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Economic Brief - The Africa Infrastructure Development Index - May 2013


The development of infrastructure in Africa is critical for fostering economic growth and improving the living standards of Africans. It contributes significantly to human development, poverty reduction, and the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Investment in infrastructure accounts for over half of the recent improvements in economic growth in Africa and has the potential to contribute even more.

It is for this reason that infrastructure development across Africa remains central to the African Development Bank’s mission as espoused in its High 5s transformative agenda, covering the period 2015-2025.

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