Infrastructure Financing

The United States and China have different philosophies towards supporting Africa's infrastructure development. China adopts a more state-led approach, spearheaded by state-owned enterprises and policy banks. The US is more willing to let private companies and the market take the lead on commercial development, while the US government itself puts more emphasis on the continent’s capacity building and governance challenges. But can the two countries join forces and cooperate to advance Africa's development?


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


Journal of Africa paper on infrastructure financing trends in Africa and the implications for Japan

2017

The Spring 2017 edition of the influential ‘Journal of Africa’, produced by the Africa Society of Japan, carries a paper written by the ICA Secretariat about infrastructure financing trends in Africa and the possible implications for Japan’s support for the continent’s infrastructure development.


Financing Africa’s infrastructure deficit: From development banking to long-term investing

2016

Infrastructure development in Africa, and the reduction of its massive infrastructure deficit, has been constrained by limited domestic resources and a reliance on overseas development assistance. While there has been useful progress in relation to the development of public-private partnerships, little attention has been paid to the appropriate structure of financing of infrastructure investment in Africa. This paper, from the Brookings Institution, studies the appropriate financing structure of infrastructure investment and financing in Africa.


Infrastructure Financing Trends in Africa – 2015 Report

Report - 2016

The ICA’s annual publication about infrastructure financing trends (the seventh in the series) identifies how resources are being mobilised to make an impact on Africa’s infrastructure development.


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).


Assessment of African Sub-Regional Development Banks’ contribution to infrastructure development

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.


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