Assessment of African Sub-Regional Development Banks’ contribution to infrastructure development
- Regional Integration and Trade Department - Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA)
- Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA), African Development Bank (AfDB) and NEPAD Agency
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. The study reviews the Eastern and Southern African Trade Development Bank (commonly referred to as the PTA Bank), the East African Development Bank (EADB), the West African Development Bank (BOAD – Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement) and the Ecowas Bank for Investment and Development (EBID).
The study was designed primarily to provide answers to questions relating to the relevance of African SRDBs in bridging the infrastructure financing gap and the enhancement of these sub-regional banks, taking into account their strengths, challenges and the opportunities facing them.
The study makes a number of recommendations around issues such as the mandate of African SRDBs, their capital and financing, their role in supporting regional development and integration, governance & institutional processes and capacity building.
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