GlobalDF provides input on how to accelerate infrastructure development in Africa 

GlobalDF provides input on how to accelerate infrastructure development in Africa

GlobalDF Executive Director Dr. Barbara Samuels served as an expert member of the 2020 OECD high-level technical meetings organized by the OECD Development Centre and the Africa Center for Economic Transformation providing input into the publication “Quality Infrastructure in 21st Century Africa: Prioritising, Accelerating and Scaling Up in the Context of PIDA (2021-30).”  As explained in the paper’s forward, Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo requested a technical investigation into why African governments are increasingly turning to emerging economies, notably China, for large infrastructure projects, with the more compact timeframes that their policy banks and contractors offer, compared with Africa’s mainstream development partners. This report is a response to that challenge. Dr. Samuels authored the Annex 1 in the report “Developing a professional project finance community in Africa.”

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GlobalDF Spotlight

GlobalDF develops Compendium of Private Sector Proposals for Addis Ababa FfD Conference

In support of the business steering committee of Financing for Development (FfD), GlobalDF facilitated the preparation of the Business Sector Steering Committee’s proposals to UN Member States.

GlobalDF sets forth country finance solutions at the Addis Ababa FfD Conference

In collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Swedish government, and the Mexican Government, GlobalDF convened the side event “The New Financing Framework for Sustainable Development: How to Create Investment Opportunities at Scale?”

GlobalDF develops the World Bank’s City Creditworthiness Self-Assessment & PlanningToolkit

Given the need for cities to access finance, GlobalDF was engaged by the World Bank with support from the Rockefeller Foundation to develop an assessment and planning tool for local governments to improve their creditworthiness.

GlobalDF co-creates “Unlocking Actions to Mobilize Institutional Investment in Africa Infrastructure”

Given the urgent need to mobilize institutional investment in Africa’s infrastructure, the report sets forth critical unlocking actions that can be implemented immediately by institutional investors and host governments.

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 in Africa, unlocking actions have been benchmarked by GlobalDF based on surveys of project developers and investors.

GlobalDF advises G-20 leadership at the UN

Given the need for more effective infrastructure for development, GlobalDF presented recommendations to the Saudi leadership at the 2019 G20 Development Working Group Workshop.

Tools & Partners

Government-Investor Networks (GINs)

INFRADEV: Mitigating the Risks of Infrastructure Investment

Excel Tool to Assess Financial Needs

Short-Hand Tool to Assess Project Funding Sources

Training Modules for Financing Projects

Processes for Developing Bankable Project Pipelines

Finance Roadmaps for Climate Projects