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Financing Infrastructure Investment in Africa

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Speaker(s): Paul Collier, Antonio Estache, Keith Palmer Chair: Tony Venables Recorded on 24 September 2013 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building. Paul Collier (Co-Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies and Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford) spoke on the topic of Financing Infrastructure Investment in Africa. Antonio Estache (European Centre for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics) and Keith Palmer (InfraCo and Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund) were discussants. Tony Venables (Oxford) chaired the session.
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Abu Bockarie (7 months ago)
Referring to financing mechanisms across the different phases of the project cycle, I find it difficult to understand how private financing is appropriate in the preparation phase. The main aim of private investments are returns and the private investor doesn’t can’t get a return on investment in the preparation phase. My view is that preparation of bankable projects need to come from public funds that would catalyze private investment in the construction and hopefully operation phase. Public financing can be used to also derisk the investment environment.
abz998 (1 year ago)
Surprised there aren't any dislikes from corrupt African development ministers.
tauyanash3 (6 months ago)
they don't watch this

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