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DFID Impact Programme

2012 - 2035

Implementing agencies
CDC Group

African partners
Private sector

Names of African partners involved

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

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs

Geographical scope

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

Renewables, Electricity

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

Type of intervention
High-level initiative (upstream)

Type of technical assistance

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing
Grant, Equity

Main objectives
The DFID Impact Programme aims to catalyse the markets for impact investment in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to stimulate investment into businesses that benefit poor and low-income people through improving access to affordable goods and services and enabling income generating opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP).

Main activities
Through the creation of the DFID Impact Fund, the programme aims to draw in sustainable private sector sources of capital into the impact investment market and demonstrate the viability of impact investments over the long term. Through the creation of the DFID Impact Accelerator, the programme aims to generate economic opportunity and employment through the creation of both direct and indirect jobs, and by increasing access to basic goods and services, especially in remote areas or fragile states Through the market building activities the Impact Programme seeks to reduce barriers and bottlenecks in the impact investing value chain aiming to make impact investing as effective, efficient and as attractive to investors, intermediaries and enterprises



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