Project Preparation and Development Unit (PPDU)
The PPDU is responsible for:
preparing and developing regional integration infrastructure projects in ECOWAS Member States;
management of a dedicated infrastructure fund for preparation of the projects;
promotion of public/private partnerships in investment financing and project management in ECOWAS;
discharging such other tasks as may be assigned to it by its governance organs
Identify, select and prioritize regional integration infrastructure projects in consultation with the ECOWAS Commission, Member States and the private sector;
Mobilise the resources required for preparation and development of infrastructure projects;
Undertake the studies and activities required for preparation and development of infrastructure projects with a view to making the projects bankable;
Create a more attractive climate for regional infrastructure projects financing and investment;
Manage the Infrastructure Funds, and all the other Funds placed at its disposal;
Serve as regional focal point for capacity-building of similar structures in ECOWAS Member States;
Negotiate and conclude cooperation and/or partnership agreements with regional and sub-regional institutions in the area of infrastructure project preparation and development.
Monitor and evaluate the implementation of projects it supports.