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Inquiries and applications may be addressed to:
Private Sector Department,
African Development Bank
B.P. 1387, Abidjan 01,
Tel: (225) 20 20 40 57
The AfDB provides financing for projects that involve the establishment, expansion, diversification, and/or modernization of production facilities in a variety of sectors, including energy, manufacturing, agribusiness, transport, infrastructure, extractive industries, banking and finance and other service industries. To date, most of the private sector projects have focused on financial services, manufacturing and infrastructure. The recipients of such assistance are both private entities as well as eligible public entities not requiring sovereign guarantees.
The African Development usually provides private sector lines of credit to commercial banks for on lending to the private sector and particularly in their respective countries. This is part of the Bank’s broader promotion of the development of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The AfDB also contributes to investment funds targeted to SME development and smaller scale infrastructure projects.
In addition, the AfDB develops through its Private Sector Window, specific programs for SMEs, which provide a critical mass of technical and financial assistance instruments.
Develop an executive summary of the project, including the project description, the sponsors, cost estimates, financing plan, key technical and environmental features, feasibility indicators, business climate and market prospect, and implementation plan.
If the Bank decides that your project meets their requirements, you will be asked to submit a full proposal, which must include a feasibility study, business plan, and environmental impact assessment (depending on the nature of the project).