Project profile — Support to the Global Infrastructure Facility

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Support to the Global Infrastructure Facility - Overview
IBRD Trust Funds - World Bank (XM-DAC-44001)
2015-03-25 - 2018-03-31
Country / region • Europe, regional (10.00%)
• Africa, regional (30.00%)
• America, regional (30.00%)
• Asia, regional (30.00%)
Sector • Water And Sanitation
Water sector policy and administrative management (14010) (20.00%)
• Transport And Storage
Transport policy and administrative management (21010) (20.00%)
• Communication
Communications policy and administrative management (22010) (20.00%)
• Energy Generation, Distribution And Efficiency - General
Energy policy and administrative management (23110) (20.00%)
• Banking And Financial Services
Financial policy and administrative management (24010) (10.00%)
• Business And Other Services
Business support services and institutions (25010) (10.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Trade development (significant objective)
• Climate change mitigation (significant objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Urban issues (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


This grant is Canada’s contribution to the Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF), a World Bank initiative that aims to address massive infrastructure gaps (estimated at $1 trillion per year through 2020) in emerging markets and developing countries by facilitating the preparation and structuring of complex infrastructure public-private partnerships (PPPs) to mobilize private sector and institutional investor capital. The GIF is a unique partnership platform that offers governments, multilateral development banks, private sector investors and financiers a new way to collaborate on complex infrastructure projects that no single institution could do on its own, with a focus in emerging markets and developing economies. During the three-year pilot phase, GIF activities include support on regulatory reform, market structure, and project identification and appraisal through securing financing and credit arrangements. The GIF provides technical assistance and support for investment; assists with project preparation; and work to catalyze private sector investment in strategic infrastructure projects.

Expected results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) smarter financing that is more focused on evidence-based, high-impact “best buys” (RMNCAH, health systems, multi-sectoral); (2) scaled up financing from domestic and external sources; (3) more sustainable financing that enables countries to transition in equitable and efficient ways; and (4) improved capacity to track progress, particularly through civil registration and vital statistics systems.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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Global Affairs Canada
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