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Africa infrastructure financing passes $100 billion mark

The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA), the bilateral organisations housed by Africa Development Bank and drawing membership from the G8 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the UK and the US) has released a new report that shows a significant increase in financial commitments for infrastructural development in Africa.

Among the key findings of the report was an increase in financing commitments across all sectors, with a notable increase in the energy sector, which attracted financing commitments worth $43.8 billion, an all-time high and a 67% increase on the 2015-2017 average. The ICT sector also saw record commitments in 2018 of $7.1 billion, mostly from the private sector.

 the ICA’s Infrastructure Financing Trends in Africa 2018 report shows that financing of infrastructure in Africa reached a new high of $100.8 billion in 2018, a jump of about a quarter on 2017 and 38% up on the 2015-2017 average.

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