Studying on Trade -Carrying Infrastructure Gap in Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Categories: Research

PDF, 7.3 MB


The overall objective of this assignment is to analyse the trade-carrying infrastructure gaps across one pilot African region and propose priority investments to fill these gaps. To do this, the report first quantifies existing and future intra-regional trade flows along the main transport corridors in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region and ranks the importance of each corridor for future intra-Africa trade. Next, it assesses the condition, capacity and competitiveness of trade-carrying transport and logistics infrastructure, notably the main seaports, border posts, railways and roads that are the backbone of the main corridors traversing the region. It also analyses secondary and informal routes, highlighting the findings pertinent to these corridors in the SADC region. The assessment identifies major gaps in the trade-carrying transport and logistics infrastructure on each of the main transport corridors and frames the priority interventions on each regional transport route. Finally, the report develops a programme of priority interventions and a pipeline of proposed projects.