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  • South Africa


Development Bank of Southern Africa
Headquartered in: South Africa
1258 Lever Road, Headway Hill, Midrand
Johannesburg 1685 Tel: +27 11 313 3911 Fax: +27 11 313 3086
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) based in South Africa, is a national entity, specifically a development finance institution, with a mandate to finance both private and public sector activities at national and regional levels in Africa. DBSA provides sustainable infrastructure project preparation, finance and implementation support in order to improve the population’s quality of life, accelerating the sustainable reduction of poverty and inequity, and promoting broad-based economic growth and regional economic integration. DBSA primarily focuses on the water, energy, transport, and information and communication technology sectors. It offers secondary services at the local level in the health, education and housing sectors. Its environment and climate change portfolio for the financial year 2014/2015 was worth approximately US$ 530 million and included renewable energy, energy efficiency, biodiversity and sustainable land management projects. DBSA in partnership with the national environmental affairs department has established and manages a special fund as a national mechanism that aims to provide catalytic finance to facilitate investment in high-impact and sustainable green initiatives in the country in which it is based, as well as to support poverty reduction and job creation. DBSA sought accreditation in order to support the GCF in acting as a key contributor to innovative and risk-sharing approaches in projects that contribute towards low-carbon and climate-resilient development.

entity profile

  • Entity Type:
    • direct (national)
    • direct (regional)
    • international
  • Size:
    • micro
    • small
    • medium
    • large
  • Fiduciary Standards:
    • basic
    • project mgt
    • grant award
    • on-lending/blending
      Loans , Equity , Guarantees
  • Environmental and Social Risk Category:
    • Category C
    • Category B
    • Category A


Primary Contact
Mr. Olympus Manthata Head, Climate Finance
  • Tel +27 11 313 5238
  • Email
Secondary Contact
Mr. Muhammed Sayed Climate Change Specialist, Climate Finance
  • Tel +27 11 313 5240
  • Email
Document title
Published date
Gender action plan FP106_DBSA_Nigeria 03 May 2019
Gender assessment FP106_DBSA_Nigeria 03 May 2019
Approved funding proposal FP106 - DBSA - South Africa 21 Mar 2019
ESS report FP106 - DBSA - South Africa 01 Feb 2019
Gender action plan FP098 - DBSA - Multiple Countries 10 Jan 2019
Gender assessment FP098 - DBSA - Multiple Countries 10 Jan 2019
Approved funding proposal FP098 - DBSA - South Africa & Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Region 28 Nov 2018
ESS report FP098 - DBSA - Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Eswatini 27 Sep 2018
Approved Project Preparation Funding application Waste Management Flagship Programme 30 Aug 2018
Approved readiness proposal Lesotho | DBSA | NDA Strengthening and Country Programming 06 Mar 2018
Approved Project Preparation Funding application Public and Private Sector Energy Efficiency Programme (PPSEEP) 18 Jan 2018
Concept note Credit Enhancement Mechanism for Non-Sovereign Backed Power Purchase Agreements (“PPAs”) 03 Nov 2017
Gender action plan FP029 - DBSA - South Africa 06 Jun 2017
Gender assessment FP029 - DBSA - South Africa 06 Jun 2017
Approved funding proposal FP029 - DBSA - South Africa 22 Mar 2017
ESS report FP029 - DBSA - South Africa 30 Nov 2016
Concept note Commercialisation of Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) Energy Assets 09 Nov 2016
Accreditation Master Agreement DBSA 26 Sep 2016
Concept note South African Green Fund 30 Aug 2016
DBSA - GCF Board Decision on Accreditation - B.12 29 Jul 2016
Accredited Entity nomination DBSA - South Africa 17 Jun 2016
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