Private sector perspectives on risks and opportunities
22 June 2016
Cross Border Information (CbI) has launched its fourth annual private sector survey for the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA)
The online survey, which aims to capture private sector views on the opportunities and challenges of implementing infrastructure projects in Africa, covers the ICA’s core energy, water, transport and ICT sectors as well as mining and construction.
The survey complements the ICA’s established work promoting infrastructure investment and development. It aims to provide a better understanding of private sector investment concerns and motivations, in order to help governments, development and multinational finance institutions and other stakeholders shape more attractive investment opportunities and successful projects.
Launched at the G8 Gleneagles Summit in 2005, the role of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) is to help improve the lives and economic well-being of Africa’s people through encouraging, supporting and promoting increased investment in infrastructure in Africa, from both public and private sources. Using its convening power, ICA acts as a catalyst – enhancing, accelerating and precipitating the development of Africa’s infrastructure.
ICA also works to help remove some of the technical and policy challenges and barriers to building more infrastructure and to better co-ordinate the activities of its members and other significant sources of infrastructure finance, such as China, India and Arab partners.
Since its inception in 2005, the ICA has produced an annual report documenting financial trends in African infrastructure. The annual report details the commitments and disbursements made by ICA members (G8 countries, South Africa, African Development Bank, Development Bank of Southern Africa, European Commission, European Investment Bank, and the World Bank Group) to African infrastructure projects
Cross-border Information (CbI) was first contracted by the ICA in 2013 to provide the research and analysis for the annual Infrastructure Financing Trends in Africa report – 2012. CbI designed and launched the first ICA private sector for that same report.