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Analysing the Development Process for Infrastructure Projects in SADC

PERISA Case Study 3 on Infrastructure

August 2013

Dube, M. 2013. Analysing the development process for infrastructure projects in SADC. (PERISA Case Study 3: Infrastructure). Johannesburg, Maastricht: SAIIA, ECDPM.

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In a period where there is renewed emphasis on regional integration on the African continent, including the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the lack of infrastructure development has emerged as one of the biggest challenges to the full attainment of this goal. Inadequate infrastructure constrains intraregional trade, increases the cost of doing business and makes the region unattractive to investors, which in turn deters economic growth. The renewed focus on regional integration has therefore been concomitant with the re-emphasis on infrastructure development.

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Cross-cutting TopicsEconomic Transformation and TradeBusiness and DevelopmentPolitical Economy AnalysisRegional IntegrationResearch reportsResearchInfrastructurePolitical Economy of Regional Integration in Southern Africa (PERISA)Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)Southern African Development Community (SADC)Southern Africa

External authors

Memory Dube

South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)