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Welcome to The Development Bank of Southern Africa

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) was established in 1983 to perform a broad economic development function within the homeland constitutional dispensation that prevailed at the time.
More information on The DBSA as an Organisation





What's New at DBSA

    Following the outstanding delivery of its development and financial results amidst challenges in the operational environment, the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) won three awards at the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professiona...

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DBSA – USTDA Infrastructure Cooperation

The cooperation agreement between the DBSA and U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) allows for the acceleration of large scale infrastructure projects in the power, transport and ICT sectors across Sub Saharan Africa through project preparation grant/capital funding and other funding mechanisms.

More information on the USTDA
DBSA Project Preparation 
The DBSA has made funding available for project preparation in the following sectors:
• Transport
• Information and Communication Technologies
• Water and Sanitation.

More information on DBSA Project Preparation​      
PPDF is financed by the European Union and KFW. The aim of the PPDF is to assist SADC to address the implementation of the SADC Regional Infrastructure Development Master Plan.

For more information, please see the PPDF website at

This unique, new national fund supports green initiatives to help South Africa’s transition to a low carbon, resource efficient and climate resilient development path, delivering high-impact economic, environmental and social benefits.

More information on The Green Fund 

The main purpose of the IIPSA funding is to enhance sustainable economic growth and the delivery of key services affecting development in South Africa and in the SADC Region.

More information on IIPSA

 The PACBP is a partnership initiative of the DBSA, the IDC, and the AFD. The partnership initiative was initiated in 2008, and operations..

More information on the Pan African Capacity Building Programme

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