InfraCo Africa is part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG)
PIDG’s purpose is to combat poverty in the poorest and most fragile countries through pioneering infrastructure – helping economies grow and changing people’s lives.
The Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) is an innovative infrastructure development and finance organisation delivering pioneering infrastructure in the poorest and most fragile countries in sub-Saharan Africa and south and south-east Asia to help economies grow and change people’s lives.
With over 16 years of experience and over $3bn of funding and commitments, PIDG plays a pathfinder role in order to address market failures. Operating at the frontier, be that through the lens of geographies, sectors, products or standards, PIDG addresses gaps in the international development architecture to support infrastructure provision that results in high development impact, which is critical to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
As an early proponent of blended finance, PIDG works collaboratively along the project life-cycle and across the capital structure. Leveraging its unique attributes, PIDG helps early-stage projects overcome financial, technical or environmental challenges, creating investment-ready, bankable, infrastructure opportunities as well as building local capability and capacity, while providing innovative financing solutions.
Since 2002, PIDG has supported 183 infrastructure projects to financial close, which are expected to provide an estimated 243 million people with access to new or improved infrastructure. PIDG is funded by six governments (the UK, Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, Sweden, Germany) and the IFC.