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Africa Investment Facility (AfIF)


Period
2015 - ongoing

Implementing agencies
EU

African partners
Private sector

Names of African partners involved
Small-medium enterprises

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Single donor, Multilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
EU

Geographical scope
Continental

Countries where active
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, 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, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, 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

Sectors
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
Project preparation / implementation, Skill development / training

Gender focus
No

Climate focus
No

Type of financing
Grant, Debt, Guarantee, Early stage

Main objectives
The main purpose of Africa Investment Facility (AfIF) is to support sustainable growth in Africa, it aims at fostering investments which will have a positive impact on the socio-economic development such as infrastructures in transport, communication, water, energy as well as agriculture and private sector development, in particular SME's.

Main activities
Resources can be made available from the different EU financing instruments (EDF and DCI), in coherence with the priorities established in the EDF Regional Indicative Programme, relevant EDF national indicative programmes, the intra-ACP programmes as well as the Pan-African Indicative programme. AfIF interventions should focus on the following sectors: energy, agriculture, transport, environment, water and sanitation, climate change, SMEs, information and communication technologies (ICT) and social services, support to private sector development, in particular Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). AfIF provides its support through: -Investment grants -Technical assistance -Risk capital and other risk sharing instruments

Comments

Sources
https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/regions/africa-investment-facility_en

Contact information
EuropeAid-AFIF@ec.europa.eu

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