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How we work

We offer loan financing and grants for infrastructure in the Pacific and Timor-Leste.

How we work

Sitting within Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the AIFFP engages with Pacific partners, public and private sectors, to identify and enable quality infrastructure.

Our team works with Pacific governments to plan, assess and finance significant projects, leveraging an AUD1.5 billion loan financing fund and an AUD500 million grant pool.

Sovereign loans attract interest commensurate with multilateral development bank rates.

Loan financing is also available to the private sector for transformational infrastructure projects. These loans are priced at market.

Each project is rigorously assessed and the AIFFP works closely with project proponents to ensure they comply with DFAT’s values and guidelines.

Our operations and assessment criteria are guided by the Design Document available here.


We're led by a team of experts.

The AIFFP is led by a team of experts within the Office of the Pacific in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, working hand in hand with Australian diplomats across the Pacific and Timor-Leste.

Supported by Australia's resources and contribution in the region, we lead by example and deliver on the rigour Australian infrastructure is renowned for.