FAQs

  • How do I get funding for my infrastructure project from PIDG?

    The PIDG does not provide direct support. Instead, it acts through the PIDG subsidiary companies, which offer specialised financing and project development expertise.

    The investment policies and contact details for each of the PIDG companies are provided on the Our Companies page. You should contact the PIDG company that is most relevant directly about funding.

  • Can I get funding from the Technical Assistance Facility?

    The Technical Assistance Facility is only available to the PIDG companies (and DevCo) for funding for projects that they may support. It is not available to external applicants.

  • What is the rationale for using aid funds to support the private sector?

    Aid funds can be used both to help governments in poorer countries tackle the obstacles that may prevent private sector investment to flow (such as better government regulations and capacity) and, by partnering with the private sector in investment, encourage investors to finance projects they might otherwise not do so on their own initially, because of perceived risks. The limited and intelligent use of aid funds can therefore catalyse much larger flows of private sector finance and delivery capacity – in the case of the PIDG, up to 30 to 40 times.

  • What direct impact do PIDG-supported projects have?

    The PIDG has developed a comprehensive results monitoring framework to assess the development impact of projects supported by PIDG companies and facilities through a range of carefully chosen indicators.

    The key development impact indicators for which data is collected include the following:

    • Private sector investment committed to the project, including contribution from the domestic commercial sector, commercial foreign investors/foreign direct investment and the loan and equity commitments from development finance institutions
    • Number of additional people expected to be served by the infrastructure provided, as well as the number of people expected to receive improved services as a result of the project
    • Fiscal impact of the PPI investment, including details of upfront fees paid to the government and expected corporate taxes to be paid over a five-year period
    • Long-term (during operations) and short-term (during construction) direct employment effects
    • A focus on the poorest countries (those in the first three columns of the Development Assistance Committee’s list of Overseas Development Aid recipients) and fragile/post-conflict states, with an extra emphasis (of approximately 75% of all investments) to be targeted in the poorest countries of Africa and Asia.

    In addition, qualitative information is collected on how the project fits in with national development plans, as well as, where relevant, information on the likely scale of the expected impact on the national or regional economy. For more information on the results monitoring of PIDG projects and their impacts, please visit our Development Impact page.

  • How does the PIDG prevent corruption in its funded projects?

    The PIDG Code of Conduct sets out PIDG’s anti-corruption measures.

    PIDG maintains a zero-tolerance policy regarding bribery and corruption.

    Bribery and corruption are substantial threats to good governance, sustainable development, the democratic process and fair business practices. Bribery and corruption undermine attempts to achieve higher levels of economic and social welfare and impede efforts to reduce poverty. Corrupt actions also lead to loss of confidence in public and private sector.

    If you suspect corruption in a PIDG-supported project, please report it via the PIDG complaints procedure.

  • I have a complaint about PIDG's activities, who do I contact?

    Please submit your complaint or concern in writing to our office:

    General Counsel
    PIDG Ltd
    6 Bevis Marks
    London EC3A 7BA
    United Kingdom

    Please include the following:

    • Clear description of the complaint or concern
    • Your name and full address, telephone number and possibly your e-mail address
    • Your PIDG contact
    • Copies of any related or relevant information.

    Alternatively, you can submit this via the enquiry form on the Contact us page.

    You can find our Complaints Policy and Procedures here:
    Complaints Policy and Procedures|599 KB

Updated: 16 December 2018

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