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Donors versus Investors in Southern African Infrastructure Development

PERISA Case Study 1 on Infrastructure

August 2013

Dube, M. 2013. Donors versus investors in Southern African infrastructure development. (PERISA Case Study 1: Infrastructure). Johannesburg, Maastricht: SAIIA, ECDPM.

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) suffers from a critical lack of regional infrastructure that, if remedied, could boost both intraregional trade and economic integration, while making the region more investor friendly. Regional integration is particularly important owing to the challenging economic geography with small, uncompetitive and inefficient member states (MS). Regional infrastructure offers economies of scale for all MS when it comes to projects such as power and information and communication technologies (ICT).

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Cross-cutting TopicsTrade, investment and financeBusiness 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)