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Benin’s Infrastructure : A Continental Perspective

ACCESS TO SAFE WATER ACCESSIBILITY ACCOUNTING ADJUSTMENT OF TARIFFS AGRICULTURE AIR AIR TRAFFIC AIR TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT AIRLINE COMPANIES AIRPORT INFRASTRUCTURE AIRPORTS AIRWAYS ARTERIES ASSET MAINTENANCE AVERAGE COSTS AVERAGE DAILY TRAFFIC BANDWIDTH BENCHMARK BENCHMARKING BENCHMARKS BROADBAND CONNECTION BROADBAND MARKET BUDGET EXECUTION BUDGET PERFORMANCE CABLE CAPITAL COSTS CAPITAL EXPENDITURE CAPITAL EXPENDITURES CAPITAL INVESTMENT CARGO CARGO HANDLING CARGO HANDLING CHARGE CARRIERS COMPETITIVE MARKETS COMPETITIVE SERVICES COMPETITIVENESS CONCESSION CONCESSION AGREEMENT CONCESSIONS CONGESTION CONSUMERS CONTAINER TERMINAL CONTAINER TRAFFIC COST OF TRANSPORT COST RECOVERY COSTS OF POWER CROSSING CUBIC METER CUBIC METERS DEFICITS DEVELOPMENT POLICY DIESEL DISCOUNT RATE DISTRIBUTION LOSSES DRINKING WATER DRIVING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC GROWTH ELECTRICITY ELECTRICITY SUPPLY EXPORTS FINANCIAL BURDEN FINANCIAL CRISIS FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE FIXED WIRELESS FLEETS FREIGHT FREIGHT FORWARDERS FREIGHT TRAFFIC FUEL FUELS GASOLINE GASOLINE PRICE GDP GENERATION GENERATION CAPACITY GENERATORS GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT GROWTH IN TRAFFIC GROWTH RATE HEAVY TRUCK TRAFFIC HIGHWAYS HOUSEHOLDS INCOME INCUMBENT OPERATOR INEFFICIENCY INEFFICIENT ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES INFLATION INFRASTRUCTURE ASSETS INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING INLAND TRANSPORT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INTERNATIONAL MARKETS INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL INVESTMENT COST INVESTMENT COSTS INVESTMENT DECISIONS INVESTMENT TARGETS LANDLORD MODEL LEVEL OF COMPETITION LICENSES LOCAL PARTNERS LOCOMOTIVE
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Africa | Africa | West Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa | Benin
2012-03-19T18:02:44Z | 2012-03-19T18:02:44Z | 2011-06-01

Between 2000 and 2005 infrastructure made an important contribution of 1.6 percentage points to Benin's improved per capita growth performance, which was the highest among West African countries during the period. Raising the country's infrastructure endowment to that of the region's middle-income countries could boost annual growth by about 3.2 percentage points. Benin has made significant progress in some areas of its infrastructure, including roads, air transport, water, and telecommunications. But the country still faces important infrastructure challenges, including improving road conditions and port performance and upgrading deteriorating electrical infrastructure. The nation must also improve the quality and efficiency of its water and sanitation systems. Benin currently spends about $452 million a year on infrastructure, with almost $101 million lost to inefficiencies. Comparing spending needs with existing spending and potential efficiency gains leaves an annual funding gap of $210 million per year. Benin has the potential to close that gap by adopting alternative technologies in water supply, transport, and power, which could save as much as $227 million a year. The nation would also benefit from raising tariffs to cost-recovery levels and reducing inefficiencies, which could substantially boost financial flows to the infrastructure sectors.

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