The Development Bank of South Africa

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Development Bank of South Africa

The Development Bank of South Africa is one of the leading African Development Finance Institutions, solely-owned by the South African government. Their mandate is to promote economic growth and regional integration for sustainable development projects and programmes in South Africa, SADC and the broader Sub Saharan Africa. The institution offers; planning, project preparation, programme development, fund management, financing, climate financing, build & maintenance, moonshot initiatives, and infrastructure fund. Their focus areas include; local government support, energy, Information & Communications Technology, Transport, Water & Sanitation, Education, and Health.

The DBSA is an active member of the International Development Finance Club (IDFC), which is a network of 26 leading national, regional and international development banks. These institutions all share the same vision of promoting low-carbon and climate-resilient futures and work together to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) and the Paris Climate Agreement agendas. They are accredited to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), which is the world’s largest dedicated fund that aids developing countries with the transition processes of reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing their ability to respond to climate change. They are also an accredited National Project Agency for the Global Environmental Facility (GEF).

Their mission is to advance the development impact in the specific regions through expanding access to development finance, and effectively integrating and implementing sustainable developmental solutions.

The DBSA’s purpose is to accelerate sustainable socio-economic development, and improve the quality of life of the people of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and, the African continent as a whole, by driving financial and non-financial investments in the social and economic infrastructure sectors.

• Social infrastructure – infrastructure aimed at addressing backlogs and expediting the delivery of essential social services to support sustainable living conditions and a better quality of life within communities; and

• Economic infrastructure – infrastructure aimed at addressing capacity restrictions and bottlenecks to optimise economic growth potential and support regional integration.

Work of the Development Bank of South Africa supports efforts of civil society, governments, regional and international institutions to collaborate to support the common goal of creating integrated growth strategies, that are sustainable and that promotes equitable well-being. Their strategic intention is to transition towards a renewed and inclusive economy and society that embodies resilience, regeneration and surpasses current trajectories. The institution aims to be the transformative change needed to realise a prosperous, integrated and resource-efficient continent, as well as to intentionally create opportunities that influence change in the distribution of opportunities and promote gender equality.

For assistance and more information on the DBSA and other funding networks – Contact DTC

Development Bank of South Africa