Our Purpose

InfraCo Africa seeks to alleviate poverty by mobilising private sector expertise and finance to develop high quality infrastructure projects in sub-Saharan Africa.

A challenge and an opportunity

Infrastructure development is capital intensive and dependent on foreign direct investment in emerging markets. Africa’s annual infrastructure funding needs have been estimated to exceed US$120bn, a cost that can’t be met solely by the public sector. However, projects struggle to mobilise sufficient private sector investment, particularly during the earliest stages of development when resource, regulatory frameworks and commerciality might be unproven.

InfraCo Africa can help

We provide funding and expertise to projects at their earliest stage, enabling them to grow from an initial concept to a bankable investment opportunity. We can work with projects directly where they already have an experienced lead developer, or we can provide on-the-ground project development expertise through our own developer teams. We can also provide equity to fund the construction of pioneering projects or for innovative infrastructure businesses that need to scale-up and demonstrate commercial viability to attract further investment.

Our involvement reduces the risks and costs associated with early stage project development, ensures international standards are met, and facilitates private sector investment.

Our Funding

InfraCo Africa receives funding, through PIDG’s publicly funded trust, from governments in the UK (DFID), the Netherlands (DGIS) and Switzerland (SECO). To date, we have received US$171 million in funding. We were established and operate as a private limited company which is registered in England and Wales.

Our Team

We have teams of experienced professionals who have the skills needed to develop projects into high quality, sustainable investment opportunities.

Our Board

Although InfraCo Africa is publicly funded, we operate as a private company and are governed by a Board of industry leaders.

Our management team

InfraCo Africa and its projects adhere to the highest governance, health, safety, environmental and social standards.

Our co-dev team

If an experienced developer is already leading an infrastructure project, then we can provide additional early-stage risk capital as well as experienced oversight and support.

Our Developers

We often develop projects in countries that may not have sufficient local resource. One way of addressing this is by providing experienced developers to work on our behalf.

Join our team

Our success depends on people. If you have the skills or experiences that we need then let us know.

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