Africa’s infrastructure financing needs are estimated at $130 billion per year.

Average yearly infrastructure financing needs in Africa are estimated to be about $130 billion through 2025, of which only about 60% ($80 billion) was being funded in 2015, leaving a large financing gap. Similarly, project development spending needs are estimated at $6.5 billion a year, well above the $4.0 billion funded in 2015. Africa50 is designed to narrow these gaps. It facilitates project development and channels capital from private investors into well-structured projects. Thanks to its sovereign shareholder base it is well positioned to overcome project bottlenecks by mobilizing the necessary political support.