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Recently, The Economist established: "Over the past decade six of the world's ten fastest-growing countries were African. In eight of the past ten years, Africa has grown faster than East Asia, including Japan". Continuing economic growth in many sub-Saharan African countries (Ghana, Nigeria, Mozambique, Angola, etc.) makes traditional development programs less significant for the African economies. International relations shift from aid to trade and investments.
This transition invites for public-private partnerships as organisational and funding vehicles for investments in infrastructure. Persisting traffic jams in most African cities indicate that infrastructural development did not keep pace with economic development. According to the African Development Bank, shortage of roads, housing, water, sanitation and electricity reduces sub-Saharan Africa's output by about 40%. The need for infrastructure, the possibilities to combine public funds and private investments, and the continuing economic growth in most African countries, create great opportunities.
Berenschot and Africa
Berenschot is used to work on the interface between public and private, also in Africa. We implement studies for the public organisations (Ministries, European Commission), we assist NGOs in getting access to grants and co-funding, and we support private companies to develop business in Africa.