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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), […]

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 […]

Alberta: Transit solutions to reduce congestion in Banff

CPCS considers options for adding rail and bus transit from Calgary to Banff as congestion exceeds road capacity. The challenge As Canada’s oldest national park becomes increasingly popular, congestion from Calgary to Banff just keeps getting worse. Visitors can expect longer travel times, more greenhouse gas emissions, increased traffic in wildlife corridors and an overall […]

Florida: Solving the high rate of passenger rail incidents

CPCS study suggests how to make passenger rail service safer for everybody.    The challenge In 2017 alone, the State of Florida reported 40 deaths due to collisions with high-speed passenger rail trains. That’s four times the national average in terms of death per miles traveled. It’s unclear as to why rail transit in Florida […]

North America: Tracking the Great Lakes with Blue Accounting

CPCS supports the Blue Accounting initiative to track performance of binational maritime system. The challenge Blue Accounting is a data-driven initiative put together by local governors to provide cutting-edge information services about the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Maritime system. The movement aims to gather data on three broad objectives: Increase maritime trade and […]

Canada: Readying the Canada Port Authorities for modernization

Transport Canada chooses CPCS experts to inspire Modernization Review for Canada Port Authorities. The challenge Canada Port Authorities (CPAs) manage 17 of the country’s most strategic ports. They are important enablers of Canadian trade. Ensuring that CPAs can continue to support the competitiveness of the country’s economy by facilitating the movement of goods and passengers […]

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 […]