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Fund Management Services


Climate Finance Facility (CFF) 

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has established a new Climate Finance Facility (CFF) in collaboration with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) with an intention to increase climate related investment in the Southern African region by addressing market constraints and playing a catalytic role with a blended finance approach. 
The CFF is tasked with financing low-carbon and climate resilient infrastructure projects in partnership with private lenders to catalyse greater overall climate-related investment and will serve the four ZAR-based economies in the Southern African region including South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho and Eswatini.


Learn more at Climate Finance Facility



DBSA Project Preparation Fund  

The DBSA Project Preparation Fund provides funding for infrastructure projects in the transport, energy, ICT and water and sanitation sectors in South Africa, the SADC region and selected African countries.  The Fund provides assistance by creating an enabling environment that facilitates the implementation of infrastructure projects.  Funding is provided for pre-feasibility studies, bankable feasibility studies as well as assistance with costs to reach financial close.


Learn more at the fund comparison page

Infrastructure Investment Programme for South Africa (IIPSA)

The Infrastructure Investment Programme for South Africa (IIPSA) is a joint European Union and South African government initiative, administered by the DBSA that seeks to enhance sustainable economic growth and the delivery of key services affecting development in South Africa and in the SADC Region. IIPSA, provides funding for infrastructure projects in South Africa and the SADC region. SADC projects have to be a trans-border project involving two or more countries in the SADC region or a national project with a demonstrable regional impact on one or more countries in the SADC Region.
Learn more at Infrastructure Investment Programme for South Africa. Please note that IIPSA is no longer accepting applications.

SADC Project Preparation & Development Facility (PPDF)

The SADC Project Preparation and Development Facility (PPDF) a programme financed by the European Union and KFW that seeks to create a conducive investment environment by financing the preparation of infrastructure projects. The PPDF supports projects that enable regional integration and provides technical assistance for infrastructure project identification, preparation and feasibility studies with a view to making the projects bankable and attractive to investors.  The PPDF provides a grant facility to fund recipients for 95% of the required amount. A 5% monetary value of the grant is required from the recipient.

The funds are limited to projects within the SADC region that span over two or more SADC countries or if located in one country facilitate and promote regional integration. The sectors for which the fund is available include; Transport infrastructure, Energy generation and transmission, ICT, water and sanitation and tourism related infrastructure.
Learn more at the fund comparison page

Green Fund

The Green Fund is a unique, national fund that supports green initiatives.  The Fund’s objective is to assist the country’s transition to a low carbon, resource efficient and climate resilient development path in order to deliver high impact economic, environmental and social benefits. Assistance is provided to projects through grants (recoverable and non-recoverable), loans (concessional rates and terms) and equity.  The funding windows are green cities and towns, low carbon economy and environmental & natural resource management


More information on The Green Fund



SADC water fund

The SADC Regional Fund for Water Infrastructure and Basic Sanitation (Water Fund) is part of the SADC Regional (infrastructure) Development Fund (RDF), which is the main instrument of SADC for the social and economic development and integration of the SADC region. The SADC Water Fund is the key financing facility for the development and integration of the water sector in the region.
Objectives are to contribute to the improvement of the social-economic livelihoods of the population living in the SADC region through strengthening the coordinating function of SADC in Water Sector funding; creating an instrument to channel International Cooperating Partners (ICPs) contributions to the SADC Water Fund Sector; and improving the regional water and sanitation infrastructure.
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has been appointed as the Project Executing Agency.
For more information please see the SADC Water Fund website on the SADC portal or  contact us at


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