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Africa

The Gambia: Unlocking river transport to new destinations

A new boat service for freight could reduce transport costs and traffic from the port of Banjul to trade spots.  The challenge Currently, The Gambia does not have access to a river transport system. The country has to rely on roads to carry freight from the capital to the hinterlands and neighbouring countries. Yet, experts […]

Cameroon: Determining the viability of biomass initiatives

CPCS infrastructure advisors undertake due diligence on a 6.5 MW biomass pilot project. The challenge Africa needs a staggering amount of money to fund its infrastructure. It’s well over US $126 billion a year. InfraCo Africa contributes to this total by providing funding for early-stage infrastructure projects so that they can eventually attract private investment. […]

Madagascar: A cabotage service from coast to coast

Improved cabotage service in Madagascar can reduce shipping costs around the island. The challenge Only a small share of the coastal population in Madagascar has access to a formal maritime transportation system – a cabotage service. Even so, those fortunate enough to use the service still have to contend with unpredictable schedules and safety hazards.  […]

Liberia: Overhauling its inland storage infrastructure

CPCS helps Liberia get its first modern inland storage and distribution facility. The challenge Economic growth in Liberia is outstripping its inland storage capacity and logistics services.  “Currently, many Liberians have no choice but to stash their goods at the national port,” says Diran Adejumo, senior financial and market analyst at CPCS. “It’s cramped, expensive […]

West Africa: Coastal management for climate change

CPCS supports the World Bank to identify and finance infrastructure projects protecting West African coastal areas against erosion, floods and pollution. The Challenge The damage climate change does to countries in West Africa are real. As such, the World Bank established the West Africa Coastal Areas (WACA) Management Program to make sure that infrastructure projects […]

Cape Verde: Rebooting a national electricity company

Cape Verde officials chooses CPCS to restructure and transfer the national electricity utility to the private sector.   The challenge Despite contributing to an above-average electrification rate of 95% in Cape Verde, the state-owned electricity company Electra hasn’t been as profitable as expected. The government wishes to reboot the company to take advantage of the […]

Senegal: Invigorating the country’s power sector

Clear road map and action plan gives Senegal what it needs to modernize its power sector. The challenge Senegal aims to galvanize its power sector and grant every family access to reliable power by 2035. But getting there takes careful planning. That’s why the Government of Senegal and its partner, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), […]

Democratic Republic of Congo: Accelerating a special economic zone in Kinshasa

CPCS experts help the Democratic Republic of Congo find a private developer to manage its special economic zone in Maluku, Kinshasa. The challenge The Democratic Republic of Congo is looking for the right developer to manage a special economic zone of 244 hectares in Kinshasa through a public-private partnership (PPP). It’s a big responsibility, so […]

Benin: Building its public-private partnerships program

CPCS formalizes approaches to public-private partnerships in Benin to boost economic growth. The challenge The bucket list of infrastructure projects in Benin is growing. One way to finance its growth is to attract more investment from the private sector. This requires a robust public-private partnerships (PPP) program.  The challenge is that the government is relatively […]

Madagascar: Facilitating negotiations with private power producers

Decision makers in Madagascar hire CPCS to support negotiations with independent power producers. The challenge The Government of Madagascar has selected independent power producers (IPPs) to develop two hydropower projects worth US $1.3 billion. As negotiations between the government and the power producers unfold, the former has expressed the need for additional expert advice. Specifically, […]