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The African Infrastructure Database

Providing detailed insights into transformative infrastructure projects across Africa, the African Infrastructure Database (AID) facilitates informed decision-making and strategic investment in key areas of transportation, energy, water and ICT which are crucial for Africa’s infrastructure advancement.

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Development of a Continental Aviation Infrastructure Master Plan

The development of a continental aviation infrastructure master plan is a key component in operationalizing the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM). Launched in January 2018 by the 30th Summit of AU Heads of State, this plan includes two major components: Aviation Infrastructure and a Seamless African Airspace Architecture.

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AUDA-NEPAD & NR-BIP Strengthen Infrastructure Data Management

In a collaborative Partnership between AUDA-NEPAD and the Nile River Basin Investment Programme (NR-BIP), supported by GIZ, a series of training sessions were launched, aimed at building the capacity of stakeholders in using the AID.

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Walvis Bay Port New Container Terminal

The Walvis Bay Port New Container Terminal in Namibia represents a significant development in the African maritime sector. This project, undertaken to expand the capacity and efficiency of the Walvis Bay Port, is a strategic move to enhance Namibia’s position as a key logistics hub in the region

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Login to contribute, update, and analyze infrastructure project data for informed decision-making and sustainable development in Africa.

Access to a visual interface that provides users with an overview of infrastructure projects and their progress across the African Continent.

Access to a range of tools and services to support stakeholders in promoting infrastructure projects through the African Infrastructure Database.

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Overview of Infrastructure Development in Africa

The AID aims to gather and consolidate data on various infrastructure sectors, including transportation, energy, water, and ICT. It allows users to contribute and update project information, ensuring that the database remains current and relevant.

Infrastructure serves as the bedrock for development in Africa, significantly contributing to economic growth, poverty reduction, and achieving sustainable development goals. It is crucial for increased regional trade, integration, and the realisation of Africa’s long-term vision outlined in Agenda 2063 and the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). However, the continent continues to face a substantial infrastructure gap that hinders social and economic progress, with an estimated annual investment of…

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Infrastructure as a Catalyst for Development

Africa
is the second largest continent, with a population of 1.34 billion in 2021 and projected to reach 1.7 billion by 2030. Africa must produce
goods and services for domestic consumption and global trade to achieve sustainable economic growth and improve living standards.
Inadequate infrastructure is a significant obstacle for Africa in capitalising on emerging conditions for trade, growth, and job creation.

Africa is the second largest continent, with a population of 1.34 billion in 2021 and projected to reach 1.7 billion by 2030. Africa must produce goods and services for domestic consumption and global trade to achieve sustainable economic growth and improve living standards. Inadequate infrastructure is a significant obstacle for Africa in capitalising on emerging conditions for trade, growth, and job creation.

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Facilitating Investment in Africa’s Infrastructure

Insufficient infrastructure, both in quantity and quality, increases production and transaction costs, reduces business competitiveness,
and hinders economic and social development. It also creates an unfavourable business environment, making it less attractive for foreign
direct investment. Limited service options and reduced quality of infrastructure affect vulnerable segments of the population.

Infrastructure development is a driver of progress for Africa continent and a key enabler of sustainable and inclusive economic growth. Its pivotal role in improving the continent’s competitiveness and integration into the global economy is unquestionable. While inadequate infrastructure can be a major obstacle to Africa’s long-term growth, it also represents an important opportunity, as infrastructure development is supported by intra-Africa trade.