2018: GlobalDF continued its work as: (1) technical advisor for infrastructure development, risk mitigation, and finance (for the African Union's implementation agency NEPAD, the City Climate Finance Leadership Alliance set up by the United Nations Secretary General); (2) developer of on-line toolkits scaling capacities for development and finance (PIDA Job Creation Toolkit, World Bank City Creditworthiness Assessment and Planning Toolkit & Water Creditworthiness Initiative Creditworthiness and Planning Toolkit); and (3) advocacy for practical steps to mobilize the private sector for development, authoring reports and speaking at key investment forums. Three activities are detailed below.
- Technical partner for the on-line PIDA Job Creation Toolkit. Conducted for the NEPAD Agency with the support of the German government, the objective is to increase the capacity of African Project Owners, host governments, development partners, and the private sector to maximize the number and quality of jobs created from African infrastructure projects.
- GlobalDF has continued its advocacy work in support of practical technical actions that are required to build pipelines of investable infrastructure projects and achieve sustainable development, encompassing policies, project preparation, risk mitigation, finance, training, and performance metrics.