Private Infrastructure Development Group
Technical Assistance Facility
Project Data Last Updated: 29/05/2019
IATI Identifier: XM-DAC-47086-TAF
The Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) is a pool of funding within the PIDG Trust to assist PIDG companies to support capacity building and to help scope out potential investment opportunities. TAF achieves its goals by helping PIDG companies and clients to evaluate, develop and/or implement risk mitigation, financial and regulatory mechanisms, standards, systems and procedures essential to raising funds in the capital markets. This enables developing countries to make a strong and positive contribution to growth and poverty reduction. Through the issuance of technical assistance grants, and through the provision of advisors, training, secondments and workshops, TAF provides mechanisms for delivering short-term and medium-term projects of technical assistance and capacity building. TAF is also able to provide VGF support, which is designed to make projects that are economically viable over the long term, commercially viable for investors Equipment and other capital expenditures are not normally eligible for support under TAF. TAF supports activities and interventions mainly in the public sector, but is also able to support private sector activities where inputs relate to achieving TAF objectives;Objectives
The key specific objectives of the TAF is to: a. Build capacity in both the public and private sector in order to facilitate the aims of the PIDG. b. Facilitate private investment and mobilise additional resources directed towards the implementation of initiatives sponsored by the PIDG Facilities. c. Promote better co-ordination in the delivery of technical assistance associated with projects sponsored by the PIDG Facilities. d. Enhance inclusion and other social development opportunities associated with projects supported by the PIDG Facilities. e. Provide post-transaction support for projects supported by the PIDG Facilities. f. Strengthen environmental sustainability of PIDG supported projects. g. Promote development or improvement of capital market systems in selected countries or regions. h. Facilitate affordability by the poor of infrastructure services provided on a commercially viable basis. ;
- Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) through Technical Assistance Facility (TAF)
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