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Infrastructure in Africa: Lessons for Future Development

Mthuli Ncube and Charles Leyeka Lufumpa


There is a widespread recognition that Africa has to embark on strategies for sustainable and inclusive development. African economies have to evolve in their levels of development including the associated structure of factor endowments. However, each such structure requires corresponding infrastructure (both “hard” and “soft”) to circumscribe its operations and transactions. The type of infrastructure which is needed and what type of infrastructure would work for sustainable development more than others needs to be delineated. This book gives a sense of what exist and what Africa really needs ... More

Keywords: sustainable development, infrastructure, factor endowments, incentives, Africa

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447326632
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447326632.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mthuli Ncube, editor
Quantum Global Research Lab

Charles Leyeka Lufumpa, editor
African Development Bank Group

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Introduction: Infrastructure in African development

Mthuli Ncube, Charles Leyeka Lufumpa and George Kararach

Part 1: Spatial and demographic contexts

One Infrastructure Development Index

Charles Leyeka Lufumpa, Nirina Letsara and Slaheddine Saidi

Part 2: Sector-specific issues

Part 3: Regional issues

Nine The state of infrastructure in East Africa

Tito Yepes and Charles Leyeka Lufumpa

Ten Integrated approaches for infrastructure

Charles Leyeka Lufumpa, Maurice Mubila and Tito Yepes

Part 4: Financing issues

Twelve Infrastructure deficit and opportunities in Africa

Albert Mafusire, Zuzana Brixiova, John Anyanwu and Qingwei Meng

Part 5: Concluding remarks

Sixteen Infrastructure, political economy and Africa’s transformational agenda

Mthuli Ncube, Charles Leyeka Lufumpa and George Kararach

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