Many governments in Africa are now recognizing that the development of Halal economies as an engine of socio-economic development and growth is an effective means of diversifying and strengthening their economies. As Halal increasingly becomes a world-wide market phenomenon, specialist market information and expertise becomes an important factor for the development of a viable Halal economy and successful positioning in this fast-developing international market sector. This Department, which operates under the supervision of the Vice President-Infrastructure and Halal Economy supports and advises African Governments, Public and Private sector entities and industry players in Africa on the development of Halal Economy, Public-Private Partnerships, Renewable energy, Water and sanitation, ICT, Transport, Urban Development and Services and Islamic project financing.