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The PIDG monitors development impact at three levels: (1) on an overall PIDG basis; and (2) on an individual PIDG Company basis; and (3) on a project specific basis. In addition, an independent progress review of each PIDG Company is commissioned by PIDG every three-four years to assess the performance of each PIDG Company and its development impact.

Full details of the PIDG’s Results Monitoring System may be found in the PIDG Results Monitoring Handbook.


A logical framework (“logframe”) is used by the PIDG to provide a systematic basis for linking each of the seven PIDG Companies’ development objectives and outputs to specific, objectively verifiable indicators. The PIDG logframe is revised annually and covers a 5-year period.


At the time a Loan/Guarantee/Joint Development Agreement/Advisory Mandate is signed by a PIDG Company for a new project, the PIDG Company is required to quantify the expected development impact  for the project and submit these to the PIDG Programme Management Unit (PMU) in the form of a standard project level Results Monitoring Sheet. These are often best estimates based on the information available at the time in relation to each of the PIDG’s project level indicators. This information is then uploaded in the PIDG’s project database and monitored by the PMU’s development impact team.

Gender Reporting

A study, available to download here, of the wider academic (impact related) literature on women and infrastructure was undertaken during 2012. The main objective of the study was to advise the PIDG PMU on how better to assess, record and quantify the impact of PIDG supported projects on women and girls. It was let, co-managed and co-funded with the IFC’s Advisory Department on the “Gender Impact of Private Public Partnerships in Infrastructure” as “a means of forecasting the gender impacts of PPP project delivery, specifically the number of women and girls that might be impacted by different types of infrastructure projects”. It has resulted in a user friendly MS Excel based tool which allows IFC/PIDG to estimate female beneficiaries when accurate gender disaggregated access figures are difficult or costly to collect. The estimate is made based on four factors - project's total beneficiaries, percentage of female population, UN Gender Inequality index and any gender mainstreaming activities implemented as part of the project design and implementation stages. The tool is now being applied by the PIDG and is maintained and updated annually by the PIDG Results Monitoring Team.

The PIDG Results Monitoring team applies the tool to all PIDG-supported projects that have reached financial close. The results are reported along with the PIDG's other development impact results, updated on a quarterly basis, through the PIDG Results Monitoring Database - accessible at

Going forward, every PIDG supported project will continue to report gender disaggregated results with regard to ‘access’ and ‘direct jobs’ (short term – during construction and long-term – during operations) created. In the absence of project specific information, number of people with new/improved access (to infrastructure services) related disaggregation will be calculated by the PMU's results monitoring team (applying the newly developed gender reporting tool), whilst disaggregated data with regard to direct (short term and long term) jobs created will be provided by each Company at the time of completion of the other results monitoring indicators.

Climate Change Classification

In order to capture the impacts of the PIDG’s growing “green” portfolio, through developing and financing renewable power projects for example, and in order to ensure that the PIDG’s activities are low carbon, climate resilient and environmentally sustainable, the PIDG has developed in the course of 2012 a climate change classification methodology, available to download here.

Every PIDG supported project that has reached financial closed is classified according to its climate change mitigation and adaptation co-benefits, and assigned to one of three tiers:

  1. Tier 1 - Projects whose principle objective is to mitigate climate change or to facilitate adaptation to climate change and climate variability.
  2. Tier 2 - Projects where climate change mitigation or adaptation are a secondary objective of the project, and/or where GHG emission reductions are incremental.
  3. Tier 3 - Projects that do not have climate change mitigation or adaptation co-benefits.



From 2009, a critical mass of PIDG supported projects became operational and began delivering services on the ground. In response, the PIDG’s Results Monitoring team began implementing the post completion monitoring of PIDG supported projects in order to verify the actual (versus projected) impact of these projects. Actual impacts of operational projects are reported along with the PIDG's other development impact results, updated on a quarterly basis, through the PIDG Results Monitoring Database - accessible at