|Approval Date||28 Oct 2020|
|Planned Completion Date||01 Jan 2024|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||01 Jan 2024|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||24030|
The Industrialization and Financial Sector Support Project (PAISF) is based on a long-term approach aimed at transforming Madagascar's industrial sector and positioning it as the main driver of growth and creation of decent jobs for the most vulnerable population, particularly women and young graduates. The PAISF is complementary with the Bank's other projects in the country. In particular, the PAISF is a continuation of the of the Investment Promotion Support Project (PAPI) and will carry out priority activities that could not be implemented under the latter. It is an institutional support operation to help build a robust industrial sector that can create decent jobs, especially for the most marginalized groups of the population, namely women and young people, as well as address the country's vulnerability by strengthening its resilience. The PAISF has two (2) operational components, namely: (i) development of industrialization; and (ii) development of an enabling financial sector for industrialization. The third component relates to project management. The project total cost is estimated at UA 12.08 million.
The project’s objective is to create conditions that would attract private investment in Madagascar's manufacturing sector, particularly in areas where the country has comparative advantages (textiles, food processing, etc.).In particular, the project will aim to accelerate the development of Industrial Emergence Zones that will capitalize on Madagascar's comparative advantages, develop regional value chains, and attract international investors. The project will also support regional industrialization on the Ghanaian model of "one factory, one district" so that industrial development is inclusive throughout the country. In addition, it will facilitate the establishment of a long-term sustainable public-private partnership (PPP) fund to involve the private sector in the development of transformative infrastructure. Finally, the National Industrial Development Fund (FNDI) will provide financial assistance to Madagascar’s SMEs while supporting their integration into industrial value chains.
The main project beneficiaries are:(i) Madagascar as a whole, through building the institutional capacity of structures responsible for industrial development and private investment promotion, including structures in charge of PPPs; (ii) enterprises (small and medium-sized), which will benefit from an institutional framework that is more conducive to investment and provides broader access to financing; (iv) women and young entrepreneurs, who will receive support from the FNDI; (v) the entire population of Madagascar, who will be the indirect final beneficiaries of the positive impacts of industrial development, attraction of private investment in transformative infrastructure, the creation of decent jobs, and improvement of the quality of life of the population.
African Development Fund
|Last Update||16 May 2021|