Private infrastructure investment continues to be a cornerstone of global development initiatives, boosting economic growth, strengthening connectivity, and raising living standards. 

As countries face the difficult job of achieving their infrastructure demands, coordination across public and private partners is critical. For 2023, the MENA region saw an increase in private infrastructure investment.

Infrastructure investment is critical for bridging regional gaps and promoting balanced growth. The importance of this aspect of economics cannot be overstated.

Given humanity’s constant advancement, it is paramount that the structures that facilitate this evolution keep pace. As a result, infrastructures have to be built, maintained, and upgraded in line with the times. 

This is the reason why infrastructural projects across the globe continue to receive heavy investments annually, with Africa being no exception.

Owing to the exhaustible resources at the government’s disposal, the private sector has also taken on the responsibility of investing in infrastructure. A chuck of these investments typically go to low- and middle-income nations, which are still struggling with infrastructure development.

A report by the World Bank revealed that the private sector infused US$86 billion into infrastructure development in low- and middle-income nations in 2023. However, this, unfortunately, represented a 5 percent decline in investment compared to the year prior. While most of the world saw a decline in the private sector’s investment in infrastructure development during the 2023 fiscal year, compared to the year prior, investors more than doubled their investment into North Africa’s infrastructure projects. – Business Insider Africa

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