The Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (IPPF) is a multi-donor trust fund managed by the African Development Bank (AfDB) on behalf of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).
NEPAD-IPPF supports the development of regional and continental infrastructure with grants to Regional African Member Countries (RMCs) of the AfDB, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and African infrastructure-related institutions to prepare high-quality regional and continental infrastructure projects in the energy, trans-boundary water resource, transport and ICT sectors.
NEPAD-IPPF funds targeted project preparation studies and technical advisory services at various stages in the development of multi-country infrastructure projects - prefeasibility, cost-benefit analysis, environmental and social sustainability, project definition, detailed design, pricing, marketing, and downstream financing, including the design of public-private partnership arrangements. Priority is given to preparatory activities with a high probability of generating viable regional infrastructure projects that can secure downstream financing from public and private sources.
The studies and activities funded by NEPAD-IPPF have helped catalyze millions of dollars in downstream financing from public and private sources, to build critical infrastructure on the continent.