UK’s Department for International Development (DFID)

February 23, 2017

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) supports countries in emerging and low income markets to develop their economies though enhancing their infrastructure and creating jobs. They recently published a new economic development strategy which places emphasis on infrastructure, energy, urban development and the role of private finance (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-to-boost-jobs-and-trade-for-worlds-poorest-countries).

DFID are currently looking to set up new infrastructure advisory facilities in Zambia, Uganda and Burma. These facilities will work closely with governments, local municipalities, investors and other stakeholders to deliver reforms in the infrastructure, energy and urban development space, and bring forward more investable projects, including PPPs.  They will initially be dedicated to each country and be locally based.  DFID are currently running supplier engagement events for entities interested in operating these advisory facilities, with the next event in Zambia on 14th March.

For more information about the programme and supplier opportunities, access the DFID supplier portal (https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/) using reference 7761, 7892 or 7898.

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