In principle, any Financial Institution located in Africa is eligible to
partake under the Program. The AfDB reserves the right, however, to exclude
requests if country risk ratings preclude the processing of an investment
proposal due to the high risk rating. Furthermore, since the Programme seeks to
reach as many as possible countries on the continent, if and once a financial
institution has received support under the Program, priority may be given to
financial institutions in other countries that have not yet been covered.