Friday, November 13, 2009

Africa's Infrastructure Challenge

The IBRD and World Bank released a report entitled "Africa's Infrastructure: A Time for Transformation", estimating that the cost of addressing Africa's infrastructure challenge is $93bn per year, one third of which is for maintenance alone.

Other main findings are that infrastructure has been responsible for more than half of Africa's recent improved growth performance, that infrastructure networks are lagging behind other developing countries, that infrastructure services in Africa are twice as expensive as elsewhere, and that infrastructure in Africa is mainly financed by central governments.

For more findings and well-researched discussions read the full report here.

H/T: Polity
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