Resource: Following the Flow of African Energy Finance

Read more on Africa’s energy investment gap in the Africa Energy Series (AES) Special Report: Africa Energy Finance 2020 – the leading investor resource for tackling finance for a new decade of intra-African trade and investment. Download the Report and other AES Special Reports here.

While investment in energy infrastructure reaches record highs, energy investment on the continent is still lacking. A hybrid of public and private sector financing solutions are being positioned as the way forward in identifying financing innovations, catalyzing institutional investment and boosting government and utility balance sheets.

What is the annual estimated investment needed to realize the African Development Bank’s New Deal on Energy for Africa?

Africa’s energy infrastructure requires both rehabilitation and expansion to realize its goals of meeting forecast energy demand and achieving universal electricity access by 2030.

How much is currently being invested in the development of the African energy sector?

The single largest segment of investment in African infrastructure is directed to the energy sector, however, limited governmental capacity to generate funds and difficulties in attracting private sector investment translates to a substantial financing gap remaining.

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