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
This protocol describes the background to the review and the methods
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.