Africa Project Development Facility (APDF)

Service de promotion et de développement des investissements en Afrique

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History

Apr 1986, as a project development facility of International Finance Corporation (IFC) with African Development Bank (ADB) as regional sponsor. Founded on approval by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under Project Number RAF/85/022 and 90/002. Replaced by Private Enterprise Partnership for Africa (PEP-Africa).

Aims

Assist African entrepreneurs to screen and, if appropriate, to formulate project ideas into business plans and to obtain local or foreign financing for their projects; provide guidance and make available to entrepreneurs consultancy, technical and managerial services in order to prepare and implement a project until it is fully operational; assist African entrepreneurs with the management, design and implementation of a management information system, human resource development and team building; help African entrepreneurs to find local or foreign project partners for equity financing and/or technical cooperation and to advise private foreign investors and financial institutions on the identification of investment opportunities and/or local partners in Africa; be a catalyst in the privatization process of public enterprises by assisting African entrepreneurs who are acquiring local parastatals and enhance the African consultancy capacity to prepare projects for entrepreneurs by the use of local professionals as investment officers and local consultants on short term assignments; provide post financing support in the form of business education, counseling, and training programs.

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Activities

Normally supports projects with investment costs between US$ 250,000 and 70 million, but also considers smaller projects depending on the economic conditions in the entrepreneur's country and the socio-economic impact the project might have in that country; identifies sources of debt and equity financing and helps negotiate reasonable terms for financing; advises foreign investors and financial institutions seeking investment opportunities or local partners in sub-Saharan Africa, brings parties together and helps them negotiate equitable terms; provides short term services in organizational development, human resource development, production planning, controls, finance and accounting, sales and marketing and information systems.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 16 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 0 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Social Activity
    • Self Employed
  • Information
    • Expertise
  • Commerce
    • Finance
    • Investment
    • Business Enterprises
    • Property
  • Management
    • Management
  • Technology
    • Technical
  • Development
    • Development
  • Solidarity
    • Cooperation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

F2082

Last News Received

2006
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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