Multinational - Support to Sustainable Financing of Regional Infrastructure and Industrial Projects in SADC (AFDB-P-Z1-KE0-025)

  • Africa
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Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 20, 2019
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
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  • Industry and Trade
  • Infrastructure
  • Mining
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 2.08 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Sep 10, 2020

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the Support to Sustainable Financing of Regional Infrastructure and Industrial Projects in SADC is designed to support the sustainable financing of regional infrastructure and industrial projects. This contributes to the deepening of regional integration through the increase in the number of regional projects. It is in line with the regional integration and development programme of Southern African Development Community (SADC) which is guided by the revised Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP), covering the duration 2015 to 2020. The project is expected to: (i) increase number of priority regional infrastructure projects prepared to reach financial close (ii) enhance the capacity of SADC Countries to prepare and implement regional infrastructure projects (iii) increase in value addition within SADC in copper and cobalt mining. The project has three main components, namely: (a) Operationalisation of the SADC Regional Development Fund and development of Financial Instruments for resource mobilization; (b) Development of regional value chains in selected mining sectors and (c) Identification, categorization, and development of priority projects from SADC RIDMP.

The objective of the project is to support sustainable financing of regional infrastructure and industrial projects in the SADC Region. The specific objectives include: (i) establishment of financing mechanism for regional projects including financial instruments, (ii) prioritising and developing of regional infrastructure projects, (iii) development of regional value chains in the mining subsectors of copper and cobalt, and (iv) capacity building in development of infrastructure and industrial project.

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