Infrastructure in Africa – December Book Release

Good infrastructure is essential for socio-economic growth and sustainable development. Safe and accessible water supplies, reliable energy, good transport networks and communications technology are all vital to a region’s development agenda.

This book presents a comprehensive exploration of the state of infrastructure in Africa and provides an integrated analysis of the challenges the sector faces, based on extensive fieldwork across the continent. Contributors with a wide range of expertise challenge current policy, practice and thinking on issues including the politics of infrastructure development, social inclusion, domestic resource mobilisation and infrastructure financing. The book will be an important resource for academic researchers, students and early career development professionals as well as policymakers and NGOs engaged in dialoguing the infrastructure development options for Africa.

Mthuli Ncube is Professor of Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, and Fellow at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. He is also Visiting Professor at University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). Between 2010 and 2015, he was Chief Economist and Vice President at the African Development Bank. He has also been Dean and Professor at Wits Business School, and Dean of Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). He was a lecturer in Finance at the London School of Economics and has published widely in the area of finance and economics.

Dr. Charles Leyeka Lufumpa is the Director of Statistics Department at the African Development Bank Group. He oversees the Bank’s statistical development activities in African countries as well as the data needs for the Bank.

Publish Date: 07 Dec 2016

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  • research type

    • Books
  • Topics

    • Economic Development
    • Governance/Policy
    • Infrastructure