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Infrastructure in AfricaLessons for Future Development$
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Mthuli Ncube and Charles Leyeka Lufumpa

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447326632

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447326632.001.0001

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Infrastructure Development Index

Infrastructure Development Index

(p.25) One Infrastructure Development Index
Infrastructure in Africa

Charles Leyeka Lufumpa

Nirina Letsara

Slaheddine Saidi

Policy Press

Despite robust recent economic growth rates, Africa remains the least competitive global region. Inadequate infrastructure is a serious constraint on doing business in the continent. This demonstrates the close linkage between infrastructure and the region’s competitiveness. Moreover, the Africa Progress Panel has ranked infrastructure development as a key priority for the advancement of the continent, and has urged the G20 leadership to continue to give it their highest support. It is against this background that the African Development Bank developed the Africa Infrastructure Development Index (AIDI) to monitor the status and progress of infrastructure development across the continent. This effort is to enhance evidence based policy making in Africa – especially with specific reference to infrastructure. The Index provides countries with the framework to assess their position and related changes with respect to the requisite infrastructure investments.

Keywords:   infrastructure, index, economic growth, investments, Africa

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