There is huge investment opportunities in Africa, especially in infrastructure, with very high return on investment. Africa’s lack of infrastructure points to the existence of untapped productive potential, which could be unlocked through scaling up investments in every sector.
Notably, infrastructure plays a central role in improving competitiveness, facilitating domestic and international trade, and enhancing the continent’s integration into the global economy.
The estimated financing requirement to close Africa’s infrastructure deficit amounts to USD 93 billion annually until 2020. In as much as this financing requirement is a challenge, African governments have a wide range of policy options that could open new sources of finance.
Less than 40% of the continent’s population has access to electricity, about a third of the rural population has access to roads and only 5% of agriculture is under irrigation. The situation is no better for social infrastructure, with only 34% of the population having access to improved sanitation and no better situation for clean water which is at about 65%.
Africa’s private investments in roads was only USD 1.4 billion, these investments increased by more than USD 21 billion between 2000 and 20015.
Rail networks are the least developed in Africa, with very little additions to the systems developed in the colonial period. Since the 1990s, the lengths of rails have remained unchanged in many countries.
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