The LLF’s Impact Committee regularly reviews proposals for projects in IsDB member countries that can benefit from the Fund’s unique concessional finance model.
Projects approved so far, for the first batch (2016) and second batch (2017) of funding were primarily in LDMCs in West Africa. Projects approved in the next three batches (2018-2020) have expanded the geographical coverage eastward (Middle East and Asia), as well as in new sub-Sahara African countries. The value of projects approved, by the LLF Impact Committee, has crossed the US$ 1.5 Billion mark in 2020, with a portfolio geared for high impact. These funds will be used to protect communities from the risk of infectious diseases and improve access to quality healthcare for all. Funds will help to increase access to clean water, and empower poor farmers and pastoralists to grow more food by developing the necessary basic infrastructure and integrated pastoralism.
As of today, the LLF portfolio represents 29 active projects in 22 countries organized into 35 operations.
The Least Developed Member Countries with LLF projects include Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Guinea, the Gambia, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Tajikistan, Togo, Chad, and Bangladesh. Four of the six eligible LMICs, including, Indonesia, Nigeria, Morocco and Pakistan, have LLF investments as well.