ESWATINI has called for invitations on various public sector projects as the world’s last absolute monarchy battles pro-democracy demonstrations.
Africa has more than $791 billion of active projects utilizing Public-Private-Partnerships. Forty-six per cent or $369 billion is currently under construction.
Southern Africa has a total population of 68 million people, which will increase to 76 million over the next decade. Predominantly an arid region, two out of the five Southern African nations are classified as high water stress countries.
Africa has 15 per cent of the world’s population but consumes only 3 per cent of its energy while it produces 12 per cent of the world’s energy. There are more than $340 billion of active oil and gas projects in Africa.
The healthcare sector in Africa is straining under the mense pressure brought on by COVID-19. Africa has to invest billions in developing its healthcare infrastructure, educate and train thousands of specialists to serve its rapidly growing population.
Since Africa has a booming population and low access to power rates, providing power to all Africans is critical. Hydropower still provides the lowest Levelized cost of energy (LCOE). Therefore, the African continent is investing more than $83 billion in Hydropower projects.
Africa’s population will exceed 2.5 billion by 2050. Power is a key issue since less than 50 per cent of the people in sub-Sahara Africa has access to reliable power. At the moment, there are roughly $400 billion of active power projects in Africa.
Rapid population growth and vast natural resources drive investment in Africa’s transport infrastructure, with $22 billion of projects currently being tendered.
In 2018, the UN estimated that 53 per cent of Sub-Sahara Africa’s population do not have access to reliable power. More than $75 billion per year should be invested in power generating capacity to meet a fast-growing population’s power needs.
ABiQ has managed to put forward projects seeking more than $280 million in funding. The projects selected are diverse and cover the agriculture, real estate, energy and renewable energy sectors.
Decimated by COVID-19, the Southern African healthcare system is investing $400 million in new hospitals. It will need to add 1,600 physicians over the next ten years. Is it enough?
More than $210 billion of active Transport Projects in sub-Sahara Africa The youngest population globally requires an enormous investment in infrastructure, with more than $210 billion of active projects in sub-Sahara Africa's Transport sector. Sub-Sahara Africa has...
The overall risk score for most African countries increased during 2020. The overall ranking saw some minor changes in the top ten with a more distributed representation from all parts of Africa.
The civil construction sector is the largest segment of projects currently under construction in sub-Sahara Africa. Transport, Oil & Gas and Energy sector projects take the top four positions. There are more than $550 billion of projects currently under construction.
Project finance for large infrastructure is widely used in western developed countries. It represented more than $2 trillion of investments globally between 2003-2013; only around 3 per cent of this amount was dedicated to sub-Saharan Africa.
COVID-19 has decimated fiscal coffers in sub-Sahara Africa. The region boasts more than $500 billion of private sector financed projects, of which 50 per cent is under construction.
There are more than $57 billion of active water and hydropower projects in Sub-Sahara Africa. Growing populations, rapid urbanisation and food security drive, increasing demand on Sub-Sahara Africa’s water resources.
Sub-Sahara Africa’s population will grow by more than 26 per cent over the next decade. There are more than $88 billion of power projects under construction to meet ever-increasing power demand.
COVID-19 has decimated fiscal reserves across the world, but more so in Africa. Even before the pandemic, African governments were struggling to attract investment in critical infrastructure. Public-Private-Partnerships (PPP) is one of the best procurement strategies available in the current financial climate.
Southern Africa has an existing deficit of more than 4 million homes. The region will require an estimated $84 billion to invest in affordable homes to accommodate its rapidly growing and urbanising population.
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