A Three-Pronged Approach to Increased Private Sector Investment in Africa’s Infrastructure

In their recently published article, A Three-Pronged Approach to Increased Private Sector
Investment in Africa’s Infrastructure
, CISE Directors Mark Belcher and Anne Marie Thurber argue that attracting the scale of private sector investment needed to close Africa's infrastructure gap requires more than a "business as usual" approach. They present an innovative, three-pronged approach that consists of three principal elements:

- Better upfront information about host countries’ investment environments to help reduce information asymmetries, promote transparency, and provide a common analytical framework for assessing infrastructure investment risk;
- A limited “business impairment” insurance product to help cushion investors from the immediate financial impact of altered, delayed, or suspended performance by the host country; and
- A solutions-oriented “workout” approach to dispute resolution that is designed to help the parties explore pragmatic compromise positions before resorting to arbitration or litigation.

We welcome comments, critiques, and opportunities to further develop and refine this approach through dialogue.

Full article: RWPLLC_-_RW_POLITICAL_RISK_NEWSLETTER_VOLUME_X_ISSUE_2.pdf


 

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