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Principles of Project Finance, 2nd Edition by E. R. Yescombe

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Chapter 15

Public-Sector Financial Support

This chapter covers financial support to projects from Contracting Authorities or other government entities in the Host Country. Cross-border support provided by ECAs and DFIs is discussed in Chapter 16.

Some form of indirect public-sector financial support is found in many projects (§15.2), but this chapter deals with direct financial support in various ways (§15.3), through public-sector loans (§15.4–§15.9), grants (§15.10–§15.13), debt guarantees (§15.14–§15.14) and revenue support (§15.18–0), as well as the use of a public-sector Project Company (§15.20).

A government may also set up a guarantee fund, to provide investors and lenders with more certainty that there will be funds available to meet ...

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