Since the 1980s, the gap between demand and supply for basic infrastructure sectors has been rapidly growing in Africa. This gap is also notably evident in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). As public investment and official development aid will not suffice to fill these national and regional gaps, enhancing private sector participation in infrastructure will be critical.
To help developing country governments manage and accelerate the shift towards greater private participation in infrastructure, in 2013 OECD issued a report, initially prepared for the G20 Study Group on Long-Term Investment, which sheds light on reforms governments could undertake. It draws on lessons learned from investment policy reviews in SADC member states, but is also applicable to a wider range of countries and regions.
Documents and links
OECD work on international investment
Development Assistance Committee: www.oecd.org/dac