Briefing Paper

Analysing the Development Process for Infrastructure Projects in SADC

“In a period where there is renewed emphasis on regional integration on the African continent, including the Southern African
Development Community (SADC), the lack of infrastructure development has emerged as one of the biggest challenges to the full attainment of this goal. Inadequate infrastructure constrains intraregional trade, increases the cost of doing business and makes the region unattractive to investors, which in turn deters economic growth. The renewed focus on regional integration has therefore been concomitant with the re-emphasis on infrastructure development.”