Africa's GDP growth is projected to accelerate to 4.0 percent in 2019 and 4.1 percent in 2020 - but improved macroeconomic and employment outcomes require industry to lead growth, according to the 2019 African Economic Outlook report. Published annually since 2003, the African Development Bank’s flagship report provides headline numbers on Africa’s economic performance and outlook.
Financing Africa's infrastructure development is the special theme of the 2018 edition of the African Development Bank's "African Economic Outlook". The report highlights that Africa's infrastructure needs amount to $130–$170 billion a year, with a financing gap of $68–$108 billion. Flagging up that institutional investors manage more than $100 trillion in assets globally, the report suggests that just a small fraction of the excess global savings and low-yield resources would be enough to plug Africa’s financing gap, and finance productive and profitable infrastructure.
Toward Smart and Integrated Infrastructure for Africa - an agenda for digitalisation, decarbonisation and mobility (Executive Summary)
Toward Smart and Integrated Infrastructure for Africa - an agenda for digitalisation, decarbonisation and mobility (Full Report)
Assessment of African Infrastructure Project Preparation Facilities - lessons learned and best practice
Report - 2015
This study, commissioned by the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa, provides a detailed assessment of African Project Preparation Facilities (PPFs).
Report - 2015
This study, commissioned by the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa, assesses the current and past contributions of African Sub-Regional Development Banks (SRDBs) to infrastructure development in Africa.
Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA): Interconnecting, integrating and transforming a continent
Executive Summary - 2012
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...
Report - 2011
This ICA report provides an overview of power pools in Africa as of end 2010, including the most recent key data and relevant information. The report covers current infrastructure and institutional status in addition to key investment trends.
Overview & Full Report - 2010
The Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic (AICD) is a comprehensive knowledge program commissioned by the ICA to improve understanding of Africa's infrastructure situation. The AICD assists policymakers in setting priorities for current...