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The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) was established as the first company within the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG). Managed by Ninety One, we provide long-term commercial debt to deliver inclusive and impactful infrastructure projects in Africa. 

Our Impact

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Total investment of US$23,526.2 million
23,704 permanent jobs created
34,650 short-term jobs created
84 completed projects
Benefitting 147.7 million people
Private sector commitment in 2020 of US$1.279 billion

Axian Telecom

Pan-Africa
Pan-Africa
Digital communications infrastructure
Digital communications infrastructure
Overall: US$420 million
EAIF: US$20 million
EAIF

Côte d’Ivoire clean energy hydro plant is first by an independent power producer

Cote D’Ivoire
Cote D’Ivoire
Power
Power
Overall: €174 million
EAIF: €25 million

Cameroon gets 420MW clean, green renewable energy boost

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

Sectors we work in

Social infrastructure - Housing
Social infrastructure - Housing
Power
Power
Digital communications infrastructure
Digital communications infrastructure
Water, sewage and sanitation
Water, sewage and sanitation
Manufacturing: inputs to infrastructure
Manufacturing: inputs to infrastructure
Gas transportation, distribution and storage
Gas transportation, distribution and storage
Transportation
Transportation
Agriculture-supporting infrastructure
Agriculture-supporting infrastructure
Mining and upstream gas
Mining and upstream gas

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

Kigali PPP Docuseries

Martijn Proos featured in a docuseries which reviewed EAIF and Metito’s Kigali Bulk Water Supply Project in Rwanda. Martijn attributed the project’s success to the accommodating legal and regulatory framework created by the Rwandan government, as well as to the US$6.25 million PIDG Technical Assistance provided in Viability Gap Funding, which was “an essential part… Read more »

African Business Magazine: Should private companies play a role in Africa’s water sector?

Tom Collins reported on the potential for private investment to close Africa’s water infrastructure supply gap. In the article, Martijn Proos said it was important that African governments create the right legal and regulatory frameworks to enable more water PPPs on the continent. He expressed his optimism that we will witness more private sector participation… Read more »

Uxolo: Singrobo-Ahouaty: A small hydro IPP ripple effect in sub-Saharan Africa?

Paromita Chatterjee featured in an article by Clara Amorim, a reporter at Uxolo, on the feasibility for scaling hydropower IPPs in sub-Saharan Africa. Paromita explained the success of the Singrobo-Ahouaty project in detail, including how they allayed hydrology, currency, political and payment risk. She also advocated small, run-of-river hydropower projects as a way to provide… Read more »

Our funders

 

The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) was established as the first company within the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG). Managed by Ninety One, we provide long-term commercial debt to deliver inclusive and impactful infrastructure projects in Africa. 

Biomass financing by EAIF to deliver 46MW renewable energy plant in Cote D’Ivoire

“EAIF rapidly moving towards green energy loan portfolio of 1000MW” The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund – a Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company – announced on 10th June that it is lending €30 million to support the construction of a new €232 million, 46MW, biomass power station in Cote D’Ivoire. Located at Ayebo, 100km east… Read more »