CONTACT US

  eaif@ninetyone.com

  

The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund is managed by Ninety One. EAIF is part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group, which is a multi-donor organisation with members from seven countries and the World Bank Group.

What we've achieved

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Total investment of US$20.082 billion
22,325 permanent jobs created
26,065 short-term jobs created
75 completed projects
Benefitting 141.5 million people
Private sector commitment in 2018 of US$1.218 billion
  • Contributing to political and economic stability
  • Helping eliminate poverty
  • Mobilising private sector capital
  • Stimulating economic progress
  • Attracting foreign direct investment
  • Encouraging small business creation
  • Supporting enterprising owners and managers
  • Creating lasting jobs
  • Building the essentials of sustainable progress

Cameroon gets 420MW clean, green renewable energy boost

Cameroon
Cameroon
Overall: €1.26 billion
EAIF: €50 million

Energy without borders – clean, renewable energy for Uganda and Tanzania

Tanzania
Tanzania
Uganda
Uganda
Energy Generation, Transmission & Supply
Energy Generation, Transmission & Supply
EAIF: USD 27 million

EAIF backs second Nigeria plant for Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals

Nigeria
Nigeria
Energy Generation, Transmission & Supply
Energy Generation, Transmission & Supply
Overall: USD 1.1 billion
EAIF: USD 35 million

Sectors we work in

Affordable Housing
Affordable Housing
Energy Generation, Transmission & Supply
Energy Generation, Transmission & Supply
Telecoms & Digital
Telecoms & Digital
Water & Waste Services
Water & Waste Services
Infrastructure Components & Equipment
Infrastructure Components & Equipment
Gas Transport, Storage & Supply
Gas Transport, Storage & Supply
Transport
Transport
Agribusiness
Agribusiness
Mining
Mining

Applying for project support

If you are looking for debt finance for an infrastructure project in sub-Saharan Africa please talk to us.

EAIF mainly supports private sector infrastructure projects to create new or expand existing facilities. We welcome enquiries from companies in Africa and worldwide that want to grow their businesses in sub-Saharan Africa and share our commitment to the continent and its peoples. Enquiries are also welcome from  financial advisers and specialist consultants.

Latest news

Proparco and Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund partner to finance the first biomass plant with grid injection in Africa

During the visit to Côte d’Ivoire by Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Proparco and the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) have closed a 165M EUR project finance deal and 13M EUR grant to secure the financing of Biovea project in Ivory Coast, which will be the first biomass… Read more »

Growing Africa’s attractiveness to private investors in infrastructure is fundamental to recovery from COVID and tackling climate change

7th June 2021 – RenewAfrica, a leading publication covering intelligence on Africa’s renewable energy transition, today publishes a blog by Martijn Proos, a Director at Ninety One. In the blog, he looks at how the EAIF business model works and how the model can help Africa recover from COVID and contribute to managing climate change.

Housing a continent

In a special report on affordable housing in Africa, coordinated by AFFORD UK, New African magazine looked at the work of  EAIF and other PIDG companies. You can read the article here; https://newafricanmagazine.com/25921/  To read the whole report visit Housing a Continent

Our funders

 

EAIF is funded by the governments of the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Switzerland, and Sweden. It raises its debt capital from public and private sources, including Allianz, the global insurance and financial services company; Standard Chartered Bank; the African Development Bank; the German development finance institution, KFW, and FMO, the Dutch development bank.

International Women’s Day: Choose to Challenge Gender Bias and Inequalities

By Wendy Mlotshwa Wendy Mlotshwa MSc BSc is an Environmental, Social and Governance analyst at the Cape Town offices of Ninety One, the managers of the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF). In this article she looks at how PIDG and EAIF promote female empowerment in numerous aspects of infrastructure finance, construction and operation. Gender inequality… Read more »