Published: 4 years ago
Infrastructure connects cities and countries, alters economies and drives growth. It has the potential to facilitate education, leapfrog Africa into the fourth industrial revolution and bring health to millions. And yet, according to the World Bank and the African Development Bank Group, only one in three Africans living in rural areas are within two kilometres of an all-season road, compared with two-thirds of the population in other developing regions, 620 million Africans lack electricity, and poor technological capabilities remain a major constraint to Africa’s efforts to achieve sustainable development. What needs to be done to fix this?