GlobalDF co-creates the “Benchmark for Investing in African Infrastructure Project Development”
Given the urgent need to mobilize finance for the development of bankable projects, a benchmark has been created on key industry project development practices and requirements that underpin the development of investable medium to large infrastructure projects focused on Africa. GlobalDF Executive Director Dr. Samuels co-authored with Africainvestor CEO Hubert Danso the report “2018 Benchmark for Investing in African Infrastructure Project Development: Institutional Investment and Commercial Project Development in Africa.”
The Benchmark for Investing in African Infrastructure Project Development (I4PD Benchmark) was designed to provide a global economic comparative benchmark of key industry project development practices and requirements that underpin the development of investable medium to large infrastructure projects focused on Africa. Armed with these insights, public and private sector decision makers can accelerate the mobilization of private capital to increase the development and number of investable African infrastructure projects. Moreover, these insights can empower public decision makers to create “engines” for scaling up investable infrastructure projects in Africa, creating “infrastructure-enabling environments” that crowd in and incentivize project developers to build pipelines of investable African infrastructure projects. To illustrate the specific project development challenges and requirements, the I4PD Benchmark covers the entire project development process for infrastructure projects from the inception of the project concept to financial close, covering project development efficiency, impediments to project development, project development costs, project development funding, project developer compensation, and infrastructure development impact (economic, sustainability, social impact and local stakeholder inclusion). To access the report, click here.