Thursday, March 4, 2010

AICD - Facts from the Field

Africa's infrastructure networks increasingly lag behind those of other developing countries and are characterized by missing regional links and stagnant household access. Since 1990, coverage of household services has barely improved. Even where infrastructure networks are in place, a significant percentage of households remains unconnected, suggesting that demand-side barriers exist and that universal access entails more than physical roll-outs of networks. The continent's difficult economic geography presents a particular challenge for the region's infrastructure development.