|July 18, 2006|
Infrastructure Project Guide for Africa
|A guide to infrastructure project preparation facilities in Africa has been produced by the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA), and funded by a grant from the Private-Public Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF). |
The guide is intended to help project sponsors prepare infrastructure projects by providing, in one place, basic information on the function of facilities designed to help with "project preparation activities", and on how to access technical assistance funding and services.
Many special purpose facilities supporting the preparation of infrastructure projects in Africa have been set up by bilateral and multilateral donors to help improve the flow of 'bankable' projects. Most facilities are only able to provide support to a specific part of the project preparation lifecycle. It is therefore common for an organisation preparing a project to have to seek funding from several sources. To date, there has been no single source of information that identifies these facilities, sets out what each of them does, and indicates how their resources and services can be accessed.
The Guide only considers project preparation facilities which are able to provide support to projects in Africa. The infrastructure sectors considered are energy, water and sanitation, information and communication technology (ICT) and transport.
There are four main steps in using the guide:
To read the guide, click here (PDF).