General Infrastructure

ICA Assessment of Project Preparation Facilities for Africa

Report - 2012

This Assessment of Project Preparation Facilities for Africa was commissioned by the Secretariat of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) and funded by a grant from the ICA Trust Fund.  This assessment forms part of the...


Infrastructure Policy - Basic Design Options

Report - 2012

The paper lays out basic design options for infrastructure policy. It first sketches mechanisms to asses demand. Then it sets out a hierarchy of issues starting with choice of market structure followed by conduct regulation.


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...


Supporting the EU's External Action - The European Investment Bank

Summary sheet - 2012

The EIB is the largest supranational borrower and lender in the world. As the bank of the European Union, it mainly operates in the 27 Member States. Nevertheless, roughly 10% of its lending goes to projects outside the Union. In 2011 this...


Developing Public - Private Partnerships in Liberia

Report - 2012

The analysis contained in this study identifies the steps toward establishing PPPs as both a policy instrument and method for deepening private sector investment in Liberia to boost socio-economic transformation


African Development Indicators-2011

Research - 2011

This year’s Africa Development Indicators, which covers some 1,700 macroeconomic, sectoral, and human development indicators dating to the 1960s, comes at a critical time for Sub-Saharan Africa’s 48 countries and 841 million...


The Little Data Book on Africa

Research - 2011

The Little Data Book on Africa 2011 is a pocket edition of Africa Development Indicators 2011. It contains some 115 key indicators on economics, human development, governance, and partnership and is intended as a...


The Africa Competitiveness Report 2011

Report - 2011

The Africa Competitiveness Report 2011, the third report jointly published by World Bank organizations, comes out at a time when Africa’s recovery from the global economic crisis has been faster than it has in many other parts of the...


Fostering the development of greenfield mining-related transport infrastructure through project financing

Report - 2011

This report highlights investment, integration, and efficiency issues involved in Africa’s energy infrastructure


Africa’s Future and the World Bank’s Support to It

Report - 2011

The renewed regional strategy was developed through widespread consultations. It sets World Bank directions in support of Africa’s transformation and provides the framework in which to embed country strategies. The strategy builds on lessons...