Upstream Technical Assistance

PIDG’s reconfigured IFC-PIDG/TA business supports the other PIDG businesses by providing support to project development and enabling transactions, improving the affordability and/or impact of projects through Viability Gap Funding (VGF), transaction advisory services, and piloting new programmatic initiatives.

  • Technical Assistance (TA)

    TA plays a central role in enabling PIDG to initiate multi-company programmes and centrally-driven initiatives that are not specific to a particular company and that align with PIDG strategic objectives.


    At a glance

    Established2004
    PIDG members currently fundingUK Aid , DGIS, Seco, Sida, World Bank-IFC, DFAT
    Cumulative PIDG member funding$128.9m
    Total commitments by TA at 31 December 2020$44.5m to 233 TA Grants, $5.5m to 6 Capital Grants, $58.3m to 9 VGF Grants, $12m to 2 DevCo Grants
    2020 commitments$8.9m for 45 TA Grants, $4.8m for 5 Capital Grants, $17m for 2 VGF Grants, $5.5m to 1 DevCo Grant
  • DevCo

    DevCo provides advisory services to governments in the poorer (DAC I and II) countries to help them structure transactions that facilitate private sector participation in infrastructure projects.


    At a glance

    Established2003
    PIDG members currently fundingUK Aid , DGIS, Sida, World Bank-IFC; DevCo is funded directly, not through the PIDG Trust
    Cumulative PIDG member funding$91.1m
    Managed byIFC, a member of the World Bank Group
    Total commitments as at 31 Dec 2020$46.5m to 67 projects/mandates, including 37 that have reached financial close, 15 that have reached commercial close, 10 under active development, and 5 closed after completing Phase I or Post-Transaction work

    Expected development impact

    In 2019, DevCo committed $3.9m to a number of activities including 3 transaction advisory mandates, and 5 preliminary (phase 0) and post-transaction activities.

    The $46.7m cumulative commitment figure does not include commitments to projects that did not result in a closing. In addition PIDG is currently in the process of confirming the status of DevCo’s portfolio and will update these figures once the process is complete.