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)
Nexus trade-offs and strategies for addressing the water, agriculture and energy security nexus in Africa
Report - 2013
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Report - 2013
The International Energy Agency Wind Power Technology Roadmap 2013 Edition recognizes the very significant progress made since the first edition was published in 2009. The technology continues to improve rapidly, and costs of generation...
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PDF - 2013
Compelling new survey results indicate risk mitigation is needed to increase investment and access to finance in Africa.