Focal Points

One of ICA’s key objectives is to increase knowledge of the infrastructure sector in Africa through monitoring and reporting on key trends and developments.  ICA also works to highlight and help remove policy and technical blockages to progress.

This section focuses on key issues that can have an impact - be it positive or negative - on development of Africa’s infrastructure.

Project Preparation 

To support the vital project preparation phase of infrastructure development, the ICA has established the Project Preparation Facilities Network (PPFN), set up the project Fund Finder and produced a series of guides and studies.

Public-Private Partnerships

Over the last decade, Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) have become an essential mechanism to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure facilities previously provided solely by the public sector. Encouraging private sector participation in Africa’s infrastructure development is a key part of the ICA’s work.

Regional Integration

Regional integration is essential to Africa’s economic development and growth, and facilitating investment in regional infrastructure development is central to the ICA’s work.

Climate-Resilient Infrastructure

Building climate resilient infrastructure will bring an additional layer of complexity to Africa’s development and growth challenges - but it also offers the continent considerable opportunities.

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit, came into force on 1 January 2016. Building on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the SDGs aim to go further to end all forms of poverty.

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