Private sector financing
During the year there were 21 new renewable-energy projects in RSA, which had had no projects recorded in 2017.
Cameroon received a commitment for a $1.4bn hydropower plant,* the first major private sector financed infrastructure in Cameroon since 2012.
Other countries with PPI transactions include Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Zambia.**
However, with the exception of ICT, the private sector provides a lower share of financing for African infrastructure than in other developing regions.
Private Financing by Sector, 2018
Private Financing by Region, 2018
* EIB: Public and private financing of infrastructure: Evolution and economics of private infrastructure finance (2010).