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.
The latest edition of the UNCTAD flagship Economic Development in Africa Report takes aim at the preconceived notion that migration from Africa harms rather than helps the continent. Titled 'Migration for Structural Transformation', the 2018 report argues that migration benefits both origin and destination countries across Africa, and suggests that African migration can play a key role in the structural transformation of the continent’s economies. Pointing out that, contrary to some perceptions, most migration in Africa today is taking place within the continent, the report argues that this intra-African migration is an essential ingredient for deeper regional and continental integration.
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)
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.
Nexus trade-offs and strategies for addressing the water, agriculture and energy security nexus in Africa
Report - 2015
Report - 2013
The aim of the life cycle carbon footprint study is to get a baseline on the carbon impact of the North-South Corridor road network and to understand the relative importance of the different phases of a road (ex: construction, operation, maintenance...