Project profile — Support to the Global Infrastructure Facility


Humanity & Inclusion Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-2889147401)
2015-03-25 -
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (30.00%)
• America, regional (30.00%)
• Asia, regional (30.00%)
• Europe, regional (10.00%)


• 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 (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


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.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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