According to bank documents, the proposed MRC Programmatic Platform Middle East & Africa (MPP MEA) was designed to operationalize the framework for how IFC’s and WB’s interventions complement each other to support Mortgage Refinancing Companies (MRCs) across the MEA region and promote housing sector development. The investment component of the Platform consists of up to US$20 million in equity/quasi-equity in selected MRCs; and up to US$150 million in debt/bond participations. The team will request support from the IDA PSW including up to US$90 million from the Local Currency Facility (LCF), and up to US$5 million from the Blended Finance Facility (BFF). Through the $95 million financing IDA PSW will support a total project costs estimated to reach $500 million. For non-PSW eligible countries, other BF support could be tapped such as climate funds. The MPP MEA will request delegated authority from the Board to process investment.
Total Estimated Project Cost: Up to US$ 170.0 million
(i) Up to US$20.0 million straight equity or self-liquidating preferred instrument in 2 waves. In the initial wave, investments in the 5 most advanced MRC candidates for a total amount to up to US$10.0 million, supported by IDA PSW BFF which will co-invest with IFC, followed by a second wave of up to US$10.0 million covering investments in subsequent MRCs.
(ii) Up to US$150.0 million liquidity facility to support the MRCs bond issuance programs and other debt needs, to be supported by $90.0 million investment from IDA PSW LCF in order to provide local currency solutions to MRCs’ financing.
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