Infrastructure is fundamental to progress. PIDG works across the spectrum of the infrastructure development process based on local market needs, catalysing private sector participation and creating development impact.
It might be the power that allows people to use an electric stove instead of charcoal – or the power that provides access to the internet and allows communities to school their children. It could be the roads and ferries that get local farmers and their produce to market – or the clean water that keeps them and their families healthy. All of these things are enabled by infrastructure.
PIDG operates in the poorest and most fragile countries, where 2 billion people live on less than $3.20 per day, and 753m people live on less than $1.90 per day. In these countries, 1.1 billion people lack access to electricity, 2.4 billion people lack access to basic sanitation and almost 800 million people lack access to clean water. In some of the African countries where PIDG operates, infrastructure constraints are estimated to cut productivity by around 40%, severely affecting competitiveness and limiting opportunities for people to have jobs to lift them out of poverty.
It is in all of our interests to leave no one behind and to ensure a fair opportunity for all, now and for the future. Our projects are chosen to maximise development impact. In selecting our projects, we consider a range of indicators, including those reflecting different aspects of inclusion, such as infrastructure service access; employment creation; export-earning potential; climate change, gender and disability. Whilst not all of these factors will be present in each and every project, on a portfolio basis they should be represented in depth.
What PIDG does matters. PIDG changes lives.
Meeting the SDGs
Investment in, implementation of, and provision of financing or support to infrastructure is critical to achievement of the SDGs. Our strategy contributes to this in several ways.Meeting the SDGs
PIDG in action: 209 million people worldwide with improved access to infrastructure since 2002
PIDG established to address a series of market failures
committed to infrastructure projects
mobilised from Private Sector Investors and DFIs since 2002
commitments in FCAS
have PIDG supported projects
have reached financial close
people with access to new or improved infrastructure
commitments support energy projects
long-term jobs created
projects have become commercially operational
Where we operate
We operate at the frontier where other organisations cannot or will not yet go. We focus on frontier markets, with our focus predominantly on sub-Saharan Africa and south and south-east Asia.Where we operate
Annual Review 2020
Read about PIDG's successes.Annual Review 2020
Results Monitoring Database
The PIDG Results Monitoring Database is an online information source that provides the user with quick access to up-to-date predicted and actual development impact data from every PIDG-supported project.
It has advanced functions for selecting and aggregating data, performing customised queries, downloading data and creating graphs. The data is updated quarterly, sixty days after quarter end.
Our projects: Making an impact throughout our regionsView all
Classic Fashion, Jordan
From refugees to workers: transforming lives for Syrian women refugees through safe employment
Salima Solar, Malawi
Starting the journey to solar power
Improving the safety and reliability of power and electricity among the lower income population of Karachi.
Funding the construction of environmentally-friendly accommodation for 5,000 students in Nairobi.
Kikagati Cross border hydropower generation, Uganda
EAIF provided secured long term USD debt to Kikagati HPP - the first cross border hydropower project between Uganda and Tanzania on the Kagera river
Ba Lai Water Supply (Phase I), Vietnam
Development of a 5,000 m3/day water treatment plant for retail distribution.
Rural Electrification Services, Myanmar
Development of a hybrid mini-grid using the Anchor-Business Community Model.
Bonergie solar powered irrigation, Senegal
Expanding access to solar powered irrigation technology