Fostering Private Investment in NEPAD Infrastructure Projects
The seminar was organized by the Bank in Abuja, Nigeria, in parallel with the Bank's Annual Meetings. The meeting aimed at providing a platform on which the key stakeholders in Africa ’s infrastructure sector can dialogue, identify the basic problems in infrastructural development, and suggest strategies for the increasing level of private sector investment in the infrastructure projects under the NEPAD Short Term Action Plan. The seminar also looked critically into the necessary steps that African countries need to take so as to construct effective public-private partnerships aimed at closing the infrastructure gap. It also examined the role of the MDBs and IFIs in risk mitigation and stimulation of increased interest in private sector investment.