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Increased responsible private sector participation in sustainable infrastructure in poorer developing countries through increased flows of private capital & expertise.This will benefit an additional 105.1 million people by the end of 2015.
To increase Tanzania’s infrastructure for trade in three ways (i) Co-financing the Dar Port expansion together with the World Bank and Tanzania Port Authority will double port capacity and enable Tanzania’s entire trade volume to increase by two thirds. (ii) Project preparation funding for six more major regional transport projects are expected to catalyse up to £600m of concessional development finance. (iii) Launching a new approach to Public-Private Partnerships will improve infrastructure in municipal areas and build capacity for larger PPP’s in the future.The programme is expected to reduce the costs of doing business in Tanzania, contributing to growth, more jobs and lower poverty. The short-term beneficiaries will be users such as traders, logistics providers and public citizens. International business including from the UK will benefit from better access to trade with the region.In the medium to long run, a significant increase in employment is expected from indirect effects.
DFID supports two components of the programme, the Multi Donor Trust Fund II (MDTF II) and the Sub-National Technical Assistance Programme (SNTA). The MDTFII works with governments to improve the enabling environment to support great private sector investment in infrastructure. The Subnational Technical Assistance Programme (SNTA) helps sub-national authorities access market-based financing, without sovereign guarantees by a) providing financial and legal technical assistance to help structure and finance infrastructure projects and b) strengthening their creditworthiness (credit rating) so they are able to raise funds to fund their own infrastructure needs.
To improve the business environment in Zimbabwe by providing the private sector with 1) increased access to finance by engaging in financial infrastructure support 2) capacity development for micro and small enterprises using a value chain approach 3) improved regulation of the PPP sector by supporting public-private-partnerships and 4) a more vibrant public private dialogue process. This will benefit the Zimbabwean private sector overall by improving the business environment and investment climate. This contributes towards our MDGs by stimulating economic growth and will result in 1) business advocacy support in the completion of at least 4 dialogue sessions (resulting in an additional 2 new /amended laws or regulations in Zimbabwe); 2)the arrangement of a cumulative $2.5m worth of financing for Zimbabwean SMME’s; and 3)ensure that the business climate reforms that are undertaken as a part of the BEEP are sustainable by building the capacity of key public and private stakeholders.
To support inclusive economic development in Afghanistan through improvement in the investment climate, including (i) strengthening legal and regulatory frameworks, investor protection, investment risk-sharing instruments and access to land; (ii) building partnerships and dialogue between the private sector and government; (iii) advocacy for the role of private sector in economic development; and (iv) increasing women’s access to capital, assets and business services.