More than 10 years of EU-AITF involvement on the ground
Who we are
Established in 2007 by the European Commission and European Union Member States, the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund (EU-AITF) has since made a significant contribution to increase investment in infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa. It has done so by blending long term loans from participating financiers with grant resources from Donors.
The EU-AITF has approved 120 grant operations to date, in support of more than 85 different projects in its four sectors of activity. Read more…
What we can offer
The EU-AITF offers:
- Technical assistance in support of all project phases
- Interest rate subsidies to decrease the EU-AITF Financiers’ loan interest rates
- Investment Grants to finance project components or part of the investment
- Financial Instruments like guarantees, risk mitigation measures, equity or quasi-equity investments or participations
- Energy: geothermal, hydropower, biomass, solar and wind power plants, transmission lines, sustainable cooking fuels, etc.
- Transport: road and railway networks, ports, maritime and river routes, air transport, etc.
- Water: water supply, treatment and sanitation plants, etc.
- Information and communication technologies (ICT): submarine and terrestrial internet cables, satellite-based infrastructure, etc.
Key Eligibility Criteria
- Projects must contribute to economic development and trade, demonstrate African ownership and last, but not least, show a strong development impact by contributing to poverty reduction.
- Projects must be economically viable and have sustainable Operations & Maintenance plans.
- Projects must be financed by at least one member of the EU-AITF Project Financiers Group (PFG) and shall ideally be a candidate for PFG co-financing.