Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), provide guarantees, loans and technical support to help to mitigate the risks posed by private sector projects with large sunk costs, including infrastructure projects. They typically invest in public/private-sector projects in higher-risk, less developed countries where commercial investment is difficult to obtain.
The aim of this review is to assess the developmental impact of this DFI activity in the infrastructure sector. Specifically, whether DFI engagement is able to leverage additional private sector infrastructure investment and, if so, the extent to which this creates positive development outcomes.
This protocol describes the background to the review and the methods used.
Spratt, S.; Cirera, X.; Ryan-Collins, L.; Wells, J. Protocol - What is the evidence of the impact of DFI support (including PIDG support) for PPI, on economic growth and poverty reduction? What conclusions can be drawn from this evidence to help DFIs better target their investment to maximise their impact on economic growth and poverty reduction? EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London, London, UK (2011) 25 pp.