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Infrastructure for economic development and poverty reduction in Africa

Infrastructure for economic development and poverty reduction in Africa
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). February 2011
  • This report evaluates the role of infrastructure in promoting economic growth and poverty reduction in Africa. It is devoted to the study of the complementary physical infrastructure - telecommunications, power, transport (roads, railways, ports and airports), and water supply. The report is presented in seven chapters. Chapter Two appraises the relationship between infrastructure and development; Chapter Three examines Africa's infrastructure endowment; and Chapter Four evaluates the financing options. The focus of Chapter Five is the record of private sector participation in Africa, while Chapter Six examines the infrastructure/ development and poverty nexus in Africa. Chapter Seven concludes.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa
  • Main themes: Economic impact, Financing, Infrastructure, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Private sector participation (PSP), Sanitation, Utility services, Water supply
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Governments, Local governments, Policy makers, Private sector
  • Main purpose: Assessment, Awareness raising
  • Type of resource: Assessment report, Lessons learned, Recommendations
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Published in 2015