Technical Assistance Facility of International Municipal Investment Fund

United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)


The IMIF Technical Assistance Facility, managed by UNCDF, will provide urban investment opportunities with early-stage capital to assist with project development and preparation and policy and regulatory reform. It will focus largely on providing direct support to municipalities in developing countries.

Assistance Criteria

  • The project or program has to be additive to and a priority of the municipality public portfolio.
  • The project or program has to be financially responsible and not add unproductive debt to the municipal.
  • The project will have to have been approved by the municipal council and part of the local development plan.



IMIF TAF operates at two levels. First a project preparation and second at project investment through a private investment fund manager. Amounts and limits are still under design. IMIF TAF facility is currently in the pilot phase.

Support Type

  • Grants
  • Loans
  • Guarantees
  • Concessional Loans
  • Equity
  • Technical Assistance


Project Stage

  • Local Government Capacity Building
  • Concept/design/scoping
  • Pre-feasibility
  • Feasibility


  • Renewable Energy
  • Water, Sanitation, and Waste
  • Transportation/Mobility
  • Urban Public and Green Space
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Land Use and Nature-based Solutions
  • Adaptation and Resilience
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