Skip navigation

Economic & Sector Work :: Other Infrastructure Study

Access, Affordability, and Alternatives : Modern Infrastructure Services in Africa

ACCESS TO INFRASTRUCTURE ACCESS TO SAFE DRINKING WATER ACCESS TO SAFE WATER ACCESS TO SERVICES BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE BASIC SANITATION BASIC SERVICES CELLULAR TELEPHONES COMMUNITIES CONNECTION CHARGES COST RECOVERY DECLINES IN FERTILITY DEMOGRAPHIC GROWTH DEVELOPING COUNTRIES DISSEMINATION DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH DRIVERS ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC RESOURCES ECONOMIES OF SCALE FIXED COSTS FLUSH TOILET FUEL FUELS GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT GROWTH RATES OF POPULATION HEALTH OF WOMEN HIV HOUSEHOLD BUDGETS HOUSEHOLD CONNECTIONS HOUSEHOLD INCOME HOUSEHOLD LEVEL HOUSEHOLD SIZE HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS HOUSEHOLDS HOUSING INCOME INEQUALITY INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES KNOWLEDGE BASE LABOR MARKETS LARGE CITIES LEGAL STATUS LIVING CONDITIONS LIVING STANDARDS LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS MINORITY NATURAL GAS NUMBER OF CONNECTIONS NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS NUMBER OF PEOPLE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITHOUT ACCESS NUMBER OF PERSONS NUTRITION OFFICIAL DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PERFORMANCE OF SERVICE PROVIDERS PETROLEUM GAS PIT LATRINE PIT LATRINES POLICY DECISIONS POLICY FORMULATION POLICY IMPLICATIONS POLICY MAKERS POPULATION CONNECTION POPULATION DENSITIES POPULATION GROWTH PRIVATE PARTICIPATION PROGRESS PUBLIC UTILITY PURCHASING POWER PURCHASING POWER PARITY QUALITY OF SERVICE QUALITY OF SERVICE DELIVERY RADIO RATE OF GROWTH RATE OF POPULATION GROWTH RATES OF URBANIZATION RESPECT RURAL AREAS RURAL POPULATION SANITATION FACILITIES SANITATION FACILITY SANITATION SERVICES SEGMENTS OF SOCIETY SEPTIC TANK SERVICE PROVIDERS SERVICE PROVISION SEWERAGE SYSTEMS SIGNIFICANT POLICY SMALL TOWNS SOURCE OF DRINKING WATER SURFACE WATER TARIFF STRUCTURE TOILET FACILITIES TOILET FACILITY TRANSPORT TRANSPORT POLICY TRUCKS TRUE TV UNIVERSAL ACCESS URBAN AREAS URBAN DEVELOPMENT URBAN POPULATION URBAN POPULATIONS URBAN WATER URBAN WATER SUPPLY URBANIZATION URBANIZED COUNTRIES UTILITIES UTILITY SERVICES VULNERABLE GROUPS WASTE WASTE COLLECTION WATER MARKET WATER SERVICE WATER SOURCE WATER SOURCES WATER SUPPLY WATER SUPPLY FACILITIES WATER USE WEALTH WELLS WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
58
0

Attachments [ 0 ]

There are no files associated with this item.

More Details

World Bank, Washington, DC
Africa
2013-02-27T21:04:24Z | 2013-02-27T21:04:24Z | 2008-02

Africa lags well behind other developing regions in infrastructure access. The limited gains of the 1990s have not increased much in the 2000s. There is clear evidence that many countries are failing to expand services fast enough to keep ahead of rapid demographic growth and even faster urbanization. As a result, if present trends continue, Africa is likely to lag even further behind other developing regions, and universal access will be more than 50 years away in many countries. However, there is variation in performance across countries, even within the low and middle income brackets. A significant number of countries have succeeded in increasing the number of people who have access to water, electricity, and sanitation, by an annual average of 5-10 percent. Further investigation is warranted to explain what determines the superior performance of these countries.

Comments

(Leave your comments here about this item.)

Item Analytics

Select desired time period