Quality Infrastructure

Africa's Cities - Opening Doors to the World

2018

Improving conditions for people and businesses in African cities by aggressively investing in infrastructure and reforming land markets is the key to accelerating economic growth, adding jobs, and improving competitiveness. 'Africa's Cities - Opening Doors to the World', published by the World Bank, argues that Africa’s rapidly expanding cities have a critical role to play in their countries’ economic growth, but notes that investment in African cities’ infrastructure, and their industrial and commercial structures, have not kept pace with urbanisation and population growth. To free African cities from the "low development trap", the report calls for coordinated infrastructure investment - interlinking housing, commercial and industrial development - alongside effective urban planning.


African Economic Outlook 2018

2018

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.


Infrastructure Financing Trends in Africa - 2016 Report

2017

The eighth edition of the ICA’s Annual Report - Infrastructure Financing Trends in Africa 2016 - examines current financial commitments and disbursements in support of Africa's infrastructure development, while also identifying n


Toward Smart and Integrated Infrastructure for Africa - an agenda for digitalisation, decarbonisation and mobility (Executive Summary)

2017

The focus of the 13th Annual Meeting of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA), which will take place in Rome, Italy on 19 & 20 October 2017 will be “Toward Smart and Integrated Infrastructure for Africa - an agenda f


Toward Smart and Integrated Infrastructure for Africa - an agenda for digitalisation, decarbonisation and mobility (Full Report)

2017

The focus of the 13th Annual Meeting of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA), which will take place in Rome, Italy on 19 & 20 October 2017 will be “Toward Smart and Integrated Infrastructure for Africa - an agenda f


Atlas of Africa Energy Resources

Report - 2017

The Atlas of Africa Energy Resources, developed by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), provides visual information on the challenges and opportunities to providing Africa’s population with access to reliable, affordable and modern energy services.


Building Quality Infrastructure for Africa's Development

Report - 2016

This background paper was commissioned by the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in preparation for the Annual Meeting of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA), which took place in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, on 21 and 22 November 2016.


POWER AFRICA | Annual Report

Report - 2014

The U.S. Presidential Initiative, Power Africa is a new model of American assistance – structured laterally across 12 different U.S. agencies, African governments, the private sector and key partners such as The African Development Bank. Power...


AfDB Report on Green Growth in Africa

2013

A new report, entitled, Towards  Green Growth in Africa was produced by the African Development Bank in 2012 – and unveiled at the Banks’ meeting in Morocco this spring (2013).  In this report, AfDB senior economists, climate change,...


Survey Results Show a Clear Need for Risk Mitigation Tools

PDF - 2013

Compelling new survey results indicate risk mitigation is needed to increase investment and access to finance in Africa.