PPIAF’s mandate is to support the legal and regulatory environment conducive to private sector participation in infrastructure in developing countries. Monitoring and evaluating results is an important element of PPIAF’s work because it ensures that projects are effective, efficient, relevant, and timely. Elements of successful projects can be replicated across other initiatives, and donors receive reports on what’s working best. PPIAF pursues the assessment of results and the monitoring of progress with great seriousness because we expect that the activities that we fund enhance developing countries’ capacity to increase the availability of and access to higher quality infrastructure services for their citizens, especially the poor.
PPIAF’s overall Results Framework is anchored in the Theory of Change, based on an understanding of the conditions required to close the infrastructure gap.
The PPIAF results chain illustrates the different outputs and a series of intermediate outcomes that need to be achived in order to improve access and quality of infrastructure services through private sector participation. This shows how PPIAF systematically measures and tracks the results (consisting of outputs, outcomes, and impacts) of its activities.
Results obtained so far show that PPIAF’s technical assistance has resulted in many different kinds of positive outcomes, including specific laws, regulations, institutions, and in some cases, infrastructure projects. All of these outcomes show that PPIAF is achieving its mission and objective to help developing country governments improve the quality of their infrastructure through private sector involvement. By doing this, PPIAF is helping removing obstacles to private sector investment and establishing the foundations necessary to give confidence to private investors to invest in a specific country. For further information on PPIAF’s results, see our impact stories below.