PIDG and the Global Goals for Sustainable Development

PIDG and the Global Goals for Sustainable Development

Sustainable, resilient and accessible infrastructure is a prerequisite for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

PIDG projects that reached financial close in 2017 will

Produce
40m
litres of water per day once operational

Improve access to energy for
6.0m
people

Create jobs for
16,750
people

Open up access to infrastructure for
9.2m
people

Mobilise more than
$1.6bn
of private sector capital

All projects are also expected to address:

No poverty is PIDG’s goal. PIDG contributes to this directly through service provision and employment, and indirectly by providing the infrastructure needed for inclusive economic development

4.1m
women and girls are expected to have access to new and improved infrastructure.

45%
of PIDG’s projects reaching financial close contributed to climate change mitigation or adaptation

The SDGs will also be central to PIDG’s renewed strategy, to be launched in 2018


Mapping PIDG company portfolios on the SDGs

The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund mapped its entire portfolio against the SDGs for the first time in 2017. It expects to extend and regularly update portfolio mapping as SDG data improves and country investment plans are developed by local governments.

Sustainable Development GoalPercentage of the EAIF portfolio to which the SDG applies
2: Zero Hunger6%
6: Clean Water and Sanitation3%
7: Affordable and Clean Energy59%
8: Decent Work and Economic Growth100%
9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure100%
11: Sustainable Cities and Communities3%
13: Climate Action25%

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