Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA): Interconnecting, integrating and transforming a continent
The 12th Assembly of Heads of State and Government adopted Declaration Assembly/AU/Decl.1 (XII) requesting that the African Union Commission (AUC) establish the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA). PIDA was officially launched in Kampala, Uganda, in July 2010.
This Executive Note consolidates PIDA outcomes and summarizes what Africa needs to do to capitalize on its momentum and reach its potential — act boldly by investing in its regional infrastructure.
Africa’s leading continental organizations, including the AUC, NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), have worked for years to address the infrastructure deficit. In addition, the G20 Infrastructure Action Plan, the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA), the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund and the Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic all highlight the importance of regional infrastructure for Africa’s growth.
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