Unlocking Investment for Regional Infrastructure to Accelerate Job Creation (PIDA)

Sustainable Energy
Salle Ebouclé
17:10 to 18:30

The Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) is an important vehicle for expanding infrastructure investment in Africa. In outlining PIDA’s achievements, and insights gleaned to date, including its impact on job creation, this session aimed to help build a strong economic case for accelerated investment in future projects. Discussions between various stakeholders centred on how to enable and leverage investment for selected PIDA projects that facilitate job creation.

The discussion touched upon what the PIDA means for the youth and job creation in Africa; proposed strategies to unlock private investments for infrastructure; concrete actions to increase the bankability of projects; and ways to leverage investment for projects.