Where Africa’s infrastructure spend is coming from

Majority is funded by development capital, not private investors.

South Africa is the top destination for Infrastructure funding on the continent, according to a recent Economist Corporate Network (ECN) report, taking up 28% of funding from development funding institutions (DFI) between 2009 and 2014. The lion’s share of that capital, some $16.3 billion, went towards the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement (REIPPP) programme, which also accounted for 43% of all power-related funding commitments in the period. South Africa was followed by Egypt, Nigeria, Morroco, Kenya and Ethiopia as the largest receivers of development capital.

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