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Partnership For Investment And Growth In Africa
Partnership for Investment & Growth in Africa (PIGA) is a new partnership of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s Department for International Development (DFID), China – Africa Development Fund (CADF), China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and the International Trade Centre (ITC). Under this new partnership, DFID, CADF, CCPIT and ITC will deliver a project together to develop export-oriented
manufacturing in Africa by helping companies overcome constraints on export success.Africa has experienced high and sustained growth in the past decade. Despite this progress, poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa has been limited and many countries are yet to undergo the process of structural transformation characterized by shift from low- to high-productivity activities. In order to achieve this transition to higher productivity and more inclusive growth, Africa needs manufacturing and agricultural investments anchored in export markets.
China’s large and growing importance as a trading partner and investor in Africa presents a major opportunity to help address these needs. However, significant barriers exist such as inadequate market information, weak supply-side capacity, trouble overcoming regulatory barriers within the region and overseas, and obtaining access to finance, both for investment capital and to underwrite trade.
Under PIGA, DFID, CADF,CCPIT and ITC will work together to address these barriers and maximize local development benefit, including creation of more, better and including creation of more , better and inclusive jobs in four pilot countries namely, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Zambia.   
 
 
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