In addition to working with projects sponsors and developers, in some markets the AIF will work with the governments (national and subnational) to identify and develop project investments that are anchored in or aligned with economic or infrastructure master plans and/or other strategic policies and plans, and that meet our other selection criteria (see project sponsors).
For example, in The Gambia, where the AIF is initially rolling out, the AIF is working with the government to support the National Development Plan (2018-2022).
The AIF will do the same with the governments of African countries.
STRATEGIC MASTER PLANNING – Strategic Priority Area 5: Building our Infrastructure, of The Gambia’s National Development Plan (2018-2021) underpins the government’s commitment to build our infrastructure and provides the foundation to innovate a new paradigm for development.
To ensure sustainability, bankability and maximum development impact, AIF portfolio will be selected from priority investments that are deeply anchored in the strategic Master Plan that the AIF will develop. These Master Plans will seek to control and manage development through a strategic series of five-year development plans adopting an integrated eco-cities planning, economic engines of growth concept and job creation approach.
The selected investments would have to be financially, commercially and economically viable.