New report on why and how to invest in Africa’s city infrastructure

Over the past two years ACC and international law firm, Pinsent Masons have collaborated on developing an African Cities Thought Leadership Programme. The programme, designed to build a shared understanding of the imperative for integrated and inclusive infrastructure development in African cities, comprised five thematic roundtable discussions that resulted in five interim reports on various aspects of infrastructure development and investment.

These interim reports were consolidated into a final insight-sharing report Why and how to invest in Africa’s city infrastructure, launched on Thursday 18 June.

The final report explores three questions:

  • Why is there limited investment in Africa’s city infrastructure?
  • Why should we be investing more in Africa’s city infrastructure?
  • What do we need to know to improve investment potential?


To coincide with the launch of the report ACC and Pinsent Masons hosted an online roundtable discussion on the challenges and opportunities for infrastructure investment in African cities.

ACC researcher Anton Cartwright, along with Wangari Muikia, lead economist at Expertise Global Consulting Ltd and Lauren Hermanus, founder and director at Adapt participated in the discussion moderated by Pinsent Masons’ Head of Africa, Richard Laudy.


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