Established in 1999, PPIAF is a multi-donor technical assistance facility financed by 11 multilateral and bilateral donors and housed inside the World Bank Group. PPIAF is the only global facility dedicated to strengthening the policy, regulatory and institutional underpinnings of private sector investment in infrastructure in emerging markets and developing countries. While many initiatives focus on developing infrastructure projects with private sector participation, PPIAF sets the stage to make this possible. By building institutions, reducing policy, regulatory and institutional risks, and building the capacity of counterparties, this foundation allows governments to generate a pipeline of bankable projects. PPIAF’s focus turns hundreds of thousands in grant financing into hundreds of millions in infrastructure investment.
PPIAF accepts technical assistance grant proposals that are in line with its mandate to support the priority areas identified in the PPIAF strategy. Assistance grants can fall under technical assistance or production of knowledge materials.