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22nd May 2018

Life-changing infrastructure helps 9.2m people in Africa and Asia

PIDG launches its 2017 Annual Review

The Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) supported access to life-changing infrastructure designed to boost economies and combat poverty for 9.2 million people, last year.

The Group operates in the world’s lowest income countries, where others cannot or will not invest. Since 2002, 50% of its investments have been in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States, while 48% were in projects in Least Developed or Other Low-Income Countries.

PIDG CEO Philippe Valahu said: “our projects are transformative, they drive change and improve people’s daily lives”.

PIDG’s ability to leverage the funds it gets from its seven donor countries and the World Bank means its impact is felt by people living in the most fragile areas.

For every $1 of PIDG member funding, projects it has supported have mobilised $23 of additional investment, of which $17 comes from the private sector.

In the past year PIDG has implemented a new governance structure; embedding collaborative working between its companies and creating a single board and committee structure to oversee group-wide investment and development decisions.

“We are building on strong foundations to drive the next stage of PIDG’s evolution, allowing us to do more, better” Philippe added.

Among other key achievements in 2017 PIDG saw:

  • $487m committed to projects
  • $2.5bn mobilised from private sector investors and DFIs
  • 20 projects reach financial close, 7 of which are in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States
  • 10,335 long-term jobs created. 

To view PIDG’s Annual Review 2017 go to

Read a message from our Chair here.

Read a message from our CEO here.