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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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The state of infrastructure in East Africa

The state of infrastructure in East Africa

(p.379) Nine The state of infrastructure in East Africa
Infrastructure in Africa

Tito Yepes

Charles Leyeka Lufumpa

Policy Press

There are huge variations in the levels of infrastructure development in African countries and the five regions of Central, Southern, West, North and East. Chapter Nine outlines some of the principal ongoing infrastructure challenges from a regional perspective by focusing on the East African sub-region. Particular focus is put on water, sanitation, energy, surface transport and ICT. The progress made to date is evaluated in the light of recent studies and new data. It notes that in recent years, improvements have been made in the access to improved water and sanitation, internet density and road corridors. There are important growth opportunities in productivity-related infrastructure areas – namely, energy production, logistics and ICT.

Keywords:   water, sanitation, transport, ICT, East Africa

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