n Development Finance Agenda (DEFA) - Redressing the African infrastructure gap - still a bridge too far?
|Article Title||Redressing the African infrastructure gap - still a bridge too far?|
|© Publisher:||Chartered Institute of Development Finance (CIDEF)|
|Journal||Development Finance Agenda (DEFA)|
|Publication Date||Jan 2015|
|Pages||16 - 17|
The World Bank estimates that the cost of bridging the infrastructure gap in Africa requires an annual expenditure of USD 93bn, or less than 5% of the total GDP of the continent. RisCura's 2015 Bright Africa report examines the sources and extent of government funding per region in order to evaluate governments' abilities to raise capital to spend on the construction of infrastructure. This article looks at the current infrastructure within Africa in terms of its road, rail and energy.
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