The overall aim of this paper is to provide a selective review of critical issues facing African policy makers in mobilizing resources to finance development. Every productive economy has strong infrastructure networks. Access to capital. In Sub-Saharan Africa, poor infrastructure cuts national economic growth by two percentage points every year and reduces productivity by as much as 40%. Infrastructure's impact on development Links to economic growth Infrastructure represents, if not the engine, then the "wheels" of economic activity. By now, Africa should be having a rail network from Johannesburg to Cairo or a train system that can go to almost every country. Innovation in Africa remains tested by issues that restrict access to capital, and is further bound by poor technical manpower and inadequate infrastructure. Input-output tables show that in the economies of Japan and the United States, for example, telecommunications, electricity, and water are … One of the greatest challenges is corruption. Yet, Africa's ecosystems can serve as foundations for green infrastructure to serve the needs of its urban populations while safeguarding fragile biodiversity. The global financial and economic crisis is certain to have implications for the availability of finance for infrastructure development in Africa – but, with determination, the challenges faced can be overcome. Infrastructure connects cities and countries together, is the backbone of transport systems, healthcare systems, technology and schools. Unemployment remains one of the greatest challenges facing Africa and will materially limit the growth of the middle class. La traduction de cet article est en cours. Here are four priorities that African governments should focus on to ensure the continent’s continued growth as an innovation economy. Commitment of African countries remains strong; levels of … THE CHALLENGES OF INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT IN THE EASTERN LIMB OF THE BUSHVELD COMPLEX OF SOUTH AFRICA G.L. Challenges Facing Transport Infrastructure in the East Africa Community December 2012 In book: Research Networking and Regional Development Policy-Making in the East Africa … SMITH Pr Eng and F.A.C. DA LOMBA Anglo Platinum Limited Synopsis As the Platinum mining industry expands in the Eastern Limb of the Bushveld Complex it The Africa Renewal information programme provides up-to-date information and analysis of the major economic and development challenges facing Africa today. 4 Introduction This report is a survey of the on-going challenges to the development and implementation of regional infrastructure projects in Southern Africa with a … The burgeoning urban populations, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, increase the strain on already insufficient infrastructure and bring new governance challenges. 1.