The IP provides an approach to operationalizing the Country Action Agenda, possibly in a specific sector or subsector, by identifying and developing a set of implementable programs and projects, including their investment requirements, that can be presented to potential private and public investors.
IPs are by definition covering a short- to medium-term horizon, as investment opportunities and market conditions can vary quickly. During the lifespan of the AA, a series of IPs could be developed covering investment opportunities in specific areas.
The IP would generally present an investment thesis (e.g. mid-sized renewables, energy efficiency, or mini-grids), but it will not need to be a "bankable document", rather a conversation starter for a variety of investment opportunities that will provide prospective financiers just enough (relatively standardized) information to decide whether or not they might want to liaise with specific project and/or program sponsors to get some further detail on the opportunity.
While recognizing that the nature of the IPs require less standardization than the AA, the Africa Hub developed a guidance note to ensure some degree of comparability to help the mobilization of financing.
Available documents are available below and on the Country Pages.