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Infrastructure Development Fund

Every country needs roads, ports, railways, sanitation, energy and communication systems in order to prosper and provide a decent standard of living for their population.

The Infrastructure Development Fund (IDF) was established in 2002 by the Dutch government and FMO to support private investments in infrastructure. These basic services often lead to direct and immediate improvements in people’s quality of life. Infrastructure is also a means to fulfill wider objectives such as growth, employment, empowerment and poverty reduction.

Investment focus

IDF is aimed at creating reliable infrastructure in many sectors, including energy, transport, ports, agribusiness, water, environment and social infrastructure. It follows an inclusive approach, financing companies that serve people living at the base of the pyramid. A second focus theme of the fund is climate mitigation. The fund has an official climate marker, indicating that it contributes to the climate goals set by the Dutch Government.

Financing possibilities

IDF financing is available for:

  • Long-term financing for large infrastructure projects
  • Loans of up to €10 million – in euros, US$ or local currencies
  • Minority shares in equity investments
  • Investments in dedicated infrastructure investment funds
  • Early stage equity for new project development