The African continent and in particular Southern Africa has prioritiSed infrastructure development as a key in unlocking the regions social and economic potential.This bright idea however requires a strong injection of Infrastructure finance. One institution spearheading these efforts is Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA).
DBSA is a state owned entity assigned with the purpose of accelerating sustainable socio-economic development and improve the quality of life of the people of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) by driving financial and non-financial investments in the social and economic infrastructure sectors.
The vision is therefore the creation of a prosperous and integrated region, progressively free of poverty and dependence.The mission is to advance the development impact in the region by expanding access to development finance and effectively integrating and implementing sustainable development solutions.
DBSA’s product bouquet is therefore divided into accelerating infrastructure delivery, finance, fund management, project implementation support, infrastructure investment programme for South Africa and DBSA online project preparation application.
Accelerating infrastructure delivery focuses on asset management and project planning, supply chain planning and contracting support as well as contract management of implementing or principle agents. Finance category is tasked with looking into loans, equity investments, co funding,grants and development outlay. Fund management is about enhancing sustainable economic growth and delivery of key services.
Development Bank of Southern Africa can be contacted through its website.