Africa: Economic growth and infrastructures

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Subject (Course): Infrastructures in Africa. Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA). Syllabus:

This subject consists of two parts:

1- Infrastructures in Africa.

  1. Africa Infrastructure Knowledge Program
  2. Infrastructure Consortium for Africa
  3. Trends in Africa Infrastructure Investment
  4. Analysis of infrastructure in Africa
  5. Infrastructure and economic growth in Africa
  6. Infrastructure and poverty reduction
  7. Africa’s institutional framework for infrastructure
  8. Urbanization and delivery of infrastructure services
  9. Regional Integration and infrastructures
  10. Information and communication technology (ICT)
  11. Spectacular growth in ICT access
  12. African mobile revolution
  13. ICT and integration in Africa
  14. Irrigation
  15. Power
  16. Sanitation
  17. Water Resources and Supply
  18. Introduction to Transport and Logistics in Africa (*)

(* Analyzed in another module).

2- Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA).

  1. Introduction to the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)
  2. Key sectors of the PIDA
    - Energy
    - Transport
    - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
    - Trans-boundary Water Resources
  3. PIDA’s outcomes: development through the regional integration
  4. Costs and investments
Subject "Infrastructures in Africa. Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa." is studied...
  1. Doctorate DIB Africa
  2. Masters: International Business (MIB), Africa
  3. Courses: Transport in Africa - Regional Integration in Africa

Languages of study: En or Fr Afrique Pt Africa Es Africa

Sample of the subject - Infrastructures in Africa:
Africa Telecommunications

We Trust in Africa

Economic Area of the African Civilization.

Subject Description (Africa Economic growth and infrastructures).

Infrastructure has been a significant driver of strong economic growth in African economies in last years. The international transport sector in Africa requires 18 billion dollars in annual investment, 50% for operations and maintenance.

  1. The largest countries that are financing the infrastructures in Africa are China (13.4 billion dollars), Brazil, India, and South Korea.
  2. Countries most attractive for investment in infrastructures: South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Botswana, Uganda, Angola, Namibia, and Zambia.
  3. substantial investments in information and communications technology and infrastructures will be made through 2015 to meet market demand for telecommunications services in twenty-four countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  4. Africa has benefited from some significant optimizations in infrastructure.
  5. 50% of the population in Africa lived in range of a GSM mobile phone signal.
  6. Five African countries have already met the United Nations Millennium Goals for universal water access, and twelve others are on-track to do so, and 80% of the main road network in Africa is in good or fair condition.
  7. Only 33% rural Africans has access to an all-season road, 20% of the population in Cameroon, Ghana, Mauritania, Niger, and Tanzania must travel 2 km to their main water supply.
  8. Consumers in Africa pay double as much for basic services as people elsewhere in the World, and a monthly basket of prepaid mobile telephone services costs 12 USD in Africa but only 2 USD in South Asia.
  9. Chronic power shortages plague thirty African countries and only 25% Africans have access to electricity. The entire installed generation capacity of forty-eight Sub-Saharan African countries is 68 gigawatts.
  10. Companies in many African countries indicate that the biggest obstacle to do business is the power constraint. Outside of South Africa, power consumption is barely 1% of the level in high-income countries.

The four pillar of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) are:

  1. Energy
  2. Transport
  3. Information and Communication Technologies
  4. Trans-boundary Water Resources

The Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) is executed by the African Development Bank, and lead by the African Union and the NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa's Development).

Trans-African corridors:

  1. Trans-African Highways Networks
  2. Lobito
  3. Northern Corridor
  4. Algiers-Lagos
  5. Cairo-Dakar

PIDA Africa Infrastructures

Africa Telecommunications

Lobito Corridor Project

African Northern Corridor


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