Our impact

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, 2.6 billion people do not have access to constant 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: 231 million people worldwide with improved access to infrastructure since 2002

$3.2bn
committed to infrastructure projects

$23
For every $1 of PIDG member funding, projects we have supported have mobilised $23

2002
PIDG established to address a series of market failures

$33.7bn
mobilised from Private Sector Investors and Development Finance Institutions since 2002

50%
commitments in FCAS
$3bn
PIDG funding base

40+ countries
countries have PIDG supported projects

170 projects
have reached financial close

231m
people with access to new or improved infrastructure

45%
commitments support energy projects

240,373
long-term jobs created

95
projects have become commercially operational

61%
support to renewable energy projects in 2017

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 2017

In 2017, PIDG committed $487m to projects, facilitating $2.5bn of additional investment, benefiting more than 9 million people in some of the world’s lowest-income countries.

Annual Review 2017

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. 

Explore the database

Our projects: Making an impact throughout our regions

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