Areas of Focus

To achieve its objective of fostering private sector development, within the framework of promoting sustainable economic growth and reducing poverty, the Bank’s Private Sector Operations give priority to infrastructure-related projects (especially those involving Public-Private Partnerships) and to the reinforcement of the financial sector. It also supports programs designed to help the development of SMEs and Industries and Services projects. Moreover, the Bank is fostering trade finance across the continent.

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In 2016, total Bank approvals for private sector operations amounted to UA 1.93 billion, 24 percent higher than in 2015. The interventions in 2016 — co-financing, syndication, and strategic partnerships—have strengthened its capacity to leverage and crowd-in third-party investors. They also lifted the ratio of private co-financing to Bank financing to 6:1, against the target of 5:1.