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Southern African Development Community (SADC) Project Preparation and Development Facility (PPDF)

2008 - ongoing

Implementing agencies

African partners
Government, Other public body

Names of African partners involved
DBSA, Government of SADC member countries

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

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs

Geographical scope

Countries where active
South Africa


Sub Sectors (Electricity)

Type of intervention

Type of technical assistance
Project preparation / implementation

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing

Main objectives
To enhance sustainable economic growth and the delivery of key services affecting development in in the SADC Region. A grant financing vehicle to support the promotion and preparation of major infrastructure projects, although the grant percentage is kept 5% of the total project cost.

Main activities
- Create a conducive environment for investment by financing the preparation of infrastructure projects based in at least one SADC Member State or those with a direct and positive impact on another Member State. - Concentrate on those projects that will be considered as enablers of regional integration providing technical assistance for project identification, preparation and feasibility studies as well as for advisory, and capacity building purposes that will lead to investment in projects. - Provide technical assistance in infrastructure project identification, preparation and feasibility studies with a view to presenting bankable projects to investors and lenders.



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