What's Not Boring About Infrastructure and Integration?
Building bridges and repairing roads and replacing aging power plants may not be click bait, and 'regional integration' sounds even more boring. But without those things, Africa's people will be poor and sick and will die young. Roads get farm produce to markets before it spoils and (with luck) get pregnant women to clinics before birth happens. Electricity keeps life-saving vaccines cool and food safe to eat and factories running. Even with all those things, Africa's numerous small economies cannot achieve sustained growth without cross-border and regional cooperation. This week's meetings at the UN Economic Commission for Africa are exploring how to deliver the progress Africa's peoples are demanding.
allAfrica, 2 November 2017
Roads and railways, bridges and harbours - that's what we need to invest in if we are to grow Africa's economies and provide jobs for the millions of young people who want to… Read more »
allAfrica, 31 October 2017
African economies require structural transformation to attain sustained growth that trickles down to all its peoples, an official from the United Nations Economic Commission for… Read more »
Expert Group Meeting preceding UNECA’s Tenth Session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and integration.
Economic Commission for Africa, 31 October 2017
The structural transformation of African economies requires a sound environment that fosters industrialization with strong forward and backward linkages to local economies, says… Read more »
Andrew Alli, CEO of the African Finance Corporation, established to help bridge Africa's huge infrastructure gap, sees the creation of larger corporate entities in Africa as a way ... Read more »