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Economic Development in Africa Report 2018: Migration for Structural Transformation

2018

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.


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.


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.


Regional Power Status in Africa Power Pools – 2016 update

Report - 2017

This publication provides a comprehensive update to the 2011 Regional Power Status in Africa Power Pools report, which provided an overview of the status of Africa’s five Regional Power Pools.


This OECD working paper provides a broad picture of official financial flows for infrastructure development in developing countries, by bilateral and multilateral development partners. Multilateral development banks are further examined in a special section.


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