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    The Asia Pacific Investment Facility (APIF) is an EU regional blending facility that promotes long-term sustainable and socially inclusive economic growth in the region.

    Financed under NDICI – Global Europe, APIF aims to mobilise additional investment for key infrastructure projects in Asia and the Pacific. The facility aligns with the objectives of the Multi-annual Regional Indicative Programme for Asia and Pacific 2021-2027.

      APIF is the successor of the sub-regional investment facilities Asia Investment Facility (AIF), Investment Facility for Central Asia (IFCA) and the Investment Facility for the Pacific (IFP).

    How it works

    APIF supports investments that contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The facility prioritises projects that address climate change, with a special focus on:

    • the Green Deal,
    • decent jobs and growth, and
    • digital transition.

    The facility pools grant resources from the EU budget to leverage financing from the EIB, partnering financial institutions and public and private investors.

    APIF can support clients with:

    • investment grants,
    • technical assistance,
    • financial instruments, such as debt, equity and guarantees.

    What is eligible

    APIF can support projects that contribute to any of the following areas:

    • Transport and urban sustainable transport
    • Energy
    • Environment
    • Social infrastructure
    • Development of the private sector/small businesses (SMEs)
    • Gender equality
    • Digitalisation
    • Covid-related support

      The facility is available for those countries of Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East eligible for support from NDICI.

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    How to get support

    Contact the EIB Information Desk for enquiries regarding the financing facilities, activity, organisation and objectives of the EIB.

    European Union

    NDICI – Global Europe

    The Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument – Global Europe is the EU’s external financing instrument for the eradication of poverty and a more sustainable, prosperous, peaceful and stable world. NDICI – Global Europe covers the EU’s cooperation with all third countries, except for the pre-accession beneficiaries and overseas territories.

    EIB Global

    For more than 50 years, the EIB has been the European Union’s international development bank. Our key investments across the world help create stability, promote sustainable growth and fight climate change everywhere.

    What is blending?

    Blending involves the strategic use of a limited amount of grant resources to catalyse additional financing for development projects. Grants are often combined with loans, equity, beneficiary resources or other forms of financing, with the aim of de-risking projects and making them bankable. Blending allows partners to get the most out of their grant resources and enhance their overall development impact.

    Our blending facilities

    The European Investment Bank carries out global blending operations through four regional investment facilities and other thematic blending funds.