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Sectors

PPIAF supports a range of eligible infrastructure sectors: ICT, transport, water & sanitation, and power. Click below to learn more about PPIAF’s focus in each sector.

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ICT

For the last 15 years, PPIAF has provided technical assistance to developing countries in support of regulatory and policy reforms; regulators; universal access to information infrastructure by mobilizing and leveraging private sector investments; ICT applications to enhance public administration and private sector development and shared infrastructure.

Information and telecommunication technologies (ICT) and their applications have significant economic impacts on growth and development....

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Transport

Efficient transport is a vital component of economic development, globally and nationally. Transport availability affects global development patterns and can be a boost or a barrier to economic growth within individual nations.

Based on the challenges for developing countries, sustainable solutions are needed, as well as a more effective dissemination of existing knowledge and good practices from other regions.  These countries also lack the efficient professional capacity to deliver...

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Water & Sanitation

Since inception PPIAF has supported a number of activities that have helped increase access to water services in rural and peri-urban communities. Experience has shown that insufficient resources, management inefficiencies, and a lack of access to market financing mechanisms act as a severe constraint on the expansion of water supply systems. PPIAF and its Sub-National Technical Assistance (SNTA) program can help reduce these constraints by assisting private operators and public utilities...

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Power

Increasing access to electricity can have a major impact on poverty reduction and sustainable development because it impacts the operations of many other sectors. Improved access to electricity can reduce poverty by: fostering productivity and production of value-added goods; increasing productive hours beyond daylight, allowing for increased study or business hours; improving access to communications in rural areas; improving healthcare by enabling refrigeration of mediation and access to...

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