Yasuo Fujita, Ippei Tsuruga and Asami Takeda

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This paper was prepared for a research project entitled ‘For Inclusive and Dynamic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa‘, launched at Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD V).



Policy Challenges for Infrastructure Development in Africa – The Way Forward for Japan’s Official Development Assistance

This paper examines how Japan’s ODA can more effectively assist Africa’s infrastructure development in consideration of a comprehensive study by the donor consortium. It recommends that Japan should consider, as short-term measures, sectoral reallocation of its assistance, financial assistance for maintenance, and management reform of public utilities, while supporting various reforms from a longterm perspective.


Infrastructure, Africa, ODA, Japan, Financial Gap

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