The GIF’s unique business model goes beyond traditional project preparation facilities. We address the lack of bankable infrastructure projects in emerging markets by providing funding and advisory technical support to governments and multilateral development banks on how to select, design, structure, and bring to market sustainable, quality bankable infrastructure projects, through a range of products that assist our clients throughout all phases of the project cycle.  

In addition to individual projects, we support programmatic approaches that can be replicated and scaled. We also encourage standardization of contracts to facilitate the aggregation of multiple underlying assets; an important consideration for institutional investors. And, we combine funding with an agile, hands-on team of experts, to complement and expand the capacity of our implementing partners and beneficiary countries.

Our global portfolio supports projects across economic infrastructure sectors—including energy, transport, water, sewage and sanitation, municipal solid waste, information and communications technology—as well as social infrastructure such as healthcare and educational facilities. Within these economic infrastructure sectors, the GIF also focuses on cross-cutting thematic areas, including climate-smart and connectivity & Integration. The GIF also adheres to a robust selection criterion to ensure that best practices and high standards are observed in the projects we support. 

Our strong partnerships are the cornerstone of the GIF’s work. Together with our donors, other development finance institutions, country governments, and the experience of private sector investors and financiers, we are able to leverage our collective knowledge and resources to find solutions to sustainable infrastructure financing challenges.  It is through the GIF’s  Advisory Council that we are able to function as a global collaboration platform, comprised of our Funding Partners, Technical Partners, Advisory Partners, and Beneficiary Partners. The Advisory Council has been bi-annually convening for its Advisory Council Meetings since April of 2015.

Read the GIF's Brochure here: Building sustainable, quality infrastructure investments in emerging markets.

WHEN CAN WE SUPPORT

 

ENABLING ENVIRONMENT

The enabling environment includes the policy, regulatory and institutional frameworks that facilitate private investment in infrastructure.

INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING & PIPELINE IDENTIFICATION

Infrastructure planning involves examining the types of infrastructure assets that are necessary to achieve the government’s goals. A pipeline of potential infrastructure investments are identified.

PROJECT DEFINITION, STRUCTURING & PROCUREMENT

The GIF offers a flexible suite of products for infrastructure project and program design, preparation, appraisal, structuring, and transaction management support of products that support our client governments and multilateral development bank partners from earliest concept through to financial closing. 

PRIORITIZATION

FEASIBILITY, DESIGN, APPRAISAL

CONTRACT DEVELOPMENT & TENDERING

COMMERCIAL & FINANCIAL CLOSING

FINANCING & CREDIT ENHANCEMENT

To reach financial close, financing arrangements need to be in place that may include both public and private investment and/or credit enhancements. The GIF is currently designing a downstream financing window that will support this stage.

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