2018 IFC Africa: Private Finance of Public Infrastructure towards Resilient Cities and Industrial Policy

February 05, 2018

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Immersive Field Course: Africa: Building Cities

January, 2018 

Prompt to each team for final paper:  What are your top three to five ideas for the decade ahead regarding the potential for private finance and delivery of public infrastructure in your sector in these cities?  Why?  (If your ideas are different for Ethiopia than for Tanzania, please explain).

 What are the key things that private investors and operators in these cities need to do now to make these ideas into reality?

(Students:Full instructions are in Canvas).

Submitted (9)

At the Start of the Project: Objectives, Plans, Additions – Prof. Macomber
Prof. John Macomber
Last modified on January 1, 2018 at 6:44 pm
January 1: Africa: Building Cities. 40 Harvard MBA students and I start on-the-ground research in a week looking at power, transport, water and more. We work with dozens of content experts on the ground.
Water, Sanitation and Agriculture in Ethiopia and Tanzania
Last modified on February 5, 2018 at 12:58 pm
Investing in food and water in two East African countries.
Moving Ethiopia and Tanzania Forward: Public and Private Sector Collaboration in Intercity Transportation
Posted on February 4, 2018 at 10:30 pm
By promoting private investment in hard infrastructure that fuel regional and intra-country transportation linkages, Ethiopia and Tanzania can lead 21st century growth and resiliency in East Africa, on the continent, and around the world.
IT and Telecom in Ethiopia and Tanzania
Last modified on February 2, 2018 at 6:36 pm
I. Addis Ababa and the Industrial Parks Strategy The Industrial Parks Strategy has generated significant value for a number of stakeholders and provides a solid regulatory and infrastructure base for new investments. To fully harness these strengths, we believe that [...]
Traditional Energy Opportunities in Ethiopia and Tanzania
Posted on February 4, 2018 at 9:28 pm
Industrial Parks Strategy – Addis Ababa One of the main goals of the Ethiopian government is to industrialize the country and make it a middle-income economy by 2025. Much of the industrial development will depend on the ability of Ethiopia [...]
From the Industrial Parks Strategy in Addis Ababa and urban sprawl in Dar es Salaam to attracting private capital to finance and deliver public infrastructure for Municipal Solid Waste in both cities – we have some ideas
Posted on February 4, 2018 at 5:37 pm
We think that to improve solid waste management more transparent pricing of recyclable materials is needed in Addis Ababa and a three pronged approach of centralizing trash collection, educating the community and refurbishing the Pugu dumpsite is necessary Dar es [...]
Opportunities for Commercial Real Estate
Last modified on January 26, 2018 at 7:04 am
Key learnings about the current real estate industry dynamics in Ethiopia and Tanzania and opportunities for attracting private investment.
Opportunities for Renewable Energy in Ethiopia and Tanzania
Last modified on February 4, 2018 at 5:59 pm
Energy is the foundation necessary for a country to build its economy and lifts its people out of poverty and yet its production can have detrimental effects on a country's environment. Driving private capital investment in renewable energy in Ethiopia [...]
Urban Transit: Opportunities for Addis Ababa and Dar Es Salaam
Katherine Cheng
Last modified on February 4, 2018 at 7:50 pm
Thinking of a multi-sector approach to attracting private capital to public infrastructure, what do we recommend for:   Addis Ababa and Ethiopia. How to create additional value in the Industrial Parks strategy?   We believe Ethiopia’s aims towards industrialization should [...]