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The Central African Republic’s Infrastructure : A Continental Perspective

ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY ACCESS TO SAFE WATER ACCESS TO WATER SUPPLY ACCESSIBILITY ADMINISTRATIVE CAPACITY AIR AIR FARES AIR FLEET AIR TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT AIRPORTS ARTERY AVAILABILITY BALANCE BANDWIDTH BERTH PRODUCTIVITY BILL COLLECTION BORDER TRADE CABLE CAPACITY FOR ELECTRICITY GENERATION CAPITAL COSTS CAPITAL EXPENDITURE CAPITAL INVESTMENT CAR CAR ACCESS CAR FUEL CARGO CARRIERS CLEAN WATER COMPETITIVE MARKETS CONNECTION CHARGE CONNECTION COSTS CONSUMPTION OF ELECTRICITY CONTAINER TERMINAL COST OF TRANSPORT COST RECOVERY CUBIC METER CUBIC METER OF WATER CUBIC METERS DIESEL DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER DISTRIBUTION LOSSES DISTRIBUTION NETWORK DRAINAGE DRINKING WATER ECONOMIC CRISIS ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE ELECTRICITY ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION ELECTRICITY INFRASTRUCTURE ELECTRICITY REGULATOR ELECTRICITY SUPPLY ELECTRIFICATION ENERGY COSTS ENERGY RESOURCES EXCESS CAPACITY EXCESS SUPPLY FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE FLEETS FREIGHT FUEL FUEL OIL FUEL PRICES GASOLINE GASOLINE PRICES GENERATION GENERATION ASSETS GENERATION CAPACITY GENERATION COSTS GENERATORS GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT HOUSEHOLDS HYDROPOWER HYDROPOWER PLANT INEFFICIENT ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES INFRASTRUCTURE ASSETS INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING INLAND TRANSPORT INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INTERNATIONAL AVIATION INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL INVESTMENT COSTS INVESTMENT PROGRAM INVESTMENT TARGETS KILOWATT-HOUR LIMITED INFRASTRUCTURE LITERS PER CAPITA PER DAY LOCAL PARTNERS LOWER PRICES MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS MARGINAL COSTS MARKET ACCESS MARKET CONCENTRATION MODE OF TRANSPORT MULTIMODAL TRANSPORT NATIONAL TRANSPORT NEIGHBORHOODS NUMBER OF CONNECTIONS O&M OIL PIPELINE OIL PRICES OPEN ACCESS OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY PASSENGERS PERFORMANCE INDICATORS PETROLEUM PETROLEUM PRODUCTS PIPELINE POPULATION DENSITIES POPULATION DENSITY POPULATION GROWTH PORT AUTHORITY POWER POWER AVAILABILITY POWER CRISIS POWER DEMAND POWER GENERATION POWER PLANTS POWER PRICES POWER PRODUCTION POWER SECTOR POWER SHORTAGES PRICE OF DIESEL PRICE OF FUEL PRICE OF OIL PRIVATE OPERATORS PRIVATE PARTICIPATION PROFIT MARGINS PUBLIC FUNDING PUBLIC PROCUREMENT PUBLIC ROADS PUBLIC SECTOR PUBLIC SECTOR ENTITIES QUALITY OF ENERGY QUALITY OF SERVICE QUALITY OF WATER RAIL RAIL CORRIDOR RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE RAIL TRANSPORT RAILWAYS RAW WATER REGIONAL PUBLIC GOODS RETAIL PRICES REVENUE COLLECTION ROAD ROAD CONDITIONS ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE ROAD MAINTENANCE ROAD NETWORK ROAD QUALITY ROAD SECTOR ROAD TRAFFIC ROAD USER ROAD USER CHARGES ROADS ROUTE ROUTES RUNWAYS SAFE WATER SAFETY SAND SANITATION SANITATION INFRASTRUCTURE SANITATION SECTOR SANITATION SERVICES SANITATION UTILITIES SEAT CAPACITY SERVICE QUALITY SEWERAGE NETWORK SOLID WASTE SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SOURCE OF ENERGY SURFACE TRANSPORT SURFACE WATER TAX TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATION TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES THERMAL POWER TOWN TOWNS TRAFFIC TRAFFIC LEVELS TRAFFIC VOLUMES TRANSIT TRANSMISSION CAPACITY TRANSMISSION LINES TRANSPORT TRANSPORT CORRIDORS TRANSPORT COSTS TRANSPORT FACILITATION TRANSPORT INDICATORS TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURES TRANSPORT MARKET TRANSPORT PLAN TRANSPORT SECTOR TRANSPORTATION TRANSPORTATION COSTS TRANSPORTS TRAVEL TIMES TRUCKS TURBINES URBAN AREAS URBAN CENTERS VEHICLE VEHICLE MILEAGE VEHICLES VIP LATRINES VOLUME OF TRAFFIC WALKING WATER CONSUMPTION WATER DISTRIBUTION WATER RESOURCES WATER SHORTAGES WATER SUPPLY WATER SUPPLY SERVICES WATER USE WATER UTILITIES WELLS
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Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa | Central Africa | Central African Republic
2012-03-19T18:02:52Z | 2012-03-19T18:02:52Z | 2011-06-01

Between 2000 and 2005, infrastructure contributed less than 1 percentage point to the Central African Republic's annual per capita GDP growth, despite substantial spending in the road sector. Raising the country's infrastructure endowment to that of the region's middle-income countries could boost annual growth by about 3.5 percentage points. The CAR has made significant progress in the transport, water, power, and information and communications technology (ICT) sectors. But the high cost of fuel, which raises transportation and energy costs, has been a vexing issue across all infrastructure sectors. The CAR's most pressing infrastructural challenge lies in the transport sector, which relies heavily on neighboring countries and could benefit from improved road conditions and enhanced performance at the port of Douala in Cameroon. In the power sector, the country suffers from a deteriorating infrastructure stock that it can no longer afford to maintain, and an inefficient and unreliable power supply. Additional challenges include a need for improved infrastructure in the water and sanitation and ICT sectors. Addressing the CAR's infrastructure challenges will require sustained expenditure of $346 million per year over the next decade. The nation already spends around $134 million per year on infrastructure, with $37 million a year lost to inefficiencies of various kinds. If those inefficiencies were fully eliminated, the country's annual infrastructure funding gap would be $183 million per year. Improvements in funding, coupled with the prospect of an economic rebound and prudent policies, could lift the country from its fragile state back to and beyond the prosperity standards it once enjoyed.

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