Developing local supply chain

PIDG uses locally sourced labour, goods and services – collectively referred to as ‘local content’ – helping to build business capacity and supplier networks in the countries where it operates

PIDG can generate significant development impact for communities in the countries where it works beyond the direct and indirect benefits of the resulting infrastructure service itself by creating employment opportunities, promoting local enterprises and developing capacity and resilience in supply chains.

Local procurement can contribute to enterprise and workforce development through capacity building and the transfer of technology and skills. Such capacity development might enhance technical and financial expertise, operational strength or organisational stability. This is done through substantive technical assistance or as a result of increased expectations which lead to improvements in quality standards, labour conditions or occupational health and safety practices.

As part of their regular reporting PIDG companies provide detailed information on the nature, value and providers of their main supplies of goods and services. Domestic suppliers typically provide core inputs such as building materials, electrical services or civic works to the construction of infrastructure. Specialised consulting, technical and operations and maintenance services may also be sourced locally.

"Local electricians and labourers are trained and employed to set up Redavia’s innovative solar farm and mini-grid which provide renewable power to rural areas. The company is also training Tanzanians to manage similar solar installations across the country."

Redavia, Shitunguru, Tanzania

InfraCo Africa

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Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2016