Project-related technical assistance contributes to improving the quality of lending operations throughout the project cycle and enhancing their development impact.
Technical assistance operations aim to:
- enhance project quality and success rate;
- increase the efficiency and sustainability;
- complement other financial products
In accordance with the strategic thrust of the Investment Facility, technical assistance operations mainly focus on:
- financial sector operations, notably microfinance support and SME lending;
- infrastructure undertakings, notably in the water and wastewater sectors, ICT, transport and energy sectors.
|Investment facility (Cotonou)||ACPs & OCTs||2008-2013||Up to EUR 40.15 m|
|2014-2020||Up to EUR 95 m|
The Republic of South Africa is not eligible. Funds can be provided as interest rate subsidies, one-off grants or insurance premiums.
Technical assistance for regional infrastructure projects in Sub-Saharan Africa is available through the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund.
Technical assistance for micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa is available through the following initiatives:
- Technical Assistance Programme in East Africa to support the development of micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda.
- In the Southern African region and more specifically in Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Botswana and Namibia, the EIB has put in place a number of facilities to cover the financial needs of micro, small and medium sized enterprises. For more information see the Southern Africa Microfinance / Small Medium Enterprise Funds.