Financing private infrastructure projects
Adequate access to energy, water, telecoms, and transport infrastructure is a basic service to the population. It is also indispensable for economic growth and a sustainable private sector.
BIO focuses mostly on renewable energy investments (solar, hydro, wind). This allows for improved and cheaper access to energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. BIO supports both on-grid and off-grid projects. It offers long maturity financing that is adapted to the projects' repayment capacity.
For large projects BIO follows the lead of sizeable development
finance institutions. For smaller projects (up to 20MW) BIO takes the
Apart from providing capital and debt, BIO also offers grants for feasibility and technical studies.
All projects must be executed in good cooperation with the local communities and must comply with high environmental and social standards.