Is Infrastructure the Key to Africa’s Economic Transformation?

Volume
6,
Number
2
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21 March 2017
21 March 2017
It is widely recognised that infrastructure has a crucial and multi-faceted role to play in promoting sustainable development, particularly in the world’s poorest countries where the infrastructure gap is the largest. In light of the urgent need to bridge this shortfall for potentially tremendous...
21 March 2017
Bridges Africa met with Kalilou Traoré, the Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS) Commissioner for Industry and Private Sector Promotion Commissioner, it is widely recognised that the lack of infrastructure is one of the most significant structural constraints hindering the African...
21 March 2017
The role of infrastructure in economic development is widely recognised. How can the development of a more integrated transport infrastructure network support the achievement of the Sustainable development goals in Africa? Recently, the heads of the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and the IMF...
21 March 2017
How can Africa leverage the potential of cross-border infrastructure to address critical economic bottlenecks, boost regional integration and intra-African trade, and create employment for the continent’s growing population? Cross-border infrastructure (CBI) is a key prerequisite for the regional...
21 March 2017
Plunder or mutual gain? On the ever-growing scale of China’s investment in infrastructure in Africa. Africa is rich in natural resources and has enough people of working-age to drive the economy. However, despite swift progress in urbanisation, poor infrastructure is one of the key obstacles to its...
21 March 2017
In light of Africa’s current development challenges, how can sustainable and resilient infrastructure pave the way for the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals on the continent? The successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) depends heavily on...
21 March 2017
Germany Presents its “Marshall Plan with Africa” to AfDB Experts Gerd Müller, the German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, has presented in early March the “Marshall Plan with Africa” developed by his government at the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan. The plan constitutes...
21 March 2017
Building Inclusive Rules of Origin in the 21 st Century – ICTSD and IDB – March 2017 This report provides an analysis and evaluation of rules of origin (RoO) in the context of regional trade agreements (RTAs) and the multilateral system. To do so, it looks at the various sectoral approaches to RoO...