in order to increase service provision for the poor, boost economic growth and alleviate poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

Main activities
PIDG is a public-private partnership. PIDG members set the framework within which the companies operate. This ensures that funding is channelled towards development priorities, and that every project is rigorously assessed against economic, social and environmental criteria. At the same time, our companies harness their private sector expertise to take forward deals with private investors. PIDG is accountable to its members' governments, to their taxpayers and to the developing countries within which we work.



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