OUR IMPACT

OUR IMPACT

GuarantCo’s vision is to become a centre of excellence
for local currency credit solutions for infrastructure finance
in lower income countries thereby assisting with the alleviation of poverty.

OUR IMPACT

OUR IMPACT

GuarantCo’s vision is to become a centre of excellence
for local currency credit solutions for infrastructure finance
in lower income countries thereby assisting with the alleviation of poverty.

OUR IMPACT

OUR IMPACT

GuarantCo’s vision is to become a centre of excellence
for local currency credit solutions for infrastructure finance
in lower income countries thereby assisting with the alleviation of poverty.

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Delivering impact since 2005

Access to basic, reliable infrastructure is essential for human development and a critical driver of economic growth and competitiveness. Overcoming the infrastructural challenges in Africa and Asia requires capital. Since our inception in 2005, GuarantCo has actively worked to provide credit solutions for infrastructure projects and developing local capital markets to improve quality of people’s lives in lower income countries in Africa and Asia.

transactions in 22 countries

USD billion investments enabled

million people with improved access to infrastructure

thousand jobs created

Since GuarantCo was established in 2005, source: PIDG Annual Review 2019

Delivering impact through transactions

Through our guarantees for loans and bonds, GuarantCo provides improved access to infrastructure services such as more reliable and affordable energy supply, water and sanitation services, better roads and affordable housing.

Delivering impact through capital market development

GuarantCo’s mission has a unique focus on local currency financing and capital market development. Infrastructure is mostly local and to finance sustainable infrastructure projects, local currency funding is essential.

Especially during volatile times, reducing the currency risks for infrastructure transactions, better protects our partners against market risks beyond their control. Therefore, domestic sources of sustainable finance are needed. GuarantCo catalyses long-term domestic funding and enables local and international bond markets.

Delivering impact through PIDG Technical Assistance grants

PIDG Technical Assistance (TA) plays a central role in enabling GuarantCo and its clients to enhance the impact of our transactions. GuarantCo works closely with TA to secure grant funding to enhance the development impact around the projects that we support and countries we work in.

Contributing to meeting PIDG’s impact goals

Working collaboratively along the project life-cycle and across the capital structure, PIDG leverages its unique attributes to help early-stage projects overcome financial, technical or environmental challenges creating investment-ready, bankable infrastructure opportunities, as well as building local capability and capacity, while providing innovative financing solutions.

At GuarantCo, we ensure that we align with PIDG’s strategic priorities and focus on projects that offer: Scale, Replicability, Affordability and Transformation, as well as the programmatic themes. We use PIDG’s Theory of Change to derive GuarantCo’s ultimate impact on the wider community and system. ‘Together with PIDG, GuarantCo has a range of tools including the scorecard, the Results Measurement Sheet and evaluations to ensure that it meets PIDG’s impact objectives and its additionality. We always strive to maximise our development impact while ensuring that priorities such as gender equality, women’s empowerment and climate change are reflected in depth across our portfolio.

For more information: https://www.pidg.org/our-impact/