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Building Africa’s Prosperity
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  • Business team putting their hands together, top view

  • Business team putting their hands together, top view

Building Africa’s Prosperity

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

  • DBSA Launches Green Bond
    Midrand - The DBSA has announced the launch of its first green bond. The €200m bond was issued through a private placement with the French development finance institution, the Agence Française de Développement (AFD)....

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DBSA Project Preparation
The DBSA has made funding available for project preparation in the following sectors:
• Transport: including road, bridges, air, shipping, rail, ports, and border posts
• Energy: including generation, transmission and distribution
• Information and Communication Technologies
• Water and Sanitation. 

For more information, please see the page for fund comparison page

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

More information on the Pan African Capacity Building Programme

Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Accreditation of the DBSA as a GEF agency has placed the DBSA at the global arena in terms of providing financial assistance to environment and climate change projects..

More information on GEF

This unique national fund was established in 2012 to support green initiatives that contribute towards the transition of South Africa to a low carbon economy, resource efficient and climate resilient development pathway, delivering high impact economic, environmental and social benefits.
Request for Proposals: 05 March to 05 April 2018.
 Project Preparation & Development Facility
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 page for fund comparison page

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
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